Archive for September, 2008

The Farmyard

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

This game, if carried out properly, will cause great amusement.

One of the party announces that he will whisper to each person the name of some animal, which, at a given signal, must be imitated as loudly as possible. Instead, however, of giving the name of an animal to each, he whispers to all the company, with the exception of one, to keep perfectly silent.

To this one he whispers that the animal he is to imitate is the donkey. After a short time, so that all may he in readiness, the signal is given. Instead of all the party making the sounds of various animals, nothing is hard but a loud bray from the one unfortunate member of the company.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

Earth, Air, Fire and Water

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

To play this game seat yourselves in a circle, take a clean duster or handkerchief, and tie it in a big knot. so that it may easily be thrown from one player to another. One of the players throws it to another, at the same time calling out either of these names: Earth, Air, Fire, or Water.

If “Earth” is called, the player to whom the hall is thrown has to mention something that lives on the earth, as lion, cat; if “Air” is railed, something that lives in the air; if “Water,” something that lives in the water; hut; if “Fire” is called, the player must keep silence. Always remember not to put birds in the water or animals or fishes in the air; be silent when “Fire” is called, and answer before ten can he counted. For breaking any of these rules a forfeit must he paid.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

Riddles 10

Monday, September 1st, 2008

When are two apples alike?
Answer: When pared.

What is the difference between a blind man and a sailor in prison?
Answer: One cannot see to go and the other cannot go to sea.

Why is a plum-cake like the ocean?
Answer: Because it contains so many currants.

What pudding makes the best cricketer?
Answer: A good batter.