Duck Duck Goose with Dot

By June L.

Play Ideas

Run, run from the goose!

What you'll need:

  • Dot
Set up Time

20 minutes

  • a bunch of friends!


Reinvent this playground favorite with Dot to add some surprise and delight into the mix! First program Dot to be the Duck Duck Goose picker. Once everyone is sitting
in a circle, go around to pick the Goose with Dot, and take cover when the Goose starts to chase! Use standard rules, or make up your own!


  1. Program your picker using Dot and the Blockly app. Check out our sample code! Choose one sound to represent the “duck” and another sound to represent the “goose”.

  2. You’re ready to play! Grab some friends, and have them sit in a circle. Make sure you have enough room to run around! You will need about 10 friends to make this fun.

  3. Explain your program and the rules to your friends. You can also modify the game to include a mosh pit! If the Picker gets caught by the Goose, they have to sit in the center of the circle.

  4. It’s game time! Time to have fun!

Play Options:

Go App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Path App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Blockly App

Suggested for Ages: 8+

We chose the Cat sound to represent a Duck and the Lion sound to represent the Goose. The picker needs to press the top button as they pass each person in the circle.

We designed the game to say Duck 6 times before getting to the Goose in the first round and then 4 times before getting to the Goose during the second round. You should create about 10 rounds with different numbers, and then you can put a repeat loop around the entire game to keep it going!

Add some lights to put in some special effects!

Xylo App

Suggested for Ages: 5+