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TOUCH GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

TOUCH GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

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.

12 TRAP BAT AND BALL GAME Outdoor Games for Kids

TRAP, BAT AND BALL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

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.
MULBERRY BUSH

MULBERRY BUSH – Playground Games for Kids

6 to 60 players or more.
Indoors; out of doors.

RUSHING BASES GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

RUSHING BASES GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

Two bases having been made, one at each end of the playground, all the players take up their position in one of them,

01 Hoop Games for Kids

Hoop Games for Kids – Outdoor Games for Kids

Trundling the hoop is a pastime of uncertain origin, but it has long contributed to the health and amusement of the youth of Great Britain.

GAMES FOR THE PLAYGROUND HOME SCHOOL AND GYMNASIUM BY JESSIE H BANCROFT

RAILROAD TRAIN – Playground Games for Kids

10 to 100 players.
Parlor; schoolroom; out of doors.

04 HARE AND HOUNDS GAME

HARE AND HOUNDS GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

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.

05 Flying Kites How to Fly a kite

Flying Kites – How to Fly a kite

Flying Kites.The form of the kite and manner of flying it must be familiar to all our readers. This favourite toy probably received its denomination from having originally been made in the shape of the bird called the kite.

GAMES FOR THE PLAYGROUND HOME SCHOOL AND GYMNASIUM BY JESSIE H BANCROFT

RINGMASTER – Playground Games for Kids

10 to 60 players.
Playground; gymnasium; parlor.

03 DUCK STONE GAME

DUCK-STONE GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This game may be played by any number of players. A large stone is selected, and placed on a particular spot,

11 Marble Games for Kids

Marble Games for Kids – Vintage Marble Games

Marble Games for Kids - Vintage Marble Games. - In ancient times, when we were boys, and indulged in the luxury of marbles, they were very different from their present form. They were made of stone, nicely polished, and some of them, called “alleys,” of the purest marble.

ROUND AND ROUND WENT THE GALLANT SHIP – Playground Games for Kids

ROUND AND ROUND WENT THE GALLANT SHIP – Playground Games for...

4 to 30 or more players.
Indoors; out of doors.

KING OF THE CASTLE GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

KING OF THE CASTLE GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

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.

01 Spinning Top Games for Kids

Spinning Top Games for Kids – Vintage Spinning Tops

Tops. The peg-top appears to be a modern invention, but the whip-top is of great antiquity, it having been used in remote times by the Grecian boys; it was well known at Rome in the days of Virgil, and in England as early at least as the fourteenth century, when its form was the same as it is now.

SIMON SAYS GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

SIMON SAYS GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This, if well managed, is a very comical game. The players are arranged as in Fugleman, the player who enacts Simon standing in front.

07 Old Games for Kids THE APPLe MILL

Old Games for Kids – THE APPLE MILL

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.

01 Outdoor Games for Kids HOP STEP AND JUMP GAME

Outdoor Games for Kids – HOP, STEP AND JUMP GAME

Make a mark on the ground at a place called the “starting point.” At ten yards’ distance from this make another, called the “spring.”

THREAD THE NEEDLE GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

THREAD THE NEEDLE GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

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:

08 AUNT SALLY GAME

AUNT SALLY GAME – Old Games for Kids

AUNT SALLY is an amusing game of a very simple character, consisting essentially in throwing at a small object.

Outdoor Games for Kids – HOPPING ON THE BOTTLE GAME

Outdoor Games for Kids – HOPPING ON THE BOTTLE GAME

Various games are in vogue among boys, in which hopping on one foot is the principal object.