Rooster Stride

This game is usually played with boys’ caps, but knotted handkerchiefs or balls of crumpled paper may be used. One player is the rooster; he is blindfolded and stands in a stride position with his feet wide apart sideways. The other players stand in turn at a point five to ten feet behind him, and throw their caps forward as far as possible between his legs. After the caps are all thrown, each player moves forward and stands beside his own cap. The rooster then crawls on all fours, still blindfolded, until he reaches a cap. The player whose cap is first touched at once becomes an object of chase by the other players, who are at liberty to “pommel” him when he is captured. He then becomes rooster for the next round of the game.

Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft

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