Chalk or make a line, or, as it is usually termed, “a garter,” on the ground; on this line one of the players must place himself and bend down as in leap-frog, while the other players in rotation leap over him, the last one as he flies over calling out “Foot it.”Read more
This is a most excellent game, and very popular in some counties. It is played with a moderate-sized ball and a hand-bat, i. e. a bat that can be held in one hand, and which is about two feet in length, smooth, and round.Read more
This may be played by any number of boys: one being selected as the Leader, and the others are the Followers.Read more
This is an old English sport, mentioned by Gower and Chaucer, and was at one period common to women as well as men. In the northern parts of England, particularly in Yorkshire, it is practised in the following manner:Read more
This is a brisk game, and may be played by any number of boys. One of the players being chosen as Touch, it is his business to run about in all directions after the other players, till he can touch one, who immediately becomes Touch in his turn.Read more
This game is so called from the trap used to elevate the ball when it is to be struck by the batsman. It is one of the earliest games played with the trap and ball, and we can trace it to the commencement of the fourteenth century.Read more
Two bases having been made, one at each end of the playground, all the players take up their position in one of them,Read more
The Apple Mill is made by boring a hole in a nut, just large enough to pass a thin skewer through; the kernel should then be extracted, and another hole bored in the side of the nut, as A in the annexed figure.Read more
This is perhaps the very best game that can be introduced into a school. The principle of it is very simple, that one boy represents the Hare and runs away, while the others represent the Hounds and pursue him.Read more
AUNT SALLY is an amusing game of a very simple character, consisting essentially in throwing at a small object.Read more
This game may be played by any number of players. A large stone is selected, and placed on a particular spot,Read more
Throwing Sticks – This very popular game among the Greeks was by them called Kyndalismos.Read more
This is a very good game, and to play it properly there must be in the centre of the playground a small hill or hillock.Read more
Cat and Mouse Game. This sport, which is of French origin, is for two players only.Read more
This, if well managed, is a very comical game. The players are arranged as in Fugleman, the player who enacts Simon standing in front.Read more
10 to 60 players.
Indoors; out of doors; schoolroom.
Make a mark on the ground at a place called the “starting point.” At ten yards’ distance from this make another, called the “spring.”Read more
This game can be played by any number of boys, who must all join hands; the game is begun by the outside players at each end of the line holding the following dialogue:Read more
10 to 30 or more players.
Indoors; out of doors.
Various games are in vogue among boys, in which hopping on one foot is the principal object.Read more