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Puss In Corner
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Breaking The Chain
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Double Dodgeball
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Cat
A small block of wood pointed at both ends is used in this ga...

Freight Train Tag
The boys are divided into groups of three's. Each three line ...

Ring Around A Rosy
The children take hold of hands and form a circle; except one...

Consequences
One of the most popular games at a party is certainly "Conseq...

Forcing The City Gates
This is an old Chinese game. Two captains are selected, who i...

Feeding The Chickens

Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
Category: IN THE COUNTRY





The farmer's wife also lets her visitors feed the chickens if they are
gentle with them and thoughtful. It needs quite a little thought,
because if you throw down the grain without thinking, many of the
weaker and less greedy ones will get nothing, and many of the stronger
and greedier ones will get too much. After a few handfuls you can see
which are the weaklings, and after that you can favor them
accordingly. A greedy hen is so very greedy that she will always,
whatever you do, get more than her share; but it is possible to snub
her a little. The very little chickens and ducklings do not have
grain, but soft food, which is put in a saucer and placed inside the
coop. It is after they have finished eating that they can most easily
be picked up, but one must be very careful not to squeeze them.





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