All players, except two, stand in rows of equal length, so that they form a rectangle (preferably square). The players hold their neighbors with slightly outstretched arms on their hands. When they let go of their hands and turn around 90°, they have two new neighbors who can hold them by their hands. The players then stand in rows in the opposite direction. The other two children are mouse and cat. The cat tries to catch the mouse. They are allowed to walk through the formed rows. The mouse may shout “Help the cat is coming”. Then all players turn around 90°. So all at once the rows go in the opposite direction. It may be caught over the arms, but they must not be crossed. In very large groups there may be more cats and mice.
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