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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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.

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CATCH BALL GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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.

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I SPY GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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.”

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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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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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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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PRISONER’S BASE OR PRISON BARS GAME – Outdoor Games for Kids
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.

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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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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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