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Line Zigza
I _20 to 100 players._ _Playground; gymnasium; schoolro...

Apples And Flour
Suspend horizontally from ceiling a stick three feet long. On...

Squirrel And Nut
_10 to 60 players._ _Schoolroom._ All of the pupils b...

Stool Of Repentance
One player goes out. The others then say in turn something pe...

Taking Father's Tea
A classroom may be used for the 'house' and another for the '...

Jump The Shot
(Sling Shot) _10 to 60 or more players._ _Playground;...

Russian Hole Ball
_3 to 10 players._ _Out of doors; seashore; snow._ _B...

Grecoroman Wrestling
Opponents face each other and may take any legitimate wrestli...

Paying Calls

Source: Games Without Music For Children
Category: GAMES FOR THE SCHOOLROOM





Directions.--A ring of children form the 'house' (see Frontispiece,
and description of same on p. 31) or a classroom may be used for it. A
few chairs and a table should be placed in the 'house,' and there should
be a 'mother' and 'children.' A 'lady' (represented by a little girl)
comes and knocks at the 'door,' and the 'mother' opens it.

VISITOR
How do you do, dear Mrs. Brown?
I've called upon you going to town.

MOTHER
I'm quite well, thank you, Mrs. May,
And glad to see you this fine day.

The visitor then walks in and speaks to the children one by one; they
should answer without hesitation. Children are generally very shy and
awkward when addressed by strangers, but they should be encouraged to
reply with confidence and ease. Perhaps these little games may help to
give them confidence.

The game 'Paying Calls' might appropriately be followed by 'Afternoon
Tea'; both these are played with great glee by the little girls.





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