Curious George Birthday Party
Monkey in the Middle
- a ball or bean bag
- 6 or more players
- an open play space
- Players form a circle, with each player standing an arm's length from the next player.
- Choose one player to stand in the middle of the circle. The middle player is the "monkey."
- Players take turns throwing the ball or bean bag to one another across the circle, trying to prevent the "monkey" from getting it.
- Set the ball in play. If the monkey catches the ball as it is being thrown overhead he wins the round and joins the circle. The player who threw the ball that was caught by the monkey then becomes the new monkey in the middle.