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MULBERRY BUSH

MULBERRY BUSH – Playground Games for Kids

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

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.

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.

mufin man

MUFFIN MAN – Playground Games for Kids

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

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LOOBY LOO – Playground Games for Kids

5 to 60 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.
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.

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.”

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:

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.

07 Old Games for Kids THE APPLe MILL

Old Games for Kids – THE APPLE MILL

The Apple Mill is made by boring a hole in a nut, just large enough to pass a thin skewer through; the kernel should then be extracted, and another hole bored in the side of the nut, as A in the annexed figure.

Outdoor Games for Kids – HOPPING ON THE BOTTLE GAME

Outdoor Games for Kids – HOPPING ON THE BOTTLE GAME

Various games are in vogue among boys, in which hopping on one foot is the principal object.

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.

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,

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.”

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.

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.

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.”

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.