Hissing and Clapping

Children Playing Games

Baby Angels – an online children’s store based out of Cheshire, UK has some fun Ideas for playdate activities.

They’ve actually got a whole slew of ideas for kid’s games, party idea, and just general kid stuff. Looks like one worth bookmarking. Thanks for the site!

And now, as always, on to the classic kid’s game. This is another one of those games that would have traumatized me if I had to play it as a child. It’s actually kind of funny, I wonder if anyone still plays games like this?

Hissing and Clapping

As many chairs as there are players must be arranged down the middle of the room. During their absence the girls all decide which particular boy is to occupy the vacant chair next her, and the boys are summoned in turn. On entering the room the boy must walk straight to the chair next the girl whom he imagines to have chosen him, and sit down. If he has guessed correctly he is loudly clapped by all the girls present, and another boy is called in. But if he makes a mistake, and sits down on the wrong chair, he is hissed so vehemently that he is only too glad to escape from the room. Another player is called in, and the process is repeated, until finally all the boys have guessed correctly, and all the vacant chairs are occupied.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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