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.”

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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.

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.

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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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.

NINE-HOLES GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

NINE-HOLES GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids

Dig near a wall nine holes, of about six inches in diameter, and three deep. Let each player have one of these, according to his number, which must be determined by lot.

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JACK BE NIMBLE – Playground Games for Kids

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

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.

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.

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KITTY WHITE – Playground Games for Kids

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

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.”

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.

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LOOBY LOO – Playground Games for Kids

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

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.

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:

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MUFFIN MAN – Playground Games for Kids

6 to 30 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.
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MULBERRY BUSH – Playground Games for Kids

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