Drop The Handkerchief

A ring is formed by the players joining hands, whilst one child, who is

to "drop the handkerchief," is left outside. He walks round the ring,

touching each one with the handkerchief, saying the following words:--

"A tisket, a tasket

A green and yellow basket,

I wrote a letter to my love,

But on my way, I dropped it;

A little child picked it up

And put it in his pocket."

He must drop the handkerchief behind one of the players, who picks it up

and tries to catch him before he can run around the ring and jump into

the vacant place. As soon as this happens, the first player joins the

ring, whilst it is now the turn of the second to "drop the


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