Rabbit in the Hole

Basic Activity Info

Activity Type: 

  • Physical
Age Group: 
6-9 yrs
9-12 yrs
Time Requirement: 

Group Size: 

  • Medium Group
  • Small Group

Play Area: 

  • Gymnasium (large indoor space)
  • Outdoor - Field

Critical thinking



Set Up: 

Arrange the group in a circle about an arms length apart from each other. 
Everyone is facing the centre of the circle. 

Step by Step: 
  1. Each player sticks their right index finger (rabbit) toward the player on the right. 
  2. Their left hand is cupped over the rabbit of the player on their left.
  3. When the leader says “Go”, each player tries to pull their rabbit from the hole while at the same time trying to catch the rabbit on their left.  
  4. Rabbits caught are eliminated. 
  5. Last player to have their rabbit alive wins.

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