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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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.

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KITTY WHITE – Playground Games for Kids

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

DROPPING THE HANDKERCHIEF GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

DROPPING THE HANDKERCHIEF GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

A tolerably large ring should be formed by several boys standing in a circle and joining hands;

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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.

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.”

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LOOBY LOO – Playground Games for Kids

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

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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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.