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Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
Kids Playing Partners

The players divide themselves into ladies and gentlemen, if the ladies predominate they must impersonate gentlemen, and vice versa. The gentlemen then proceed to choose lady partners. One of the players next undertakes to question the couples. The fun consists of the questions being put to the lady and the gentleman answering for her. “Do you like your partner?” the lady is asked, and the gentleman may reply, “Yes, I adore him.” Whatever the reply the lady is forbidden to deny it; if she does, or if she answers for herself, she must pay a forfeit.

But retaliation comes, for when all the ladies have been questioned the gentleman’s turn arrives, and the ladies answer for their partners. “What is your favorite occupation?” the question may be, and the lady may answer “Dressing dulls,” or “Making mudpies,” or anything ridiculous that occurs to her.

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Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

Oranges and Lemons

Thursday, June 21st, 2007
Child Eating a Lemon

One quick link for you today –

Parenting Guide gives us 10 easy kid activities – perfect for those summer days that you need some help figuring out what to do.

Oranges and Lemons

Two of the players join hands, facing each other, having agreed privately which is to be “Oranges” and which “Lemons.” The rest of the party form a long line, standing one behind the other, and holding each other’s dresses or coats. The first two raise their hands so as to form an arch, and the rest run through it, singing as they run:

The Cushion Dance

Monday, May 28th, 2007
Children Playing Games

The children first of all divide themselves into two parties. They then form a ring, and commence dancing round a hassock which is placed, end upwards, in the middle of the room. Suddenly one party endeavors to pull the other part forward, so as to force one of their number to kick the hassock and upset it.

The player who has been unfortunate enough to touch the hassock has then to leave the circle. The game proceeds until only two remain; if these two happen to be boys the struggle is generally prolonged, as they can so easily jump over the hassock and avoid kicking it.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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Hissing and Clapping

Thursday, May 24th, 2007
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?

Acting Proverbs

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
Kid’s Party Games

The best way to play this game is for the players to divide themselves into two groups, namely, actors and audience. Each one of the actors should then fix upon a proverb, which he will act, in turn, before the audience. As for instance, supposing one of the players to have chosen the proverb, “A bad workman quarrels with his tools,” he should go into the room where the audience is seated, carrying with him a bag in which there is a saw, a hammer, or any other implement or tool used by a workman; he should then look round and find a chair, or some other article, which he should pretend requires repairing; he should then act the workman, by taking off his coat, rolling up his sleeves, and commencing work, often dropping his tools and grumbling about them the whole of the time.

If this game be acted well, it may be made very entertaining. Sometimes the audience are made to pay a forfeit each time they fail to guess the proverb.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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Soap Bubble Battle

Friday, April 27th, 2007
Kid’s Party Games

Bubbles abound!

Play Library gives us the Amazing Bubble Machine and the geniuses at Cranium show off their Wonderwish Wand.

Anyone else have any fun Bubble links?

What do you do with the bubbles once you have them?