Alligator Game Ideas
This game is similar to Duck
Have the children stand in a circle. Select one child to be it.
Have that child walk around the outside of the circle, tapping
children on their shoulders and saying, "turtle." When It is ready
to run, have him or her tap one last child on the shoulder and say
"Alligator!" The child who was tapped last chases It around the circle.
Whoever is back in the child's place last is the next It.
Smile and Crocodile Tears
Children sit in a circle
and one child is chosen to be “it”. That child must leave
the room while you choose an “alligator”. “It” returns to the middle of
Alligator must secretly flash a bright, broad ‘alligator smile’ to
the circle without “it” seeing him/her doing it. The person who was
at must lie down and cry ‘crocodile tears’. Alligator continues to smile
either he is figured out or all the children are shedding ‘crocodile
See Ya Later,
End of School Countdown
the last five days of school. In advance, plan at least one
alligator activity for each of the last 5 days of school. Cut out
construction paper alligators. Write the number 5 on one alligator;
then flip it over and write the alligator activity planned for the first
day of the countdown. Program the next alligator with the number
4 and the activity planned for the second day of the countdown.
Program the remaining alligators in a similar manner so that
each one is labeled with a different activity and number 1 to 5.
Use pushpins to mount the alligators on a blue paper display.
During circle time, invite the children to chant the following:
many days are left in school?
Let's count the alligators in the pool.
children count the alligators on display and then say how
many days remain. Invite a child to find the alligator with that
number and remove
it from the display. Then read aloud the activity written on the
back of the alligator.
Alligators Matching Game
Gator Cards below.
Print one of each page! Cut out and laminate. Invite the children
to take turns matching the two alligators that are the same color.
Gator Cards ~
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