We're hungry for fun! Get your kids active with our Recess Enhancement Program's (REP) game, Hungry Wolf.


Hungry Wolf

Who: Grades K-8  

Players: 4+

Time: 10 minutes+

Where: Gymnasium, hallway, playground

Equipment: None

How to Play: 

  • Instruct players to form a line standing 6 feet apart from each other. Players 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 before the wolf.
  • If the wolf gets to the line before a bunny, the bunny becomes a wolf and races the other bunnies. 
  • The game ends when everyone becomes a wolf. 




Check for Understanding

  • What do players have to ask the wolf? 
  • What do you do when the wolf says DINNERTIME? 

Game Tip

  • Have the last bunny be the first wolf for the next round. 


  • Make sure students tag lightly with two fingers.



EASY: Walk. 

MEDIUM: Hop on two feet. 

HARD: Skip. 


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