Participants stand in pairs, arms hooked, like going for a walk. There is a polar bear with a loud roar and reaching arms (the catcher) and somebody with a scared, shuffling run (the penguin). The polar bear wants to catch the penguin. The penguin runs away and is safe when holding on to a small ice field (a pair of players). In this case the person on the other side of the penguin becomes a running player and takes on the role of the new polar bear. The player that used to be the bear turns into the penguin and has to run away. If the polar bear catches the penguin, the roles are reversed.

The game has no „natural“ end – the facilitator has to watch the group and decide when to stop.

Tip: The polar bear should roar loudly and make scary gestures. This makes the game easier to understand and more fun.