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SELECTED GAMES, CONTESTS AND RELAYS
OF EARLIER TIMES

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by CAROLYN A. MARTIN and RHONDA L. CLEMENTS

2nd edition, 1998, 362 pages, $29.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-311-5  Review Shopping Cart

 

 

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

Obtaining Resources
Characteristics of Early Games, Contests, and Relays
Frequently Used Words to Describe the Behavior of Children (ages 3-12) during Earlier Times

Chapter 1: CHASE AND FLEE GAMES

Squat Tag (Pre K-K)
Japanese Tag (Pre K-K)
Posture Tag (Pre K-K)
Follow Chase (Pre K-K)
Link Tag (Pre K-K)
Champion Tagger (Pre K-K)
The Ox-Foot (1st-2nd)
Nose & Toe Tag (1st-2nd)
Circle Hop Chase (1st-2nd)
High Windows (1st-2nd)
Tails (1st-2nd)
Calling All Number (1st-2nd)
Black & White (3rd-4th)
Cross Tag (3rd-4th)
Last Man (3rd-4th)
Third Man (3rd-4th)
Third Tag & Run (3rd-4th)
Circle Tag (3rd-4th)
Boiler Burst (3rd-4th)
Streets & Alleys (3rd-4th)
Capturing the Flag (3rd-4th)
Arm's Length Tag (3rd-4th)
Hand Slap Tag (3rd-4th)

Chapter 2: IMITATIVE GAMES

I See (Pre K-K)
Dog & Bone (Pre K-K)
Puss in a Corner (Pre K-K)
Puss in the Circle (Pre K-K)
Poor Pussy Cat (Pre K-K)
Cat & Mice (Pre K-K)
I've Lost My Squirrel (Pre K-K)
The Fox Chase (Pre K-K)
Fox & Farmer (Pre K-K)
Spider & Flies (Pre K-K)
Snake Catch (Pre K-K)
Catch of Fish (Pre K-K)
Oyster & Clams (Pre K-K)
Ruth & Jacob (Pre K-K)
Ring Master (Pre K-K)
Scat (Pre K-K)
Run for your Supper (Pre K-K)
North Pole (Pre K-K)
Brownies and Fairies (Pre K-K)
Catch the Caboose (1st-2nd)
Frog in the Sea (1st-2nd)
Water Sprite (1st-2nd)
Cat & Rat (1st-2nd)
Statue Tag (1st-2nd)
Advancing Statues (1st-2nd)
Snake in the Grass (1st-2nd)
Lame Goose (1st-2nd)
The Dog & the Hare (1st-2nd)
Letting Out the Doves (1st-2nd)
Have You Seen My Sheep? (1st-2nd)
Giant's Cave (1st-2nd)
Den (1st-2nd)
Fruit Baskete (1st-2nd)
Crows & Cranes (1st-2nd)
Flowers (1st-2nd)
The Ocean is Stormy(1st-2nd)
Forest Lookout (1st-2nd)
Weathercocks (1st-2nd)
British Bulldog (1st-2nd)
Body Guard (1st-2nd)
Eenie, Weenie, Coxie, Wamie (1st-2nd)
Comic Tag (3rd-4th)
Imitation Tag (3rd-4th)
Lame Wolf (3rd-4th)
Animal Tag (3rd-4th)
Hunt the Fox (3rd-4th)
Bear in the Pit (3rd-4th)
The King's Land (3rd-4th)
Dragon & Knights (3rd-4th)
Marching Bear Chase (3rd-4th)
Catch the Jailbird (3rd-4th)
Twelve O'Clock at Night (3rd-4th)
Hound & Rabbit (3rd-4th)
Rabbit in a Hollow Tree (3rd-4th)
Catch the Diamond Bearer (3rd-4th)
Telephone Tag (3rd-4th)
Rushing Bases (3rd-4th)

Chapter 3: SONG GAMES

The Blue Bird (pre K-K)
Five Little Bunnies (pre K-K)
Charlie over the Water (pre K-K)
Around Went Our Big Ship (pre K-K)
Jack & Jill (pre K-K)
Little Sally Saucer (pre K-K)
Mulberry Bush (pre K-K)
The Snail Shell (pre K-K)
Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses (pre K-K)
Cat & Mouse Song Game (1st-2nd)
A Hunting We Will Go (1st-2nd)
Three Blind Mice (1st-2nd)
How D'Ye Do My Partner? (1st-2nd)
Looby Loo (1st-2nd)
Round & Round the Village (1st-2nd)
Jolly is the Miller (1st-2nd)
Pop Goes the Weasel (1st-2nd)
Yankee Doodle (1st-2nd)
Did You Ever See a Lassie? (3rd-4th)
Round & Round & Back Again (3rd-4th)
Paw Paw Patch (3rd-4th)
Shoo Fly (3rd-4th)

Chapter 4: CONTESTS PLAYED WITH A BALL OR BEANBAG

Section A: ROLLING, TOSSING & CATCHING GAMES

Ball Plays (preK-K)
Hot Ball (preK-K)
Hide the Ball (preK-K)
Roll Over, Come Back (preK-K)
Guess Who (preK-K)
Around Ball (preK-K)
Catch Ball (preK-K)
Ball Tag (1st-2nd)
School-Ball (1st-2nd)
Ball Counting (1st-2nd)
Roll Ball (1st-2nd)
Circle Stride Ball (1st-2nd)
Poison Beanbag (1st-2nd)
Storks (1st-2nd)
Circle Ball (1st-2nd)
Nine Lives (1st-2nd)
Four Circles (1st-2nd)
Call Ball (3rd-4th)
Bucket Ball (3rd-4th)
French Boules (3rd-4th)
Duck on the Rock (3rd-4th)
Overtake (3rd-4th)
Multiple Passes (3rd-4th)
Touch Ball (3rd-4th)
Trick Ball (3rd-4th)
Guard the Castle (3rd-4th)
Casting Center Base (3rd-4th)
Promotional Ball (3rd-4th)
Chain Dodge (3rd-4th)
Knock 'Em Down (5th-6th)
O'Leary (5th-6th)
Kaiser Ball (5th-6th)
Keep Ball (5th-6th)
Battle Ball (5th-6th)
Circle Toss (5th-6th)
Quadruple Dodgeball (5th-6th)
Cather Ball (5th-6th)


Section B: BALL BATTING GAMES

Four Corners (3rd-4th)
Long Ball (3rd-4th)
One O'Cat (3rd-4th)
Scrub (5th-6th)
Fungo (5th-6th)
Ball-Stock (5th-6th)
Feeder Ball (5th-6th)


Section C: KICKING GAMES

Circle Kick Ball (3rd-4th)
Side Kick (3rd-4th)
Three Plays Three (3rd-4th)
Pin Football (Soccer) (3rd-4th)
Foot-Ball Tag (3rd-4th)
Base Kickball (3rd-4th)
Chase Ball (5th-6th)
Tag Football (5th-6th)


Section D: COURT GAMES

Newcomb (5th-6th)
Early Volleyball (5th-6th)
Early Girls Basketball (5th-6th)
Corner Ball (5th-6th)
Captain Ball (5th-6th)
Individual Basketball (5th-6th)
Endball (5th-6th)
Nine Court Basketball (5th-6th)
Basketball Snatch Ball (5th-6th)

 

CHAPTER 5: RELAYS AND RACES

Rhymes for a Race (preK-K)
One, Two, Button My Shoe (preK-K)
Fire Engine Race (preK-K)
Newspaper Run (preK-K)
Heel & Toe Race (preK-K)
Crawl through Legs Relay (preK-K)
Obstacle Relay (preK-K)
Washline Race (preK-K)
Baloon Tap Relay (preK-K)
Kangaroo Relay (preK-K)
Scuttle Relay (1st-2nd)
Angleworm Relay (1st-2nd)
Hop Step Relay (1st-2nd)
Sore Toe Relay (1st-2nd)
Criss Cross Toe Hold Relay (1st-2nd)
Two-Legged Relay (1st-2nd)
Indian File Relay (1st-2nd)
Race Track Relay (1st-2nd)
Chain Relay (1st-2nd)
Fetch & Carry (1st-2nd)
Passing the Beanbag (1st-2nd)
Beanbag Shuttle Relay (1st-2nd)
Auto Tire Relay (1st-2nd)
Straddle Ball Relay (1st-2nd)
Arch Ball (1st-2nd)
Hobble Relay (3rd-4th)
Snake Walk Relay (3rd-4th)
Skin the Snake Relay (3rd-4th)
Chariot Race (3rd-4th)
Sending Messages (3rd-4th)
Coat Relay (3rd-4th)
Number Relay (3rd-4th)
Run the Bases (3rd-4th)
All-Up Relay (3rd-4th)
Bowling Relay (3rd-4th)
Place Rope Skip Relay (3rd-4th)
Skipping Rope Relay (3rd-4th)
Engine & Tender Relay (3rd-4th)
Beanbag Toss-up Relay (3rd-4th)
Corner Spry (3rd-4th)
Lame Chicken Relay (3rd-4th)
The Farmer & the Crows (3rd-4th)
Dizzy Izzy Relay (3rd-4th)
Hop, Step Y Jump Race (5th-6th)
Double Hopping Relay (5th-6th)
Raised Leg Relay (5th-6th)
Squat Jump Relay (5th-6th)
Stunt Relay (5th-6th)
Avalanche Relay (5th-6th)
Jack Rabbit Relay (5th-6th)
Run, Toss & Catch Relay (5th-6th)
Fetch-it Race (5th-6th)
Ball Balance Relay (5th-6th)
Ten Trips (5th-6th)
Number Passing Relay (5th-6th)


ABOUT THE AUTHORS...

Carolyn A. Martin, Ed.D., received her doctoral degree from Pepperdine University at Malibu, California. She is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University at San Bernadino, California, where she teaches movement for children, professional preparation courses, graduate courses and directs the department's Outreach Program.

Rhonda L. Clements, ed.D., is the MAT in  Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Subjects at Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York. The author of nine books on play and movement experiences, she is the past president of the American Association of the Child's Right to Play.

               

 

 

 

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