Steal the Spines
This is a wonderful, classic game that goes by many names including deer stalk and fox the fox. It is especially helpful to shift the energy of a group to a slower, quieter, more aware state. Throughout the game, those who are quietest and who make the least disturbance do well, with the blind guard developing their sense of hearing. It is a perfect game in which to apply and practise core sensory routines for nature connection of: fox walking, owl eyes and deer ears.
Whilst it’s hard to know where a game first originated, we send our thanks to Thomas Schorr-Kon who Victoria first learned the game from when she was only 12. We know many indigenous cultures have versions of this game and many nature connection organisations play it with their chosen story. It also features in the wonderful Coyote’s Guide!