The Wolf and the Eggs

Summary: The Wolf and the Eggs is a game of tag using easter egg colors as a theme.

Ages: From 5 to 10

Recommended Number of Players:
The more the merrier!

Equipment:
No equipment necessary

Set Up:
No prior set-up required

How to Play:
One player is the wolf and the others are Easter eggs. Before the game begins, the eggs decide what color they are going to be. Usually the older kids choose colors with longer names and leave the easier colors for the younger kids. The eggs then face the wolf, who begins to guess colors. If the wolf guesses a player's color, that player must step forward one step, spell the color, and then run a predetermined route before running back to the other players, called the "basket." If the egg makes it back to the basket, he chooses a new color, and play continues. If the wolf tags the egg before he gets back to the basket, that player becomes the wolf.

Winner:
Non-competitive


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Best Advice

Many people come to this site looking for a couple specific games. When they find them, great, the job is done. But there is one thing I want ALL my guests to know regardless of how many or how few pages they read. Therefore, I decided to put the information on The Wolf and the Eggs and every other game instruction page. So, when you see this box again, and you have already familiarized yourself with the information, skip it and move on to finding more games (other than The Wolf and the Eggs) for your event.

But for those reading this for the first time, here is the best advice I can pass on from my many years of experience planning and executing large and small events. Read on…

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” These are great words from A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. I couldn’t agree more. And a solid foundation of organizing and planning is needed for most events. But I am here to tell you even with the BEST organization, no event is going to proceed EXACTLY as planned. You may even have a Plan B, C or D as a back-up. That’s fabulous! But trust me on this one; something will happen that you had no way of anticipating. So what now? Here is the trick. Pay close attention to this because it is the single most important piece of wisdom I can share with my readers.

Are you ready?

Learn to mentally let go of your perfect plans
the minute the party, event, game
or special occasion starts.


That’s it. I could write an entire page on how to “be in the moment” and “have fun at your own party.” But neither of those will happen if you don’t have the mindset that it’s alright to have things turn out differently than you imagined. The good news is that usually what you planned in your head that didn’t come through was never even missed by most.

So if you are going along, playing The Wolf and the Eggs, or any other group activity, and it leads you down a road you didn’t foresee… Enjoy the ride.

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