Please, Mr Crocodile is a fabulous game for all different sized groups, from smaller, family groups to class groups of kindergarten or early elementary children. It makes a fun warm up game for physical education lessons or used as an active brain break for class groups.
How to Play Please Mr Crocodile
Number of players: 5+
Recommended Age: 4 – 104 years
Equipment needed: None
All of the players (except one who is chosen as ‘Mr Crocodile’) stand side by side at one side of the yard or room, facing the other side. Mr Crocodile stands in the middle of the yard or room.
The players chant, “Please Mr Crocodile may we cross the river? If not, why not, what’s your favourite colour?”
Mr Crocodile calls out one colour name and any of the players wearing that colour are safe to cross past Mr Crocodile to the other side of the yard/room. For example, if Mr Crocodile calls, “Blue,” anyone wearing blue is safe to cross.
Once the safe players are across to the other side of the space, the players not wearing the selected colour must try to run across to the other side of the yard/room without being caught by Mr Crocodile.
The player that is caught becomes the next Mr Crocodile and the game starts again.
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