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Hopscotch, Hangman, Hot Potato, & Ha Ha Ha

Hopscotch, Hangman, Hot Potato, & Ha Ha Ha

A Rulebook of Children's Games

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PLAYING RULES FOR MORE THAN 250 GAMES AND SPORTS FOR CHILDREN OF EVERY AGE, INCLUDING INDOOR, OUTDOOR, PARTY, TRAVEL, WATER, MEMORY, AND CARD GAMES
Games galore! From Capture the Flag to Stickball and Volleyball, from Jacks and Old Maid to Word Lightning, here are easy-to-use instructions, recommendations, and scoring for more than 250 popular games and sports for children. Presented in quick-access format, this unique guide is ideal for parents, teachers, adult referees, grandparents, babysitters, and camp counselors. Featuring:
* Games to play on grass, on pavement, on steps and stoops, inside houses for rainy days and parties, and while traveling
* Step-by-step instructions and rules for each game, complete with clear diagrams and line drawings
* Games for children of all ages and playing abilities
* Multiple lists that make it easy for you to find the perfect game for a specific situation (by number of players, etc.)
* The origins of games through interesting anecdotes
* Tips on choosing sides, determining who goes first, selecting who is "It," and more
HAVE FUN!
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  • Touchstone | 
  • ISBN 9780671763329 | 
  • August 1990
List Price $16.00
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Chapter One

Indoor Games for Sunny Days and Rainy Days

Action Spelling

WHERE TO PLAY


Indoors or outdoors

NUMBER OF PLAYERS

4 or more

EQUIPMENT

None

OBJECT OF THE GAME

For players to spell words correctly, substituting motions for some letters

This is a more playful version of the traditional game Spelling Bee.

Before the game, the players should select one player to act as the spelling master and then agree on a set of motions that will replace certain letters of the alphabet. A could be a jumping jack, L a handclap, and... see more

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