Chinese game suitable for Chinese new year activities
One child is chosen to be the Hawk, and another the Hen. All the other children are the Chicks and line up behind the Hen, holding onto the clothes of the child in front of them.
The Hawk and the Hen face each other, and the Hawk now tries to catch the Chicks. The hen protects the Chicks, holding out their hands and moving from side to side (with the chicks swaying in a line behind).
Any Chick who is caught moves over to stand behind the Hawk, and the line of Chicks closes up.