Step by Step

A bean bag or soft ball is needed for this game. All of the group

excepting one who is selected to be leader sit on the bottom step of

the stairs. The leader tosses the ball to the one at the right end of

the line and receives it back. He tosses it to the second and third.

Should any of the players miss catching the ball, all the other players

move up one step, except the one missing; he remains on the first step.

The leader then continues passing until all have been served; he then

starts again at right of line. He passes the ball last to the one on

the lower steps. Should any of the players on any step miss the ball,

all the other players advance one step. The ones who advance from the

lower step take a position at the right of the one who missed the ball

on the step above. Should the leader miss the ball at any time, the one

at the right on the highest step takes his place. The game continues

until the top of the stairs is reached by one or more players. If more

than one player reaches the top step then the progress continues down

the stairs, a step for each miss by any of the players. When one player

holds the most advanced step alone, the game starts over with that

player as leader.

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