Players stand in a circle, with one, the shepherd, standing outside
The shepherd walks around the outside of the ring, stops anywhere,
and taps a player on the shoulder.
The shepherd asks, "Have you seen my sheep?"
The shepherd describes the clothing of another
player, and when the player being questioned recognizes the player
described, he or she answers: "Your missing sheep is Johnny
[or Jane or Mary]."
On being indentified, the sheep bolts from the circle and races
around the outside, pursued by the player who made the identification.
If the sheep can get back in place before being tagged, he or she
becomes the shepherd for the next round. If he or she is tagged,
the pursuer is the new shepherd.
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma
Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture,
Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.