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Charades
"Charades" can be written in advance and carefully rehearsed,...

The Forbidden Vowels
The players seat themselves and are questioned by the leader ...

Hare And Hounds
Hare and Hounds can be played either in the country or the ci...

Foot Ball
Foot Ball is a very simple game. A large soft ball is procure...

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

Roly Poly

Source: School, Church, and Home Games
Category: SCHOOLYARD GAMES For Intermediate Pupils





This game must be played in groups, not larger than 12. Holes are dug
in the ground with the heels of the shoe. These holes are placed about
6 inches apart in a line. They should be about 3 inches in diameter and
at least one inch deep. A line is drawn 6 feet from the first hole. The
one who is "It" must stand behind this line and roll a soft ball so
that it will drop into one of the holes. If he misses, he continues to
roll until he succeeds. If he succeeds, the one, into whose hole the
ball rolls, runs forward, picks it up and endeavors to hit any other
player from the position in which he picked up the ball. The rest may
run in their effort to get away. Should he miss, a goose egg--(a small
stone)--is placed in his hole. Should he succeed in hitting a player, a
goose egg is placed in the hole of that player. The one to whom is
awarded the goose egg is the next to roll the ball from the dead line
in the endeavor to get it into a hole. Any player getting three goose
eggs has to run the gauntlet, which is the name given to running
between two lines of players while they slap at his back. The faster he
runs the lighter the slaps. No player is allowed to hit from the front.




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