Fun game to get the participants to run a bit.


  1. Choose a cat and a mouse.
  2. The rest of the group stands in 3 or 4 rows facing the same direction, arms held out.
  3. The cat has to catch the mouse by running in and out of the rows (they cannot go under the arms).
  4. The cat can clap whenever it likes to make the standers turn 90°, still in rows all facing the same way, so it can get to the mouse.
  5. The mouse can say “Piv, piv” when it wants the standers to turn.
  6. When the cat catches the mouse, different players are chosen to be cat and mouse.
  7. The game can also be played with the group of people standing in a circle.

Tips for facilitator

I have been playing this game since I was a child, at school, at 4H-meetings, at camp, etc. It was fun then, and it’s still fun today!