Still Pond No More Moving!
Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Category: MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVE GAMES
(Still water, still water, stop!)
_5 to 30 or more players._
_Parlor; gymnasium; playground._
One player is blindfolded; the others scatter promiscuously. The
blindfolded player is led to the center of the playground, and
"How many horses has your father in his stable?"
He replies, "Three."
"What color are they?"
"Black, white, and gray."
"Turn around three times and catch whom you may."
The blindfolded player is then spun around so as to confuse his sense
of direction. He then says, "Still pond; no more moving!" whereupon
the other players must stand still, being allowed only three steps
thereafter. The blindfolded player begins to grope for the others.
When he catches one, he must guess by touching the hair, dress, etc.,
whom he has caught. If he guesses correctly, the player changes places
with him. If incorrectly, he must go on with his search. The players
may resort to any reasonable devices for escaping the hands of the
groping blind man, such as stooping or dodging, so long as they do not
take more than three steps. When caught, a player may try to disguise
his identity by making himself shorter, etc.