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PRISONER’S BASE OR PRISON BARS GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

PRISONER’S BASE OR PRISON BARS GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This is a most delightful game, and is a very great favourite among boys of all classes. It is commenced by choosing Captains, which is either done by lot or by the “sweet voices” of the youths.

NORTHERN SPELL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

NORTHERN SPELL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This game is played with a trap and ball, which is struck with a bat or bludgeon at the pleasure of the players; but the latter is most commonly used.

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KITTY WHITE – Playground Games for Kids

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

FLY THE GARTER GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

FLY THE GARTER GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

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.”

11 ROUNDERS GAME Outdoor Games for Kids

ROUNDERS GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

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.

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LOOBY LOO – Playground Games for Kids

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

FOLLOW MY LEADER GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

FOLLOW MY LEADER GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This may be played by any number of boys: one being selected as the Leader, and the others are the Followers.

STOOL-BALL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

STOOL-BALL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

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:

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MUFFIN MAN – Playground Games for Kids

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

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.