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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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:

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.”

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.

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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KITTY WHITE – Playground Games for Kids

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

09 FEEDER GAME Outdoor Games for Kids

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.”

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.

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.
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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LOOBY LOO – Playground Games for Kids

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

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.

MULBERRY BUSH

MULBERRY BUSH – Playground Games for Kids

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

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.