I have three old fashioned games for you tonight that
you can play as a family-no electric needed. You'll be
surprised how much fun everyone will have!
By Brenda Hyde
Several kids around the room trying to keep away from the player
who is blindfolded. The blindfolded player tries to catch and identify
one of the other. This can be played as Silent Blindman's Buff, where
the kids stay quiet and stand still in one place while the blindfolded
child tries to find and identify one of them.
Players are divided into two teams and line up to face each other,
about 25 feet or so apart. Each side takes turns calling "Red Rover,
Red Rover, let (name) come over." The player called, runs from his
line and tries to break through the line of players, who join hands. If
he breaks through, he can take one player back with him to his team.
If he does not break through, he must join the other team. The team to
add the other players on its side first, or whichever one has the most
players at the end (if a time limit is set), wins.
Red Light, Green Light:
Two lines are drawn or taped at opposite ends of the playing area. One
line is the goal line; the other is the starting line. One player is "It"
stands on the goal line. He shuts his eyes and counts to 10 a number
of times. At the end of the count to 10, he calls out "Green light" or any
other color light. While he is counting, the players advance toward the
goal line. When he calls "Red light," he opens his eyes and all of the
players must stop moving. Any player whom he catches in motion must
return to the starting line. Players can continue moving if any color other
than "Red light" is called. The fun and suspense occurs as the players
wonder what color will be called. The first player to reach the goal wins.
The last one is "It" for the next game.
About the Author
Brenda Hyde is a Mom of three, a freelance writer and editor
of Old Fashioned Living. For more family ideas and recipes subscribe
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