FLY THE GARTER GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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.”

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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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STOOL-BALL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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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TOUCH GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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.

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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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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.

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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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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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