Filled with suspense and excitement, this classic game is a great release of energy for children. Furthermore, it helps develop speech and listening skills, and improve concentration and attention span.
Fun fact!Wolves can chase their prey at speeds of over 70 kilometres per hour –– now that's what we call fast food!
About the activity
What’s the time, Mr Wolf? is a great group game. One player is chosen to be the wolf and stands with their back to the rest of the players (ideally the wolf should face a wall or tree). The players then line up around 10-20m behind the wolf and call out, “What’s the time, Mr Wolf?”. The wolf replies with a time – for example, “It’s three o’clock!” – and the players move forward the same number of steps. Then they ask the question again, “What’s the time, Mr Wolf?” and the game continues until the players are very close to the wolf. Finally, the wolf replies to the question with the answer “It’s dinner time!” and immediately turns around and chases the players. Whoever gets caught becomes the wolf and the game starts again.