Save the Puppies

Game Description: 
A nice warm up game for children aged 2-5. At least one bean bag per child and one bucket is needed.
Bring all the puppies home!
Game Rules: 
Spread your bean bags all over the playing surface. If you are in a furnished room you can hide some under chairs or on top of desks. Hold up a bean bag and tell the kids "this is my puppy", pet it and hold it like you would a puppy. The kids will then understand that the bean bags are puppies. Tell them that the puppies are lost and need to be brought back home. Ask them to go get the puppies, one at a time and bring them home.
Adaptations (optional): 
Have 3 or 4 different coloured bean bags and hoops and have them return the bean bag (puppy) to the same colour hoop. You can also have them return the bean bag to a different colour hoop.
Progression (optional): 
Have the children hop, skip, or gallop while bringing the puppies home. Changing the puppy to pony is a great way to get them to learn how to hop!
Average: 4.9 (7 votes)
2 to 3 years
4 to 6 years
Type of Activity: 
Co-operative / Team Building / Ice Breaker
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Small Space (Hall, Furnished Room)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
Low Key (Balls, Balloons, Skipping ropes, Hoops)
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
2 Leaders
3 - 4 Leaders
Event staff
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Small group (3-5 kids)
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: