VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.gameskidsplay.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
HomeArcadeGamesGame CategoriesGame SourcesOfficial War Rule Book

Games

Robin's Alive
A good game for the fireside is "Robin's Alive." There are so...

The Concerted Sneeze
One third of the company agree to say "Hish" all together at ...

Garden Shop
Shop in the garden or out-of-doors is played with various thi...

Fox And Geese
One player is chosen to be fox, another to be gander. The rem...

Raisin Race
A raisin is strung in middle of thread a yard long, and two p...

Jack's Alive
A match or small piece of wood is lighted and when well afire...

Third Man
Players stand in couples, facing each other, couples scattere...

Suckers
This can scarcely be called a game, but the use of the sucker...

Drop The Handkerchief

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





_10 to 30 or more players._

_Indoors; out of doors._

All of the players but one stand in a circle. The odd player runs
around on the outside of the circle, carrying a handkerchief, which he
drops behind one of the circle players. The main idea of the game is
to take the circle players unaware with this. Those who form the ring
must look toward the center, and are not allowed to turn their heads
as the runner passes them. The one who runs around with the
handkerchief will resort to various devices for misleading the others
as to where he drops it. For instance, he may sometimes quicken his
pace suddenly after dropping the handkerchief, or at other times
maintain a steady pace which gives no clew.

As soon as a player in the circle discovers that the handkerchief has
been dropped behind him, he must pick it up and as rapidly as
possible chase the one who dropped it, who may run around the outside
of the circle or at any point through or across the circle, his object
being to reach the vacant place left by the one who is chasing him.
The circle players should lift their hands to allow both runners to
pass freely through the circle. Whichever player reaches the vacant
place first stands there, the one left out taking the handkerchief for
the next game.

This is one of the oldest known games and is found throughout
the world. The writer has heard it described by Cossacks,
Japanese, Italians, and people of many other nationalities.





Next: Duck On A Rock

Previous: Double Relay Races



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1441

Game Sources

Games And Play For School Morale
Games For Everybody
Games For All Occasions
Ciphers For The Little Folks
School, Church, And Home Games
What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
The Book Of Sports
Games For Halloween
Indian Games
Games Without Music For Children
Outdoor Sports And Games
Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium

Game Categories

Games For Adults
Games For Special Days.
Thanksgiving
Feats And Forfeits
Eighth Grade
Quiet Games
Zigzag Games
Group Games For Adults
Ball Games
Washington's Birthday
Games For The Home
Pets
Ball Games
Thinking, Guessing, And Acting Games
Easter
Games For A Story Play Hour
Outdoor Games For Boys
Lincoln's Birthday
Gardening
Schoolroom Games For Intermediate Pupils
Balls And Bean Bags
Fourth Grade
Games For Children
Second Grade
Playhouses Of Other Peoples
Games With Marbles.
Outdoor Games For Boys
Games For Adults
Rainy-day Games
Suggestion For Conducting Play Leaders' Training Class
Schoolroom Games For Advanced And High School Pupils
Games For Cold Weather.
Table And Card Games
Guessing Games
Writing Games
Games For The Playground
Schoolyard Games For Intermediate Pupils
One Hundred Outdoor Games
First Grade
Picnic Games
Swimming.
Christmas
Outdoor Games For Older Boys And Young Men
Sociable Games For Young People
Bean Bag And Oat Sack Games
St. Valentine's Day
Games For The Schoolroom
Keeping Poultry.
Sports
Hazard Games
Carpentering.
Fifth Grade
In The Train Or During A Wait At A Railway Station
After Dinner Games For Christmas
Bees.
Graded Games For Schools And Community Recreation
In The Country
Trick Games For Sociables
Dangerous Games.
New Year's Day
Singing Games
Out For A Walk
Hallow-e'en
Third Grade
Competitive Stunts
Outdoor Games For Girls
Fourth Of July
Stunt Athletic Meet
Schoolyard Games For Primary Pupils
April Fool's Day
Schoolyard Games For Advanced And High School Pupils
Dolls' Houses
Counting-out; Choosing Sides
Dolls' Houses And Dolls Of Cardboard And Paper
Miscellaneous Active Games
Playing Alone, And Games In Bed
At The Seaside
Seventh Grade
Candy-making
Sixth Grade
Schoolroom Games For Primary Pupils
Ice Breakers For Sociables
Games At The Dining Table
A County Fair Play Festival
Woodcraft
Gymnastics.
May Day
Games Of Strength
Games For A Party
Gardening.
Sociable Games For Grownups
Cricket.
Drawing Games
Games And Pastimes For Washington's Birthday
Games For Tiny Tots
Racing Games For Picnics
Indoor Occupations And Things To Make
For The Younger Children
An Indoor Sports Fair