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Mouse Gets The Cheese

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For the mouse to get the cheese without getting tagged by the cat. 

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor​

    • Dodge

    • Run

-Equipment List:

  • Two gymnastic mats and two bean bags per pair of players.​


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Place two mats on end creating parallel walls about 1.5 paces apart.

  • Place a bean bag in a line between the middle of the mats but about two metres from the end of each mat.

  • The cat stands behind one wall and the mouse stands behind the other.


  • On the signal to begin the mouse attempts to trick the cat as to the direction she plans to go and gets the cheese before the cat can tag her--Cat and mouse always have their heads visible to the other

  • If the cat fears she might get tagged she can retreat to safety behind her mat or she can run between the mats and retrieve the cheese at the other end.

  • Each successful capture of a cheese counts for one point. When a mouse is tagged before getting a cheese the mouse and cat switch roles.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Notes:

    • Thanks Glenn Young for this idea.

  • Variation:

    • ​Stay hidden:

      • The cat and mouse can stay hidden from each other by staying lower than the height of the mats. 

      • Place the cheeses another step or two further.

      • The cat and mouse can go in their area and the middle area but cannot go in the other's side of the mat.

      • The cat cannot reach over the mat to tag the mouse.

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