Mr Bear

Sally Garnaat
Support Systems Analyst
Dept. of Political Science
Sally@Arizona.EDU
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721


[Editor's Note: Why do we assume that the Bear is Mr? Why not Mrs Bear?]

Mr. Bear (Sweden)

You'll need at lease three peple, a place for "home", and the bear's den.

1. One person is Mr. Bear. He is trying to sleep in his den.

2. The other players sneak up to Mr. Bear and whisper, "Mr. Bear, are you awake?"

3. Mr. Bear pretends not to hear them. Then the players yell, "MR. BEAR, ARE YOU AWAKE?" This makes Mr. Bear furious! He chases them all and tries to catch them before they reach home, which is the safe place.

4. Everyone tagged by the bear before reaching home becomes Mr. Bear's cubs. They go back to the den with Mr. Bear.

5. When the remaining players come back to wake up Mr. Bear again, the cubs help Mr. Bear catch them.

6. When everyone has been caught, Mr. Bear picks someone else to take his place.