Fox and goose games

Includes: Indoors, Outdoors, Group games

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Get agile with animal games

Will the fox ever catch the gosling in this fun activity?


The aim of the game is for the fox to catch a gosling. It develops alertness and agility.

  1. Choose a girl to be a goose and one to be a fox. They stand facing each other about a metre apart.
  2. The rest of the group are goslings who line up behind the goose holding on to the waist of the person in front.
  3. The fox tries to run around and catch the end gosling. The goose spreads out her wings (arms) to keep the fox away and dodges and turns to keep the goslings safe. The goslings have to move fast and hang on tight.
  4. When a gosling is caught, she becomes the fox, the fox becomes the goose and the game continues.

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Safety notes

This game is best played on grass. Remind your girls to keep away from walls and obstacles. Trips and falls are easy to prevent with a proper risk assessment – download our Being Prepared guidance to find out more.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed