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.

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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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HOT COCKLES GAME – Indoor Games for Kids
HOT COCKLES GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

HOT COCKLES GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

One player with his eyes bandaged lays his head on a chair, or in another player’s lap, while the others strike him on his back with their open hands.

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MONDAY, TUESDAY GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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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HOW? WHERE? AND WHEN? GAME – Indoor Games for Kids
HOW? WHERE? AND WHEN? GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

HOW? WHERE? AND WHEN? GAME – Indoor Games for Kids

One of the players is sent out of the room, while the others fix upon a subject, which may be anything to which the three questions, “How do you like it?” “Where do you like it?” and “When do you like it?” will apply.

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NINE-HOLES GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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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NORTHERN SPELL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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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THREAD THE NEEDLE GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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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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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