Sunday, September 12, 2010
Pin the Tail on the Donkey
1. Print out the donkey.
2. Mount the donkey image on a vertical surface, such as a wall.
3. Blindfold one player.
4. Spin the blindfolded player in circles for a few seconds until they get a bit dizzy and lose their sense of direction.
5. Have the blindfolded player try place to pin their donkey tail on the end of the donkey, trying to remember where the donkey was hanging. When they place the tail, remove their blindfold.
6. Allow the second player to take a turn. Leave all the donkey tails wherever they had been placed, until all players have had a chance.
7. Determine the winner. The winner is the player who placed their tail closest to the correct spot on the donkey (often marked with a target or "x").
Ring Around the Rosey
Gather at least 2 kids together, or, ideally, 3 or 4. If too many kids try to play at once, it's more likely that someone will fall down too soon.
Explain the game rules to the participants and teach them the short song. The kids should understand the object is to sit down after the singing is completed.
Form a circle with the kids and yourself by join hands with each other.
Walk around in a circle while singing this song together: “Ring around the Rosie, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down."
Stop walking and quickly sit down on the word "down."
Line up the group across from you, 10 to 20 feet away.
Tell the players that they should all obey you if you first say the words "Simon says."
Tell them that they are out of the game if they follow an order that doesn't begin with "Simon says," or if they fail to do what Simon says to do.
Begin by saying something like, "Simon says, put your hands on your head."
Look to make sure everybody has put their hands on their heads.
Give another order such as, "Simon says, stand on one foot." Check again.
Continue giving orders. Mix it up and say something like, "Raise your right hand," without the preface "Simon says."
Call out the players who raise their hands.
Play until one person is left. This is the winner.
Let that person give the commands for the next round.