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Third Man
_15 to 100 players._ _Playground; gymnasium._ ...

Potato Race
This is a good game for a hall or landing. Two baskets are ne...

Scrap-covered Screens
A screen is an even more interesting thing to make than a scr...

May Pole Dance
If this entertainment is to be out-of-doors a long pole is er...

How? When? Where?
One of the players goes out of the room and the players decid...

A Day At The Beach
Run down to the beach, one row at a time. Stoop, gather a han...

Bunny's Egg.
On a sheet draw a rough-sketch of a good-sized rabbit, the ...

Japanese Fan Ball
This game is especially adapted for a lawn party for girls. E...

Beast Bird Or Fish

Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Category: QUIET GAMES





_10 to 30 or more players._

_Parlor; gymnasium; playground; schoolroom._

The players stand or are seated, preferably in a circle. One player
stands or sits in the center with a soft ball, made by crushing paper
or knotting up a handkerchief. This is thrown at one of the players by
the one in the center, who says quickly, "Beast, bird, or fish!" then
repeats one of these classes and immediately counts ten, whereupon the
player who has been hit by the ball must name some beast or bird or
fish, according to the class last named by the thrower. This must be
done before the latter has finished counting ten. For instance, the
thrower will say as he throws, "Beast, bird, or fish
Bird!"
whereupon the player hit by the handkerchief must name a bird while
the thrower counts ten. This must not be a repetition of any bird
previously named in the game. Should the player who is hit by the ball
fail to meet the requirements, he changes places with the thrower.
Should he succeed, the thrower repeats the game by hitting some other
player.

IN THE SCHOOLROOM this game may be played with all the players but one
in their accustomed seats.

An old English form of this game substitutes the words "Fire, air, and
water," for "Beast, bird, and fish," the players being required to
name some animal that lives in the air or water when those elements
are named, but to keep silence when fire is named. In this form the
game is supposed to be a survival of fire worship.





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