Mother may I?

Mother may I?

Mother may I is an engaging party game for children to test their listening skills. Simply choose a grown up to be "Mother" and start playing. Children will love being able to play as a family or against their friends.

What you need:

Number of players:


One person (probably Mum, Dad or an older child) stands about 6m away from the line of children.

They then choose a child (at random, or in order), and announce an instruction.

These follow a pattern, such as, "Sarah, you may take 'x' giant/regular/baby steps forward/backward."

The child responds with "Mother may I?" Mum then states "Yes" or "No", depending on their whim, and the child complies.

If the child forgets to ask "Mother may I?" they go back to the starting line.

First one to touch Mother wins.

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