5 minute fillers | 25 January

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Try this traditional Chinese game to celebrate Lunar New Year.

You’ll need enough space to run around in, either inside or outside. Get your young people to form a single line, with their hands on the shoulders of the person in front. The person at the front of the line is the dragon's head, and the last person in line is the dragon's tail.

The dragon's head then tries to catch the tail, by manoeuvring the line around the space so that they can tag the last person. All the players in the middle do their best to hinder the dragon's head. They mustn’t let the line break. 

When the head catches the tail, the young person who was the head goes to the end of the line to become the tail, and everyone else moves up one position.

Looking for another quick game to play? Here’s last week’s filler activity.

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