This is an adopted version of the well-known game.
Recommended Age: 7-9 y.o.
Participants Number: 6-10 players.
Time: 25-30 minutes.
Equipment: Not required.
Materials: A piece of chalk.
Preliminary Preparation: Not required.
Immediate Preparation. (3-5 minutes): Draw a river so wide that the children can easily jump over it. Line them up ‘on one bank’ and stand yourself ‘on the other’, playing the crocodile.
How to Play. The children call out to you: 'Who can cross the river, Mister Crocodile?' You answer, e.g.: 'Someone whose name begins with the letter ‘V'!’. The players, whose names begin with the mentioned letter, jump ‘on the opposite bank’. Afterwards, the children again ask you the same question and you answer, e.g.: 'Someone who's wearing something orange!' and so on. The round lasts as long as the only player remains ‘on the other bank’. He/She becomes the ‘crocodile’ in the next round. The game continues until each child, at least once, played the crocodile.
Other possible answers:
- Someone who's 7 years old (8 years old, etc);
- Someone who was born in July (in winter, etc);
- Someone whose name has got 7 letters (the letter 'O', etc);
- Someone who's got green eyes (blond hair, etc);
- Someone who's wearing a cap (glasses, etc).