Have all the players except "Davy
Crockett" form pairs and stand in a circle (or a designated
play area). When Davy Crockett says, "face to face" the
partners face each other. When he says "back to back" or
"side to side" his directions must be followed. If he says
"Davy Crockett" everyone including himself, tries to find
a new partner. The one left without a partner becomes the next Davy
Crockett and the game continues.
Who Am I?
Make signs with the names of the legends that you
have been discussing. When the boys enter the room, pin a name on
every boy, making sure that the boy does not see whose name is on
his back. Each then has to go around the room asking questions of
the other boys which can be answered with "Yes or No." The
first one to correctly figure out who he is wins.
Divide the den into two teams. Give each team a
man's shirt, two boxes to serve as boots, a frying pan and a beanbag
pancake. The teams line up relay fashion at the starting line. On a
signal, the first boy in each team dons the shirt, boots and runs to
a turning line, where the frying pan and pancake are waiting. There
he uses the pan to flip the pancake, runs back to the starting line,
takes off the shirt and boots and passes them on to the next runner.
This game continues until all of the boys have had a turn. The
winner is the team that finishes first.
Erie Canal Barges
You will need: for each team, five 1" x 2"
x 4: blocks and a three-foot stick.
How to play: On signal, the first player from each
team lines up the blocks (barges) end-to-end and, using the stick,
pushes them to a designated line. He then pushes them back to the
next player who continues the relay. If barges break loose, the
player must rearrange them with the stick and continue the
Cut two large pair of feet from heavy paper or
cardboard. Divide group into teams. Have each team set their cutout
feet in front of the. On signal, the first player on each team steps
onto his cutout feet. He lifts his back foot up and picks up the
cutout foot and places it in front of his front foot. They continue
walking this way until they get to the finish line. Then they turn
around and start back to the starting line. Then the next
"Tracker" on the team continues in the same