What’s the Time Mr. Wolf? – A Kids Game Played in Vanuatu

Braun_ABW41_(schwarz)Vanuatu is a country that consists of a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. There’s a kids game that’s played there called, "What’s the Time Mr. Wolf?"  This game is played throughout the English-speaking world.

How to play "What’s the Time Mr. Wolf":

The kids go around in a circle like a clock. They say:

One, two, three, four, five,

What’s the time Mr. Wolf?

On each number they take a step.

Mr. Wolf responds with a time that comes after the last number the kids said:

"It’s six o’clock!"

The game continues counting higher and higher until the last time they do it as follows:

One, two, three, four, five,

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven,

What’s the time Mr. Wolf?

Then Mr. Wolf responds:

"It’s eat o’clock!"

Then Mr. Wolf chases the group and tries to catch someone.  If s/he catches one of the kids, that kid becomes the new Mr. Wolf.  Then the game starts all over again.

You can watch the game in the video below…

We’re happy to also mention that we’ve just added some songs from Vanuatu to Mama Lisa’s World.


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Image: Wikipedia

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