The Pocket Guide to Games

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Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2008 - Games & Activities - 248 pages
Bart King's Pocket Guide to Games is fun, pure unadulterated fun. More than 100 games revive the tradition of game playing without computers, joysticks, boards, or game pieces. All you need for these games can be purchased at the local super center, big box, or hardware store. With tools such as balls, beanbags, broomsticks, and ropes, parents and teachers can organize dozens of hours of fun and challenging activities for parties, summer camps, neighborhood gatherings, and school groups. For all ages, from elementary children to grandparents. Includes active games and quiet games in a range of variations: counting-out, choosing sides, who's it? and feats and forfeits.Great for camp or cabin.Games include: Bull in the Ring (circle game) Cross Tag (chase) Do This, Do That (imitating) Kaleidoscope (colors) Lady of the Land (drama) Old Buzzard (drama) Shadow Tag (sunny day).Bull in the Ring (circle game).Cross Tag (chase).Do This, Do That (imitating).Kaleidoscope (colors).Lady of the Land (drama).Old Buzzard (drama) Shadow Tag (sunny day).Indexed for convenience.About the Author: A longtime middle school teacher, Bart lives in Portland, Oregon, where he invents new sock designs and plays in a kazoo jazz quartet. 50 illustrations

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What a great book! This really has a lot of great games in it perfect for entertaining large groups of children such as a gym class or summer camp group. I'd highly recommend this book to Abby ... Read full review

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The perfect resource for teachers, counselors, or anyone working with kids...including kids who are hosting parties!

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About the author (2008)

Bart King taught middle school for many years. He's written a bunch of other cool books, including The Big Book of Girl Stuff, The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Superheroes, The Big Book of Gross Stuff, and Bart's King-Sized Book of Fun. Residence: Portland, Oregon.

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