A circle of children stands with hands clasped, each two people on the circle forming a
gatewith their arms. (Adults can form part of the circle if there are not enough children.) When the arms are up, the gate is
open, and when they are down it is
wolfchases one or more
sheeparound and through the circle, but sheep and wolf alike can only go through open gates, not closed gates. When the wolf catches a sheep (by tagging), he becomes a sheep, and a new wolf is picked from the circle; the captured sheep returns to the circle. Members of the circle can raise or lower their gates at will, allowing sheep through but barring the wolf, or vice versa, or whatever.