Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Hunt the Honey

by Mark Warner
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Ages: 3-5
Anne Briscombe

Let the children make a circle, then choose one child to be at the centre of the circle.

Tell all the children to close their eyes, then hide a bean bag behind one of the children. Ask the child standing at the centre to look for the “honey” by saying ‘teddy bear, teddy bear, where’s my honey?’

Then the child needs to find the honey. When he/she finds it they have to run around the room trying to catch up with the stolen honey. If caught the child has to give the honey back. Then children exchange roles until everyone else has a turn.

A visitor has suggested this variation…

We do this in my nursery, but we start by singing:

“Isn’t it funny how a bear loves honey,
Buzz buzz buzz, I wonder why he does,
Go to sleep Mr / Mrs Bear’.”

When the child is ‘asleep’ we give the ‘honey pot’ to a child to hide behind their back. Then we sing ‘Wake up Mr / Mrs Bear’ and they go to each child in turn, asking ‘Do you have my honey?’ and the child answers appropriately.

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