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     Daniel Boone School     6710 N. Washtenaw      Chicago, IL 60645      (773) 534-2160 ph.      (773) 534-2190 fx.      [Email]

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MBUBE, MBUBE
 

Description:

Imbube is one of the Zulu words for "lion." "Mbube" is addressing the lion by calling to him (sort of pronounced like m-boo-bay). In this game the lion is stalking the impala (a southern African buck) while all players form a circle.
  1. Two players start the game. One is the lion, one is the impala.
  2. They are both blindfolded and spun around. (Children used to just close their eyes, but the temptation to peek is so great!)
  3. Players in the circle start by calling the lion, "mbube, mbube!"
  4. The closer to the impala the lion gets the faster the chanting becomes.
  5. Likewise if the lion is far away the calling decreases, in volume as well as speed of repetition.
  6. If the lion has not caught the impala within a minute a new lion is chosen. If the lion catches the impala, a new impala is chosen.
     
GAMES
500
Ball Walk
Big Snake
Clam Tag
Clash of the Ghosts
Flickerball
Heart Attack Tag
Home Run Derby Tag
Mbube Mbube
One-Legged Rabbit
Shake-n-Bake Tag
Speedball
Tawanan
Toilet Tag
Troll Tag
Tunnel Tag
Vaseball