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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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,

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.

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.
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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

01 Outdoor Games for Kids HOP STEP AND JUMP GAME

Outdoor Games for Kids – HOP, STEP AND JUMP GAME

Make a mark on the ground at a place called the “starting point.” At ten yards’ distance from this make another, called the “spring.”

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.

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.

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.

MULBERRY BUSH

MULBERRY BUSH – Playground Games for Kids

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

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,

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.