Fox Walk & Bobcat's Breakfast
Walking like a fox is a great way to get into the mind of a predator, while also slowing down enough to increase your awareness of your surroundings. Predators and prey alike require stealth when moving through their habitats. Predators need to sneak up on their prey, and prey need to pass through dangerous territory undetected.
Relax and bend your knees. Keep your center of gravity over your hips, and lift one foot while remaining balanced. Spot the bit of ground you think will make the least noise, and slowly lower your foot, starting with the outside edge of the ball of your foot (the part closest to the pinky toe).
If the ground is silent so far, continue rolling your foot inward until the entire ball of your foot is on the ground. At this point, you can shift your weight to the front foot without ever putting your heel on the ground, and continue in this fashion, or you can lower your heel to the ground for more stability.
This game requires careful listening, and adept fox walking.
One person stands in the center of the circle. This person is the "breakfast." All other players are the bobcats. The breakfast closes their eyes, and keeps them closed until the end of the round.
Bobcats who wish to sneak in may raise their hands. A student leader will select bobcats to sneak in (no more than 3 at a time). Once a bobcat has been chosen, he or she can begin to slowly sneak toward the breakfast silently, using the fox walk.
If the breakfast hears a noise, he or she will point in the direction of the noise. If the breakfast points directly at one of the bobcats, that bobcat must return the the edge of the circle and wait the be selected again. This continues, with more bobcats being selected to replace the noisy ones as often as needed until the end of the round.
If a bobcat successfully sneaks all the way to the breakfast (close enough to tap the breakfast on the shoulder) without being heard, that bobcat wins! No running, leaping, lunging, or pouncing is allowed in this game.