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02 Outdoor Games for Kids HOP SCOTCH GAME

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.

Cat and Mouse Game – Old Games for Kids

Cat and Mouse Game – Old Games for Kids

Cat and Mouse Game. This sport, which is of French origin, is for two players only.

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,

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.

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.

Outdoor Games for Kids – FRENCH AND ENGLISH GAME

Outdoor Games for Kids – FRENCH AND ENGLISH GAME

This is an old Greek game, and, like very many simple boys’ games, has retained its popularity to the present day.

01 Quoits game

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.

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.

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:

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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Outdoor games for families – NINE-PINS GAME

This game, as its name denotes, is played by means of nine pins, which are set up in a regular order, the aim of the players being to throw down as many as possible in the fewest attempts.

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.

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.
Outdoor Games for Kids – PITCH-STONE GAME

Outdoor Games for Kids – PITCH-STONE GAME

This game is played by two boys, each of whom takes a smooth round pebble.

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SKITTLES GAME – Outdoor games for families

Skittles is played in a manner somewhat similar to the NINE-PINS game, but the number of pins is only four.

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:

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.

DUCK AND DRAKE GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

DUCK AND DRAKE GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

This is a very simple sport, but necessarily restricted to those spots where there is a river, or a pond of some magnitude.

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

JACK BE NIMBLE – Playground Games for Kids

10 to 60 players.
Indoors; out of doors; schoolroom.

WANT A DAY’S WORK? – Outdoor Games for Kids

WANT A DAY’S WORK? – Outdoor Games for Kids

This is a capital game when well played, and the antics and grimaces of boys who are mimics cause great merriment.