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Ringmaster
_10 to 60 players._ _Playground; gymnasium; parlor._ ...

Bird Catcher
_10 to 60 players._ _Schoolroom; playground._ Two opp...

Skyte The Bob
_2 to 10 players._ _Playground; seashore._ _Note...

Our Flag.
Other games for the Fourth are as follows: Each child is gi...

Drop The Handkerchief
A ring is formed by the players joining hands, whilst one chi...

Scraps And Transfers
Paper boxes, when finished, can be made more attractive by pa...

Caterpillar
A circle of chairs is made, and all the players but one sit o...

Chase The Rabbit.
All the children kneel on the floor in a ring with hands on...

Here I Bake Here I Brew

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Category: GAMES FOR CHILDREN





The players join hands in a circle, with one of their number in the
middle, who is supposed to be a captive, longing for freedom and reduced
to diplomatic means to secure it.

The prisoner touches one pair of joined hands in the circle saying,
"Here I Bake." Then, passing to the other side, says, "Here I Brew," as
she touches another pair of hands. Suddenly, then, in a place least
suspected, perhaps whirling around and springing at two of the clasped
hands behind her, or at the pair which she had touched before, if their
owners appear to be off guard, she exclaims "Here I mean to break
through!" and forces her way out of the circle if she can.

The players must be on the alert and strongly resist the captive's
effort to escape.

Those who permitted her to regain her freedom--through inattention or
weakness--must then make use of the "counts" familiar to all generations
of children, to decide which of them shall take the place of the
prisoner.





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