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Christmas Trees
In hanging things on the Christmas tree you have to be carefu...

Here I Bake
One player stands in the middle. The others join hands and su...

Round Ball
_20 to 60 players._ _Playground; gymnasium; schoolroom._...

Hide The Thimble
All of the group leave the room, except one, who hides somewh...

The Sea And Her Children
The players seat themselves in a circle, one of the number re...

Combing Hair Before Mirror
Stand alone before mirror, and by light of candle comb your h...

Change Seat Relay
The teacher claps her hands. This is the signal for all to sh...

The corn has to be "popped" over a clear fire in a little iro...

Spring Flowers

Source: Games Without Music For Children

All the children join to form a large ring, and one of the taller girls
stands in the centre to represent 'Spring.' The twelve flowers mentioned
in the verses should be represented by twelve children standing at
intervals in the ring. Before commencing the game, the child who
represents 'Spring' might appropriately repeat the lines of Guessing
Rhyme No. 74, p. 95.

The 'Flowers' step forward from the larger ring as the name of each is
mentioned in the verses, and form a smaller circle round 'Spring.' The
children should join hands to close up the gap which is left by each
'Flower' as it steps forward to join the small circle.

A Daffodil am I,
And I a Daisy small;
A Bluebell I come here,
I'm Buttercup so tall.

The Cowslip should come next,
And then the Violet sweet,
The Snowdrop fair and white,
The Crocus trim and neat.

The starry Celandine,
Anemone, so fair,
The yellow Primrose, sweet,
Lily, with fragrance rare.

The 'Flowers' then join hands and repeat the verse following:--

Whene'er Spring shows her face
The flowers all come again,
We cluster round the 'Spring,'
[All the Flowers bow.]
We follow in her train.
[Flowers turn to right.]

'Spring' marches round inside the larger ring, and the 'Flowers' follow
in order.

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