This game is set up in the same way as Red Light Green Light. One person in the group asks the person in the front, "Mother, may I take steps forward? Again, the first person to tag the person in the front wins and is the next person in the front. This game can be played anywhere, even in a car or other small space. One person is Simon and starts by saying, "Simon says, '[insert action here]'. However, if Simon makes an action request without saying, "Simon says" to begin the request, anyone who does that action is out. The last person still playing in the end will be Simon for the next round.
It seems that everyone knows how to play tag, but just in case it wasn't in your childhood game playing repertoire, here is how you play. A group of kids decides who will start out as being "it. The newly tagged person is now "it. The game ends when everyone is tired of playing. Number of Players : Any size group.
In this fun version of Tag, you tag each other's shadow with your feet instead of tagging their body. Thus, it must be played on a sunny day. The closer to noon, the greater the difficulty. This is a variation of Tag where if the person who is "it" tags you, you have to freeze where you are. Another participant can tag you to unfreeze you. A variation of Freeze Tag where the person unfreezing the frozen player has to call out a TV show title. That show then can't be used again during that game. This variation of tag is played in a swimming pool.
Whoever is "it" closes their eyes and yells "Marco! Equipment : A swimming pool. A favorite game in Tudor and Victorian England, this game is yet another variation on tag. The person who is "it" wears a blindfold and tries to tag the other players. Be sure to play this in an area safe from obstructions and other hazards. Equipment : A blindfold. Divide everyone into two teams, each forming a long line, holding hands, facing the other team.
The two teams should be around 20 or so feet apart.
The teams take turn calling out, "Red Rover, Red Rover, let come over! If they break through, they get to take someone back to their team. If they don't, they join the new team. When a team only has one person left, that person tries to break through the other team. If they do not, then their team loses.
If they do, they gain a player and play continues. Number of Players : Any decent size group. Dating back to at least the s, this game is one we played in elementary school. In my experience, it was usually done in the classroom with everyone at their desk. To start the game, seven players go to the front and the teacher says, "Heads down, thumbs up! The seven kids that were at the front go around and each press one person's thumb down. Then they all go back to the front of the room and the teacher says, "Heads up, seven up!
Each in turn names the person they think pressed down their thumb. If they are correct, they change places with the presser.
Then the game can start again. Number of Players : Minimum of Equipment : Desks at which to sit. This outdoor game is a lot of fun. Every player gets a number and crowds around the person who is "it" for that round. As the ball reaches the top of its toss, "it" calls out the number of one of the other players and then runs away also. The player whose number was called must run back and catch the ball or chase after it if it is bouncing around.
Once that person has the ball, they yell, "Spud! The person with the ball must try to hit one of the players with the ball. If they do, that new person gets a letter first S, then P, then U, then D and is now "it. Equipment : Playground ball.
Played inside or outside, the group sits or stands in a circle and holds their hands together in front of them. One person takes the button and goes around the circle, pretending to put the button in someone else's hands. They actually deposit the button in one person's hands, but then continue the rest of the way around the circle, pretending to put it in everyone else's hands. Then going around the circle, each player tries to guess who has the button now.
Before each person's guess, the group asks together, "Button, button, who's got the button? Once the player with the button is finally guessed, that person distributes the button during the next round. Because a button is used in this game, be sure that all the kids playing are old enough so as to not choke on the button.
In another version of this game and the one that I am more familiar with , one child stands in the middle of the circle, and the button gets passed around the backs of the rest of the group. Those without the button pretend to pass it. When the passing stops, the player in the middle has to guess as to who actually has the button. Equipment : A button. This incredibly portable game can be played anywhere. If you are playing alone, you can make various string shapes on your own hands.
With two people, you can play a bit of a game, transferring the shapes back and forth and creating new ones. Learn from someone if you can, but otherwise there are some good books on the subject. Make your own string, or buy a book on how to do it , which often comes with a string! Number of Players : One or two. Equipment : A string, approximately 36 inches long, tied in a circle length varies, so find one that works for you! The first hand-clap game most people have played is Pat-a-Cake with their parents. Songs and patterns get much more complicated from there. Usually there are two people involved, doing a series of clap patterns on their own and each other's hands while singing or chanting a rhythmic song.
There are many rhymes listed online, but if you can learn from someone else or see it in a video, that is best, so that you can get the notes of the song and the rhythm of the clapping. Number of Players : Usually two, but creativity can allow for a third or fourth person. Though often played on ice while wearing skates in the winter, this game is much safer, though possibly less fun, when played on grass.
All the players hold hands in a line.
The person at one end of the line skates or runs around, changing directions quickly. The tail of the "whip" of players tends to get moved around with a lot more force than players closer to the front. The longer the tail, the harder it is to hold on. If the players at the end fall off the end of the tail, they can attempt to get back on, perhaps in a position closer to the front. In a circle, arrange chairs facing outward to total one fewer than the number of players. An additional player needs to be in charge of the music.
When the music starts, the players walk around the chairs. When the music stops, players sit down in the nearest chair as soon as they can. The one player who does not have a chair is out. One of the chairs is then removed, and the game continues in this manner.
The player that sits in the final chair is the winner. This game is traditionally played inside, but it can also be played outside with outdoor furniture and a portable music player. Equipment : Music player or person making music, chairs. This game is one in which most people end up laughing quite a bit, so if you're in the mood for silliness, give it a go.
Players sit in a circle. One person thinks up a sentence or phrase and whispers it to the next person. That person repeats it to the person on their other side. This continues around the circle. When it finally reaches the last person, that person says the sentence out loud. Hilarity ensues. The ending sentence is usually quite changed from the beginning sentence, since errors tend to compound as they go around the circle. Choose one person to be in charge of the music.
When the music starts, everyone else dances, the crazier the better. When the music stops, the dancers must freeze in their position.
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