A Running Maze

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I love these old-time children and party game books.

Not only do they have crazy messed up notions about gender roles and whats safe, but its also neat to see how games that we still play or played as children have evolved over the last 100 years.

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A Running Maze

Form a long line of children – one behind the other. The leader starts running, and is followed by all the rest. They must be sharp enough to do exactly as the leader does.

After Running for a moment or two in the ordinary running step, the leader changes to a hopping step, then to a marching step, quick time, then to a marching step, slow time, claps and runs with hands on sides, hands on shoulders, hands behind, etc.
Finally the leader runs slowly round and round into the centre, and can either wind the children up tightly or can turn them on nearing the centre and run out again. For another change the long line can start running and so unwind the spiral.”

From Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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