Type of game:
Locomotion Game
Character of the game:
Non-Competitive
Country of origin:
Jamaica
Aim of the game:
To grab the chicks from Mother Hen.
Number of players:
Multi Player
10 to 20 people
Age
5 +
Difficulty:
Easy
Area of play:
Indoor or outdoor free space (e.g. park, school backyard, gym)
Indoor Outdoor
Equipment

None
Motor skills
Endurance Coordination Balance Speed Flexibility
Social skills
Cooperation Team building Socializing
Cognitive skills
Strategy Building Problem solving
equipment
Background
This is a traditional Jamaican children's game.
Set up:
Nominate a bull (one player), one Mother hen (one player), a hawk (one player) and several chicks (several players). The chicks must stand behind Mother Hen..
Rules
  • The Bull is standing a couple of feet in front of Mother Hen, taunting and jeering, making noise, and trying everything to reach behind Mother Hen to grab one of her precious chicks (the other players). If the bull does not manage to grab any chick, the Hawk enters the game after a few minutes to help the bull and try to grab one of the chicks.
  • The game has a song: 
  • BULL: Chick, chick, chick?!
    Mother Hen: Mi nuh waan nuh corn!
    BULL: Chick, chick, chick?!
    Mother Hen: Mi nuh waan nuh corn!
    BULL: Look pon dah peel head one dey!
    Mother Hen: Mek him 'tan' (leave him alone)!
    BULL: Look pan dah cross yeye one dey
    Mother Hen: Mek him 'tan!
    BULL: Look pon dah knock knee one dey!
    Mother Hen: Mek him 'tan!
    Chick chick chick
    Mi nuh waan nuh chick
     
  •  After the Bull exhausts his efforts in grabbing one of Mother Hen's chick, a warning is let out that Hawk is zooming down to grab one  
  • PEEYAWK, DI HAWK IS COMING DUNG
  • PEEYAWK, DI HAWK IS COMING DUNG
    PEEYAWK, DI HAWK IS COMING DUNG
    PEEYAWK, DI HAWK IS COMING DUNG
Teaching Styles:
  • Provide clear and simple instructions
  • Encourage players to communicate throughout the game
  • Safety instructions to be tailored to the environment and participants playing the game.
  • Help people with disabilities make contact and move, if needed
Rules:
  • Increase/reduce the number of hens to protect the chicks
  • Increase/reduce the number of bulls and hawks to grab the chicks
  • Increase/reduce the number of chicks to be grabbed
Environment:
  • Increase/reduce the size of the area where players can move.
Equipment:
  • Use soft balls to allow the Bull and Hawk to reach the chicks
Background
This is a traditional Jamaican children's game.