Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Games for the Playground, Home, School andGymnasium, by Jessie H. BancroftThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.netTitle: Games for the Playground, Home, School and GymnasiumAuthor: Jessie H. BancroftRelease Date: May 31, 2008 [EBook #25660]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK GAMES FOR PLAYGROUND, HOME, SCHOOL ***Produced by The Online Distributed Proofreading Team athttp://www.pgdp.net[Transcriber's Note:1) Gaps in page numbers exist where there were blank pages in the printed text.2) Files have been added (midi format) for the songs included in the singing games section. Click (Listen) link under the music image to hear them. ForOats, Peas, and Beans, there appears to be a printing error in the image. For the midi, the last bar was coded as 2 dotted quarter notes.]Front cover title=plate: Children playing Ring A' Roses RING A' ROSESFrom the painting by Fred MorganFrontispieceGAMESFORTHE PLAYGROUND, HOME, SCHOOLAND GYMNASIUMBYJESSIE H. BANCROFTASSISTANT DIRECTOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NEW YORK CITY;EX-SECRETARY AMERICAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION;MEMBER AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENTOF SCIENCE; AUTHOR OF "SCHOOLGYMNASTICS," ETC., ETC.New YorkTHE MACMILLAN ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Games for the
Playground, Home, School and
Gymnasium, by Jessie H. Bancroft
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no
cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,
give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg
License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: Games for the Playground, Home, School and
Gymnasium
Author: Jessie H. Bancroft
Release Date: May 31, 2008 [EBook #25660]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK
GAMES FOR PLAYGROUND, HOME, SCHOOL ***
Produced by The Online Distributed Proofreading
Team at
http://www.pgdp.nethttp://www.pgdp.net
[Transcriber's Note:
1) Gaps in page numbers exist where there were
blank pages in the printed text.
2) Files have been added (midi format) for the songs
included in the singing games section. Click (Listen)
link under the music image to hear them. For Oats,
Peas, and Beans, there appears to be a printing error
in the image. For the midi, the last bar was coded as 2
dotted quarter notes.]
Front cover title=
plate: Children playing Ring A' Roses RING A' ROSES
From the painting by Fred Morgan
Frontispiece
GAMES
FOR
THE PLAYGROUND,HOME, SCHOOL
AND GYMNASIUM
BY
JESSIE H. BANCROFT
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PHYSICAL TRAINING,
PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NEW YORK CITY;
EX-SECRETARY AMERICAN PHYSICAL
EDUCATION ASSOCIATION;
MEMBER AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE
ADVANCEMENT
OF SCIENCE; AUTHOR OF "SCHOOL
GYMNASTICS," ETC., ETC.
New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
1922
All rights reservedCopyright, 1909,
By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.
Set up and electrotyped. Published, December, 1909.
Norwood Press
J. S. Cushing Co.—Berwick & Smith Co.
Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Introduction 1
To the Teacher of Games 26
Counting-out; Choosing Sides; W
35
ho's "It"?
Miscellaneous Active Games 43
Quiet Games 211
Feats and Forfeits 243
Singing Games 259
Balls and Bean Bags 295
a. Specifications for Balls, Bean B
297
ags, and Marking Grounds, etc.
b. Bean Bag and Oat Sack Game
303
s
c. Ball Games 319INDEXES
Games for Elementary Schools, F
427
irst To Eighth Years
Games for High Schools 433
Games for Playgrounds, Gymnasi
435
ums, and Large Numbers
Games for Boys' and Girls' Summ
440
er Camps
a. Active Games 440
b. Quiet Games 442
House-party and Country-club Ga
444
mes
a. Active Games 444
b. Quiet Games 445
Games for Children's Parties 446
a. Active Games 446
b. Quiet Games 447
Seashore Games 449
Alphabetical Index 451
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Frontis
Ring A' Roses
piece
FACING PAGE
All-up Relay Race 45Buying a Lock 58
Catch-and-Pull Tug of War; a Hig
60
h School Freshman Class
Forcing the City Gates 89
How Many Miles To Babylon? 108
Jumping Rope on the Roof Playgr
118
ound of a Public School
Oyster Shell 143
Pitch Pebble 147
Prisoner's Base 158
Rolling Target as Played by the Hi
datsa Indians,
Fort Clark, North Dakota 169
Snow Snake 182
A City Playground 200
Flower Match 220
Skin the Snake 252
Draw a Bucket of Water 263
The Duck Dance 276
Balls 297
Captain Ball in a High School 342
Circle Stride Ball 358
Drive Ball 375
Ball Game on the Roof Playgroun
400
d of a Public School
Tether Ball 409INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
PURPOSE AND PLAN.—This book aims to be a
practical guide for the player of games, whether child
or adult, and for the teacher or leader of games. A
wide variety of conditions have been considered,
including schools, playgrounds, gymnasiums, boys'
and girls' summer camps, adult house parties and
country clubs, settlement work, children's parties, and
the environment of indoors or out of doors, city or
country, summer or winter, the seashore, the
woodland, or the snow. The games have been
collected from many countries and sources, with a
view to securing novel and interesting as well as
thoroughly tried and popular material, ranging from
traditional to modern gymnasium and athletic games.
An especial effort has been made to secure games for
particular conditions. Among these may be mentioned
very strenuous games for older boys or men; games
for the schoolroom; games for large numbers; new
gymnasium games such as Nine Court Basket Ball
and Double Corner Ball; games which make use of
natural material such as stones, pebbles, shells, trees,
flowers, leaves, grasses, holes in the sand or earth,
and diagrams drawn on the ground.
The description, classification, and arrangement of the
games have been made with the steadfast purpose of
putting them into the most workable form, easilyunderstood, with suggestions for getting the most
sport and playing value out of them, and with means
of ready reference to any class of games for use
under any of the conditions mentioned. The series of
indexes which accomplish this last-mentioned purpose
make it possible to classify the games in many
different ways, sparing the reader the necessity for
hunting through much unrelated material to find that
suited to his conditions. The index for schools is
essentially a graded course of study in games.
The ball games requiring team play have been
described according to an analytic scheme not before
used for the class of games given in the present
volume, which makes it possible to locate at a glance
information about the laying out of the ground, the
number, assignment, and duties of players, the object
of the game, rules and points of play, fouls, and score.
The various kinds of balls are described with official
specifications. Diagrams for all kinds of games have
been supplied unsparingly, wherever it seemed
possible to make clearer the understanding of a game
by such means, and pictorial illustration has been used
where diagrams were inadequate. The music for all
singing games is given with full accompaniment.
Suggestions for the teaching and conduct of games
are given, with directions for floor formations. Means
of counting out and choosing sides and players are
described, and one section is devoted to forfeits.
Under each of the main divisions chosen—
miscellaneous active games, quiet games, singing
games, bean-bag games, and ball games—the
material has been arranged in alphabetic order tofacilitate ready reference, although a general
alphabetic index is appended. In short, the book aims
to bring together all related material and every
available device for making it readily accessible and
easily understood.
Original research SOURCES AND NATURE OF
MATERIAL.—The material in this volume, aside from
that accumulated through a long experience in the
teaching and supervision of games, has been
collected through (1) special original research, and (2)
bibliographical research. The original research has
been made among the foreign population of New York
City, where practically the entire world is accessible,
and in other sections of the United States. This has
resulted in some entirely new games that the writer
has not found elsewhere in print. From among these
may be mentioned the Greek Pebble Chase, the
Russian Hole Ball, the Scotch Keep Moving, the
Danish Slipper Slap, and, from our own country,
among others, Chickadee-dee from Long Island, and
Hip from New Jersey. Entirely new ways of playing
games previously recorded have been found,
amounting not merely to a variation but to a wholly
new form. Such is the method here given for playing
Babylon, a form gathered from two different Scotch
sources. Another example is the game of Wolf, for
which additional features have been found that add
greatly to its playing value, especially the rule whereby
the wolf, when discovered by the sheep who are
hunting for him, shall take a jump toward the sheep
before his chase after them begins; or, should he
discover them first, the requirement that they take