Fun Classroom Game: Doggy doggy where’s your bone?


I played a fun game with kids in year 1 classes today. They loved it. It’s called doggy doggy, where’s your bone?

How do you play?

The class sits in a circle and the teacher chooses a dog to start to the game.

The dog, crouches in the middle of the circle and hides their eyes while the teacher secretly gives the “bone” to a random student sitting in the circle. The bone can be any smallish object like a pen whiteboard marker. I may get an actual toy bone for use in the future.

After the bone is secretly hidden behind one of the students they class sings “Doggy, doggy, where’s your bone? Somebody stole it from your home.”

The dog in the middle now asks “Who took my bone?”

The person holding the bone must answer, (but tries to disguise their voice) “I stole it from your home”.

The dog has three attempts to guess who took it. If the dog guesses correctly, they stay in and have another go. If they guess wrong, the person who had the bone gets a turn as the dog.

This video gives you an idea of how the song should sound.

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