Equipment: A basketball
- The players stand shoulder to shoulder in a
- One player has a basketball which she/he throws
to any player in the circle who must try to catch it.
3. When the ball is caught by a player, children on
either side must raise their arms in the following manner: The
player on the catcher’s right will raise her/his left arm, and
the player on the catcher’s left will raise her/his right arm.
- If a player raises the wrong arm, or neither or
both, that player leaves the circle.
- If a player fails to catch the ball, she/he too
must leave the circle.
- If the player catches the ball, she/he throws
it instantly to some other player, whose neighbors must raise
their arms as described above.
- The upraised arms are lowered again as soon as
a catcher has thrown the ball.
- When all but five players are eliminated, the
remaining players are the winners, and the game starts all over
Catch the Dragon's Tail
One or two dens make up the dragon. Boys in a line
with both hands on shoulders of boy ahead, leader counts down:
"Em" (1), "Er" (2), and "San" (3),
"Ko" (GO. On "Ko!" the head of the dragon begins
trying to tag the tail or last boy in line. If he succeeds in
tagging the tail he continues as head of the dragon. If any player
lets go with either hand, the dragon dies. Then the head becomes the
tail and all the players move up one place.
Crossing the Rice Fields
Daniel Webster Council
Divide dens into two teams. Have each team break
into two-boy teams. When the leader calls, "Rice!" the
first pair on each team forms a "wheelbarrow" (one boy
walks on his hands while the other holds his ankles) and races
across the "rice field" to a "river" (two
parallel ropes on the floor). At the edge of the river, one player
climbs on the other's back and is carried piggyback across the
river. On the other bank, they change places for the return trip
across the river and then wheelbarrow back to their team. The next
pair then starts.