Let's Play: Traditional Games of Childhood
Children have been jumping rope, hopping, throwing, catching, chasing and hiding for thousands of years. How a game is played may vary from country to country and generation to generation, but the pattern stays the same. Let's Play is a wonderful collection of more than 50 games and rhymes, complete with simple, clear instructions for playing. The illustrations are both silly and sophisticated, capturing the spirit of these childhood pastimes with a clever artistic touch. From Leapfrog to Marbles and Hopscotch to Sardines, there are lots of familiar games -- and plenty of new twists on old favorites. A great book for children of all ages!
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ball and push Ball bouncing bends Buttered Beans called Cat's eyes catch the ball choose clap left hands clap own hands clap right hands clap straight Clap your hands corner count of three fingers and thumb five stones Flashing Fingers foot Foursies Fox and Geese front Throw game is played Hide-and-Seek hider hides the thimble hop back Huckle Buckle Beanstalk HUNT THE THIMBLE index finger JACKSTONES Johnny jumping rope Keep knuckle knucklebones leaper Leapfrog legs lf a player look lt tagged O'Leary palm facing Peas Porridge Hot pebbles person hides pick play this game played with five player puts player shoots PLUM potato Puss Queenie rhymes ring Sardines Scatter your stones Scissors scoop shoot a marble skip sky stone square starting line three stones Throw and catch Throw the ball Throw the sky Throw your marker Thumbdoodle turn your hands turning the rope twirl your hands