Change Seats: The King’s Come

Children Playing Games

Stephanie from Blogging in the Bathtub goes on a mini-rant about heelys and I’m sure many mothers share her opinion.

What do you think of them?

And Contest for Moms has an interesting summer cool down idea for your kids.

I thought most of the heat from your body emanated from your head… but maybe its different for kids ;)

And now, on to the Classic Game –

Change Seats: The King’s Come

In this game as many seats are placed round the room as will seat all the players but one. This one stands in the middle of the room, repeating the words: “”Change seats, change seats;”” but no one moves unless he says: “Change seats: the king’s come.”
Then all must change seats. In the bustle the one standing can generally manage to secure a seat, when the person left out must take his place.

The person in the centre may tell a story if he chooses, bringing in the words; “Change seats,” occasionally, and sometimes he may say silly: “The king’s not come,” when everyone should, of course, remain seated; but some are sure to mistake the words for “The king’s come,” and jump up when the centre player can slip into a seat.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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