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Seeking For Gold
_5 to 15 players._ _Out of doors; seashore._ A handfu...

Newspaper Touch
Two individuals are instructed to stand upon a sheet of newsp...

Keep Moving
_5 to 60 players._ _Indoors; out of doors; schoolroom._ ...

Association Football Or Soccer
A game similar to Rugby football except that it more closely ...

How? When? Where?
One of the players goes out of the room and the players decid...

Flags Of All Nations.
Flags of all nations are collected and displayed around the...

Hay Stack
Chairs are piled to a considerable height in the centre of th...

Glue And Adhesive Tape
Two recent inventions of the greatest possible use to the mak...

The Goldfinch

Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
Category: PETS





We remember a goldfinch that became very tame, perching on his owner's
hands and taking seed from her lips. Goldfinches should never be kept
in bell-shaped cages--which make them giddy--but should have one with
a square flat top. Along this they will run head downward. They are
such active birds that they need plenty of space. They chatter all day
long and are very cheery, and they are very beautiful in their brown,
gold, and scarlet coats. In a wild state the goldfinch feeds chiefly
on the seeds of weeds and thistles, groundsel, and dandelion, and he
is therefore a friend to the farmer, but in captivity be will thrive
on canary and German rape with several hemp-seeds daily, and now and
then lettuce, thistle-seed, and fruit.





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