Most English-speaking kids know the game "Duck, Duck, Goose".


Melanie Cossins wrote, "Haha! I changed this for a frozen day to ..."hot, hot, frozen"!

Game Instructions

The children sit in a circle except for the one who's "It". The person who is "It" goes around tapping each child's head saying "Duck". Eventually, the one who's "It" taps a kid's head and says, "Goose". The one who was tapped has to chase the one who's "It" around the circle. The one who's "It" has to go around the circle and finally sit in the 2nd kid's spot. The 2nd kid is now "It". If the 2nd kid catches the one who's "It" before they get to the spot, then the 1st kid continues being "It" for another turn. The gif below shows how it works (each dot represents a child and the red dot is the one who's "It").

Duck, Duck, Goose  -  - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Comment After Song Image


This game is similar to Drop the Handkerchief. Check out the blog to learn about the difference between Duck, Duck, Goose and Drop the Handkerchief.



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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Image (Gif): Wikipedia