Everyone is given a number from 1 to however many kids you have. And, you can also, split these people up into groups, but you don’t have to. Then find a wall with not much on it. All the campers need to do is throw the ball against the wall and call out a number while all the other kids run away. Whoever’s number was called must chase the ball. Once they have caught the ball they then must yell “MOUSE!” and everyone must freeze in place, may they be on one foot or maybe sitting on the ground, they can’t move. If the person who has the ball sees someone move they can call “RAT-TRAP!” and that person is out. If the person with the ball is content they must then ‘roll’ the ball at another person. If the ball hits someone that person is out. If the ball rolls and hits a wall or comes to a stop before it hits a person then the person who called ‘mouse’ is out. If the thrower misses, whoever happens to be closest to the ball when it hits the wall or stops has a chance to throw it. If the mouse-caller did get someone out then they get to throw the ball. Only one person can get out a round. Once everyone is out or only members of one team remain then the game is over.


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