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"Pepsi-Cola came to town, Coca-Cola shot him down. Dr Pepper fixed him up, now we’re drinking 7UP..."

You have to hand it to the elementary schoolyard: it inspired a plethora of rhymes and games you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life. With the new school year underway, we thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the food-inspired schoolyard games we played as kids.

Patty-Cake
Probably the first hand game you ever learned was Patty-Cake. Players would clap hands while singing an adorable song about baking a cake together.

Sardines
Think of this game as a reverse hide-and-seek. In this game, one person hides while the rest close their eyes and count. When they finish counting, the group spreads out on their own to find the secret spot. The hiding place becomes fairly obvious as more people "hide" together, squished like a can of sardines. The last person to find the hiding spot is the one who hides in the next round.

Heads Up, Seven Up
Line seven people up at the front of the room and have the rest of the participants sit in their place with their eyes closed and thumbs raised. The players at the front will then silently press a seated player’s thumb down. After each person returns to the front, players call out "heads up, seven-up," and the players whose thumbs were pressed down stand up and have to guess who picked them. If they correctly guess, the person with their head down gets to trade places with the person who pushed their thumb down.

Hot Potato
For this game you will need at least three players. Designate one player as the "leader" who will control the music. Using a ball (or heck, even a real potato) you and the other players must quickly pass the ball before the leader stops the music. It if stops and you are left holding the potato, you are out and must become the new leader.

Melting Chocolate
Think tag but with a sweet twist! When you are tagged "it," you must "melt" down to the floor. Someone who is not "it" has to touch the tagged player before his belly hits floor so he can be “saved”.

What fun food-inspired games did you play as a kid? Tell us in the comments below.


Fun old-fashioned games (and rules)

Remember the games you used to play? Lace up the kids' sneakers and get outside—because the best games don't come from a store!

Dana Dougherty Reinke June 17, 2015

Banish boredom with one of these classic playground games.

Number of players Three or more
How to play
One person is “it.” The other players get a headstart to run and then “it” and chases after them until he touches one the caught player now becomes “it.” See the rules for tag and more of our favourite outdoor games.


Cooking Games

You don&rsquot have to be an expert chef or an amazing cook in real life to enjoy these free cooking games. Just step inside each one of these virtual kitchens where all the equipment and ingredients you&rsquoll need are prepped and waiting for you. There&rsquos lots of fantastic meals you can make as well as super yummy desserts. Try the cake games or the baking games. Use recipes that originate from every corner of the globe or just make a few simple muffins. Oh, and don&rsquot forget about the awesome pizza games. Those are some of our most fun online games.

What are the Best Cooking Games?

What are the Newest Cooking Games?

What are the Best Cooking Games on Mobile?

Aprons are optional in these free online games! Discover what you&rsquoll wind up with after you attempt to make everything from burgers to sushi. For an even bigger challenge, try one of the restaurant simulation games. Will you be able to keep up with all of the customers in the Papa&rsquos games? He&rsquos a chef who owns tons of cool cafes.

If you&rsquod rather take it slow, Sara has got you covered. This amazing chef has her own series of games. In the Sara&rsquos Cooking Class games, she&rsquoll teach you how to bake Instagram-worthy cupcakes, cook amazing Mexican dishes, and lots more! These online cooking games are a great way to experiment with recipes before you try them in your own kitchen. Which one will you play first?


80s BACKYARD GAMES YOUR KIDS DON’T KNOW

S.P.U.D.

Needed: 8 or more kids, a playground ball, and a large playing area

All players count off and must remember their assigned number. Choose one player to be It for the first round. All the players gather around him, and he throws the ball straight up in the air while calling out a number. All players run away as fast as possible except the player whose number was called. She must try to catch the ball, and when she does she yells, “SPUD!” When Spud is called all players must freeze. The player with the ball must try to hit another player with the ball, and she can take three giant steps to get closer to any player. Younger players can take more steps, if needed.

Players can attempt to dodge the throw, but they may not move their feet. If a player is hit with the throw, he gets an S (or P or U or D, if he already has letters). If the player successfully dodges the throw, the thrower gets the letter. The player who received the letter, whether thrower or dodger, gets to be It for the next round. When a player has all four letters (S.P.U.D.), he is out. The last player standing wins.

S.P.U.D. is a classic game that is even fun to play as adults. For about ten minutes, then everybody is too winded to keep playing.

STATUES

Needed: 4 or more kids, imagination

This is a game that the kids in my neighborhood played growing up, and it may or may not be an actual thing. For each round, one player is picked to be the Buyer and one to be the Seller. All other players are statues. The Seller calls out “GO!” and all statues must spin and twirl and dance and make crazy gestures until the Seller calls out “Freeze!” Then the Statues must freeze and hold that position. The Seller then leads the Buyer through the showroom of “statues,” using his imagination to name and describe each Statue player. The Seller then chooses one Statue to “buy.” That player then becomes the Seller and is allowed to choose any other player to be the Buyer for the next round.

We had fun coming up with silly and hilarious descriptions for each “statue.” Here you see a rare ballerina turtle in the middle of a tea party. This is a toilet repairman eating a giant sandwich.

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT

This is a great way to get younger kids to wear off some energy. One player is It for each round. All the other players stand on the start line, while the player who is It stands 10 or more feet away, facing away from the other players. When he yells,”Green Light!” players begin to run forward, but when he calls out “Red Light!” and turns around, players must freeze. Any players caught advancing after Red Light has been called have to retreat back to the start line. The player who is It repeats the Red Light, Green Light turning process until, one player gets close enough to touch the player who is It. She is the winner and gets to be It for the next round.

Red Light, Green Light is a great game for tired adults to play with energetic kids. You can park yourself in a shady spot, declare yourself All-Time It, and bark orders to make the kids run.

FOUR SQUARE

Needed: 4 or more kids, sidewalk or driveway, chalk

This is one of the few games on this list that requires a defined playing area. Start by drawing a large (think 8’x8′) square on the sidewalk or driveway. Divide that large square into four equal squares marking them 1-4. Each of the four players stands in one of these four squares and the point of the game is to stay in the #1 (or serving square) as long as possible.

The server begins by bouncing the ball in her own square and serving it into the #4 square. That player must hit the ball so it bounces into another player’s square, and so on. If a player commits an error (see below), she is bumped out of the game (in the case of more than four players) or to the #4 square. The other players then all rotate up a square.

  • Hitting the ball into her own square
  • Letting the ball bounce more than once in their own square
  • Hitting the ball out of bounds
  • Catching or holding the ball

If you have more than 4 players, a new player rotates into the #4 spot when a player is eliminated.

RED ROVER

Needed: Large group of kids, large playing area

This is a classic backyard game that you’ve likely played a hundred times. Players are divided into two teams who line up facing each other, leaving at least ten feet between each line. Players from each team hold hands, and choose one player from the other team to play that round. The calling team chants, “Red Rover, Red Rover, let so-and-so come over!” and that player runs from the opposite line and tries to break through the line created by the calling team.

If he does break through, he chooses a player from the calling team to return with him to his original team. If he can’t break through, he joins the calling team. Teams take turns calling back and forth until only one person is left on one team.

If you haven’t gotten an injury while playing a game of Red Rover, you haven’t had a real childhood.

CHINESE JUMP ROPE

This is the first of several problematically named games we 80s kids played. We should definitely not call it this anymore.

Two holders stand a few feet apart, a large elastic band around their legs. The band makes a sort of rounded rectangle shape this is the “jump rope.” The jumper performs a choreographed series of jumps over the band.

The rhyme I used growing up was:

  • Jump in, jump out (JUMP INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE BAND, JUMP OUT AGAIN)
  • Jump side by side. (JUMP AND LAND STRADDLING ONE SIDE OF THE BAND, THEN THE OTHER)
  • Jump on, jump in, jump out. (JUMP AND LAND WITH ONE FOOT ON TOP OF EACH SIDE OF THE BAND, JUMP INTO THE MIDDLE, JUMP BACK OUT)

At first, the holders place the band around their ankles (only an inch or two off the ground). The jumper has to perfectly complete the jump sequence four times, once jumping, once jumping and clapping the rhyme rhythm, once jumping and snapping, and once jumping with here eyes closed. When the jumper masters the ankle level, the holders move the band up to knees and finally to their waists.

There were rumors of people advancing to neck level, but I think they had to be an urban legend. No kid can beat Blindsies at waist-height.

GHOSTS IN THE GRAVEYARD/BLOODY MURDER

Needed: 4 or more kids, best in a neighborhood setting

Neither of these is a particularly PC name for kids’ backyard games, but it was the 80s so nobody cared. First, you must establish home base it can be a porch or a tree or a swing set, whatever. Choose one player to be It. She closes her eyes and begins to count slowly, “One o’clock. Two o’clock. Three o’clock….” all the way to midnight. During this time, all the other players must run and find hiding places. When the It player calls out “Midnight!” the rest of the players try to run for home base before It catches them.

Alternately, the It player is the one to hide, while all other players count to midnight. Then the non-It players reluctantly search for the “murderer” until they find him. The non-It player who finds him yells, “Bloody Murder!” and all non-It players run for home base. If a player is caught, he must be It in the next round.

So there you go. Seven perfectly good backyard games that your kids might not even know exist. Teach them the rules to these games, and they have a summer of fun waiting for them. And, maybe you can finally get some peace and quiet in the house!


Songs my childhood taught me 1: Rhymes from the schoolyard

Glossophilia is taking a trip down memory lane with a series of posts on childhood songs and rhymes: when we skipped in the school playground, bounced on our parents’ knees, twisted our tongues around gob-stopping riffs, learned our lessons with nifty mnemonics, and recited — delighted — silly nonsense.

Remember the days of the old schoolyard? If you’re a grown-up boy, you probably just remember the footie and the fisticuffs more than anything else. But we girls will never forget our hours and hours of hand-clapping and skipping-rope sessions, the longer the better, with no-one ever tripping the rope or missing a beat, breathlessly counting, and chanting the rhymes and songs — often pretty rude — that gave it all reason, shape and momentum …

Rhyme- and song-based schoolyard games are found in every country and culture — basically anywhere that has a spoken language where children are allowed to play freely. Dating back several centuries, rhyming games serve several purposes — linguistic, social and physical — for the nurturing of young, growing minds: to explore and develop language, to allow and experience an acceptable form of criticism and rejection, to develop physical coordination, and to teach the social behaviors of turn-taking, rule-setting, cooperation, and playful competition. Rhyming games take several forms, falling roughly into these overlapping categories: circle dances (eg. Ring-a-ring o’ roses/rosie) clapping games (A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea) arch or catching or “dipping” games (Oranges and Lemons) selection or counting out games (Ice-cream soda Delaware Punch) and skipping or jump-rope rhymes (Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Turn Around). Childhood rhymes and rhyming games can be traced back to as early as the 17th century in the English language, and like most songs and poetry passed down orally through the generations — especially those enjoyed by children — the rhymes can be found and remembered in many different national, regional and cultural variations.

Here is a selection of rhymes and games that I remember from my childhood (which was spent variously in England, America, Australia, and the Soviet Union) …

Circle games:

Ring-a-ring o’ roses, A pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down (British)

Ring-a-round a rosie, A pocket full of posies, Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down (American)

Selection and counting games (many of these double up as skipping or jump-rope rhymes):

Eenie meenie macaraca – Rare raa dominaca – Knickerbocka lollypoppa – Om pom push

Eenie meenie miney moe – Catch a tigger by the toe – If he hollers let him go – Eenie meenie miney moe

One potato, two potato ,three potato, four five potato, six potato, seven potato, more

Ingle angle silver bangle, ingle angle oooh ingle angle silver bangle, out goes you

Ip dip sky blue, I’m it not you

Racing car, number nine, losing petrol all the time how many gallons did he lose? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.

Rich man, poor man, beggar man thief doctor, lawyer, Indian chief

Ibble obble black bobble, ibble obble out turn a dirty dishcloth inside out once if it’s dirty, twice if it’s clean ibble obble black bobble, you are out

Bluebells, cockle shells, eevy ivy over! My mother sent me to the store, and this is what she sent me for: Salt, vinegar, peppers. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.

Cinderella dressed in yella, went upstairs to see her fella, made a mistake and kissed a snake, how many doctors did it take? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.

Teddy bear teddy bear turn around teddy bear teddy bear touch the ground teddy bear teddy bear tie your shoe, teddy bear teddy bear how old are you? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.

Ice cream soda, Delaware Punch, Tell me the name of my honey-bunch. A, B, C, etc.

Arch or catching songs:

Oranges and lemons,
say the bells of St. Clement’s
You owe me five farthings,
say the bells of St. Martin’s
When will you pay me?
say the bells of Old Bailey
When I grow rich,
say the bells of Shoreditch
When will that be?
say the bells of Stepney
I do not know,
says the great bell of Bow
Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
and here comes a chopper to chop off your head: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.

(An alternative – and longer – version begins with the verse: “Gay go up and gay go down, To ring the bells of London town”.)

Who has stole my watch and chain,
watch and chain, watch and chain
who has stole my watch and chain,
My fair lady?
Off to prison you must go,
you must go, you must go
off to prison you must go,
My fair lady

Clapping rhymes:

Under the bram bush
under the tree (boom boom boom)
True love for you my darling
True love for me
And when we’re married, we’ll raise a family
With a girl for you and a boy for me
How’s your father? Sexy!

I went to a Chinese restaurant, to buy a loaf of bread, bread, bread
he wrapped it up in a five pound note and this is what he said, said, said:
My Name is L-I-L-I chickle-li chickle-li,
Pompom beauty, extra cutie

alt:
Elvis Presley, girls are sexy,
Sitting on the back seat drinking Pepsi

A sailor went to sea sea sea
To see what he could see see see
But all that he could see see see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it and pat it and mark it with B,
and put it in the oven for Baby and me

Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold
Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot, nine days old

Three, six, nine
The goose drank wine
The monkey chewed tobacco
on the telephone line
The line broke
The goose got choked
And they all went to heaven
in a little rowboat

One two three together
up together
down together
back side knees together
Boom!

Ms Mary Mack Mack Mack
all dressed in black black black
with silver buttons buttons buttons
all down her back back back
she asked her mother mother mother
for fifteen cents cents cents
to see the elephants elephants elephants
jump over the fence fence fence
they jumped so high high high
they reached the sky sky sky
and didn’t come back back back
til the forth of july ly ly
july dont walk walk walk
july dont talk talk talk
july dont eat eat eat
down by my feet feet feet.

Stella Ella Ola – the version from Staten Island, NY:

Quack a dilly oso quack quack quack
Senorita your momma smells like pizza
Dalor, dalor, I’ll kick you out the door
Dalor 1 2 3 4

Miss Susie had a tugboat
The tugboat had a bell
Miss Susie went to heaven
The tugboat went to…
Hello operator
Please Give me number nine
And if you disconnect me
I’ll kick you in the…
Behind the ‘frigerator
There was a piece of glass
Miss Susie fell upon it
And broke her big fat…
Ask me no more questions
Tell me no more lies
The boys are in the bathroom
Zipping up their…
Flies are the meadow
The bees are in the park
The boys and girls are kissing
Way past after dar-ar-ar-ar-ark!

Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First the heel, then the toe,
Then the splits, and around you go!
Salute to the Captain,Bow to the Queen,
And turn your back on the Nazi submarine!

Have you ever, ever, ever in your short legged life seen a short legged sailor with a short legged wife?
No I’ve never, never, never in my short legged life seen a short legged sailor with a short legged wife.
Have you ever, ever, ever in your long legged life seen a long legged sailor with a long legged wife?
No I’ve never, never, never, in my long legged life seen a long legged sailor with a long legged wife.
Have you ever, ever, ever, in your knock-kneed life seen a knock-kneed sailor with a knock-kneed wife?
No I’ve never, never, never in my knock-kneed life seen a knock-kneed sailor with a knock-kneed wife
Have you ever, ever, ever in your short legged life seen a long legged sailor with a knock-kneed wife?
No I’ve never, never, never in my short legged life seen a long legged sailor with a knock-kneed wife.


The “cat and mouse” game is played by larger groups, typically on the playground. One player is Katz and the other is Maus. The rest of the children form a circle and hold hands. The cat tries to catch (touch) the mouse. The mouse can run anywhere, including into or out of the circle. The circle helps the mouse by raising their arms to let the mouse through, or lowering their arms to try to block the mouse.

German children also play familiar playground games such as hide and seek (“Verstecken”), kick the can ("Dosenfussball"), tag ("Fangen"), and hopscotch ("Hupfspiel").


World Food Restaurant Chef: Make Multiple Recipes

Cook & bake your favorite yummy food with multiple recipes from cuisine experts and world class restaurants. You can create bundles of food recipes from different continents and subcontinents like Asia, America, India and Europe’s cookbooks menu. Making & baking food dessert is much more fun with this unique baker and maker games. World food restaurant chef game allow kitchen cooking games lovers a chance to cook and bake multiple dishes and desserts. Unleash your baking fever to cook with madness and satisfy your kitchen frenzy. Pretend play as head chef in virtual cooking simulator game and make many dishes from 2018 cookbook.

Restaurant Cookbook Menu

- Cake decoration & baker with creamy toppings.
- BBQ grilled giant steak with fries.
- Yummy lasagna with cheese layer on pasta.
- Tasty & cheesy pizza bake with extra toppings.
- Well cooked spaghetti noodles.
- Healthy life breakfast with bread, sausage & eggs.
- Make grilled burger on fast food stand.
- Most delicious deep fried chicken wings.
- Healthy & organic veggies & chicken corn soup.
- Customize design cupcakes for events.
- Dinner with spicy biryani.
- Mouthwatering sushi with secret recipe.
- Oven make apple pie.
- Best baked donuts from bakery shop.
- Thanksgiving meal of turkey with rice & spices filling.
- Crispy waffle with pure ice cream topping.
- Fruity ice cream like no other ice cream parlor.
- Juicy pancake for lunch & breakfast.
- Town best hotdogs

This top girls game also have seven mini games. You can earn coins by playing mini games and completing cookery levels. You can unlock recipes with those coins. Mini games includes falling slime ball, shape matching, food packing, card matching and few more games. Enjoy this best food maker game. World food restaurant chef is full of creative and entertaining pretend play activities. Play this chef in the kitchen game 2018 and have cool fun time.


Kyle Field Day: Schoolyard Games for Grown Ups

Remember Field Day in elementary school? Whether you want to relive those glory days or win back some pride, Kyle Field Day offers the same set of parachute, relay and obstacle course themed competitions for adults. The festival includes field games, food trucks, live music, and a beer garden. It takes place March 31 and April 1 at Gregg-Clarke Park in Kyle.

“Kyle Field Day takes it back to the schoolyard for a high-energy weekend of throwback fun and friendly competition,” the City of Kyle website says. “Join us Friday evening for the Kyle Field Day Welcome Social and packet pick-up. During the social you’ll have a chance to mingle with your competition and try your hand in a few of the games that will be offered on Saturday.” On Saturday, teams of eight to ten will rack up points by competing in retro recess games like Dodgeball, Tug-o-War, Capture the Flag, Human Foosball, an Obstacle Course and more, the website says. All levels of athlete are welcome, and there are a variety of silly skill games to even the playing field. In between activities, teams can take a break in the beer garden, grab a bite to eat, browse vendor booths and recharge for the next round of play.

The event also benefits the Hays County Food Bank Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive. Participants are asked to bring one jar of either peanut butter or jelly to support the cause. The awards ceremony will be held Saturday evening, where the team with the most points will be awarded the grand prize trophy, some great sponsor swag, and a free team admission for the next go-around. Other prizes will be given for the team with the best costume and the team that brings in the most peanut butter and jelly for the Hays County Food Bank. “T his event is a great team-builder for coworkers and church groups, a fun activity for neighbors and friends and a perfect way for college students to finish out the school year,” the website says. “Participants must be 21+ and teams must be co-ed. Have the heart of a champion but not a team of eight? Sign up as an individual or small group and we’ll place you on a team!”


Bon Appetite Arcade

Kids will have fun with our &ldquoaim your fork&rdquo arcade game. To play, kids have to collect one food from each of the food groups and create a balanced meal. Let&rsquos see how many plates of food they can make before the time runs out. Each plate of food has to have one food from each of the food groups!

Chef Solus Cooking Academy Game

A virtual cooking class where children read a recipe and virtually add, mix, cook and decorate pancakes. To score an &ldquoA&rdquo in cooking class, children must follow the directions and choose healthier substitutions for a few items in the recipe. Kids must know basic measurements - cup, tablespoon and teaspoon.

Kevin's Build a Meal Game: (Kids Virtual Meal Planner)

Kids make a customized meal plan based on the USDA guidelines. The child will need to enter their age, gender and activity level (this has audio and &ldquogame help&rdquo if they need more guidance). Based on their information they are given their required calories and the servings by food group their body requires for a healthy balanced meal.
Kids go into a kitchen, cafeteria and grocery store and look into cabinets and open drawers to find the foods. Kevin will judge their meal and see how well they did making a healthy meal that has the right amount of servings from each of the food groups!

Nutrient Machine Madness

This is a fun game that promotes healthy foods to children high in certain vitamin and minerals. Children are given a specific nutrient and a list of foods that are high in that vitamin or mineral. Kids must beat the clock as they find the foods high in the nutrient required by the machine. Children learn about healthy foods and begin to associate vitamins and minerals with foods from the food groups.

Pyramid Panic Arcade

A fun arcade game that requires creating a balanced meal in order to score points. Kids will make Chef Solus jump, run and dodge the fatty foods and sugary foods while he tries to gather the foods from each of the food groups to make a balanced meal


Top ten classic schoolyard games

Time to bring the fun back to the playground.

Hopscotch, leapfrog, pick-up sticks, skipping – the list of the old schoolyard favourites could go on forever but how many of these once loved games do your kids still play today? Now is the perfect time to teach them with our list of top ten classic schoolyard games.

1. Hopscotch
Kids have been playing Hopscotch for generations so there’s no reason to stop now. Draw up the numbered boxes on the concrete outside with some chalk. Grab the kids and show them how it’s done. In case it’s been a while – you throw a stone at a chalked number and hop to the number and back without losing your balance.

2. Chain tag
This one is a lot like tag except the tables have been turned in favour of the tipper. When you get tagged by the person who is “it” you have to link arms and help “it” catch the other players until everyone is linked together and one player is left with nowhere to run!

3. Catch and kiss
How could we forget this game – isn’t it when we all received our first lesson in flirting? The boys and girls might have already figured this one out for themselves in the playground but if nothing else it will be funny to see their reaction when you explain the game to them. The aim of the game is to try NOT to get kissed by the boy or girl who is chasing you. Of course we all know that when you’re five kisses from the opposite sex are as appealing as eating broccoli!

4. Skipping
Who would have thought that one piece of rope and two handles could make for endless hours of fun? You might find it a little bit harder than you remember but grab the kids and show them some of the skipping games you played as a child. Need a memory jog? How about One In One Out, Chinese jump-rope, Horse and the Alphabet?

5. What’s the time Mr. Wolf?
I can hear the screams of laughter already as children try to escape the clutches of Mr. Wolf. If you are a bit rusty on the details one child is selected as Mr. Wolf and everyone else has to stand behind the designated line and call out “What’s the time Mr. Wolf?” If the Wolf responds with a numbered time you take a step closer. But when he responds with “Dinner time!” you have to run for your life to the other side without being caught.

6. Clapping games
These were most popular with the girls but clapping games filled up recess and lunch with plenty of fun! I can assure you that girls are still playing clapping games today – as my eight-year-old sister has been known to twist my arm into a game or two – admittedly I struggled to keep up. But you can always teach them a few from your old repertoire. Try My Mother Said, Pat-a-cake, My Boyfriend, and Miss Susie.

7. Ring a ring of roses
While the origin of the song might be a little grim the part where we all fall down always manages to get a round of giggles out of the kids. Try it with them and see how they react. We are sure it will catch on in the playground again.

8. Pick-up sticks
These days you can buy packets of sticks to play with but it is so much more fun to gather the sticks from the oval or backyard. The aim of the game is to dump a pile of sticks on the ground and each take turns trying to remove one without disturbing the others.

9. Leapfrog
This game is not for the co-ordinately challenged. But if you have the right mix of courage and judgement you will excel at this one. Put the kids into pairs, one is the frog and the other is the obstacle they must leap over. Kids can race each other in teams to the finish line or just have fun amongst them. Warning: Bruises and fun are bound to be a side-effect of Leapfrog.

10. Blind Man’s Bluff
How trustworthy were your friends? Did they faithfully guide you out of harm’s way or did you find yourself constantly running into trees, tripping up stairs and being hit by stray tennis balls? A game of Blind Man’s Bluff always made for interesting entertainment. But remember that the aim of the game is to NOT let your blindfolded friend run into their surroundings.

How do your kids entertain themselves? Do you remember any other games from your childhood? Share with members on the Essential Kids Forums.


Watch the video: Food Vocabulary ESL Game. English Vocabulary Games (August 2022).