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Testing Fates
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An extension of this game is "Neighbors." In "Neighbors" half...

Chair Relay
A chair is placed on the distance line opposite each team, wi...

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Egg And Spoon Race
A basket of eggs, apples, potatoes or stones is placed in fro...

Food And Feeding
Fowls must be well fed, but they should not have too much. Ov...

Hand Dragons
All the apparatus needed for a "Hand Dragon" consists of a li...

Seaweed

Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
Category: AT THE SEASIDE





Seaweed and shells make good collections, but there is no use in
carrying live fish home in pails. The fun is in catching the fish, not
is keeping it; and some landladies dislike having the bath-room used
as an aquarium. On wet days seaweed can be stuck on cards or in a
book. The best way to get it to spread out and not crease on a card,
is to float the little pieces in a basin and slip the card underneath
them in the water. When the seaweed has settled on it, take the card
out and leave it to dry. The seaweed will then be found to be stuck,
except perhaps in places here and there, which can be made sure by
inserting a little touch of gum. It is the smaller, colored kinds of
seaweed that one treats in this way; and it is well to leave them for
a day in the sun before washing and preparing, as this brings out
their color. The ordinary large kind of seaweed is useful as a
barometer. A piece hung by the door will tell when rain is coming by
growing moist and soft.




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