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.

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THREAD THE NEEDLE GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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:

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Outdoor Games for Kids – HOP-SCOTCH GAME

This is a game played by hopping on one foot and kicking an oyster-shell or piece of tile from one compartment to the other, without halting the lifted foot, except in one case, to the ground, and without suffering the shell or tile to rest on any of the lines.

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CATCH BALL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
CATCH BALL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

CATCH BALL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This is very simple play. The ball is thrown into the air by one player, the others standing round him. He calls out the name of the player, for whom the ball is thrown.

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Quoits game – Outdoor games for families

Quoits game. The game of Quoits is very excellent. It seems to have derived its name from the ancient discus, and with us in the present day is a circular plate of iron perforated in the middle, not always of one size, but larger or smaller to suit the strength or convenience of the several candidates.

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I SPY GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
I SPY GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

I SPY GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This is a capital game for the summer months. The players divide themselves into two parties, one party remaining at a spot called “Bounds,” and concealing their faces, while the other party goes out and hides. After waiting for a few minutes, the home party shouts, “Coming, coming, coming.”

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FEEDER GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

In this game four or five stones or marks must be placed on the ground, as in the annexed figure, A, B, C, D, E, about twelve or fifteen yards asunder; these marks are called bases, and one of them, as A, is styled “home.”

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MONDAY, TUESDAY GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
MONDAY, TUESDAY GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

MONDAY, TUESDAY GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This game, which takes its title from the names assumed by the players, is played by seven boys, each of whom calls himself after one of the days of the week.

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