We're hungry for fall! Welcome the season and get your kids active with our Recess Enhancement Program's (REP) game of the month, Hungry Wolf.


Hungry Wolf

Who: Grades kindergarten to 2  

Players: 15+

Time: 15 minutes+

Where: Small playground 



  • Create a square or rectangular boundary using cones 


How to Play: 

  • Instruct students to form a line. They are the bunnies and the facilitator is the wolf. The goal is for the bunnies to avoid being tagged by the wolf.
  • To start, the facilitator says, “Hungry wolf, hungry wolf what time is it?” Whatever time the wolf says is the number of steps the bunnies take toward the wolf. For example: six o’clock = six steps.
  • If the wolf says, "It’s dinnertime," the bunnies must run back to the start line without getting tagged by the wolf.
  • If tagged, the bunny becomes a wolf and helps tag the others



  • Make sure students tag lightly with two fingers.



EASY: Walk. 

MEDIUM: Hop on two feet. 

HARD: Skip. 


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