[Also known as 'Duck Duck Grey Duck in Minnesota]

In this game, kids sit down in a circle facing each other. One person is "it" and walks around the circle. As they walk around, they tap people's heads and say whether they are a "duck" or a "goose". Once someone is the "goose" they get up and try to chase "it" around the circle. The goal is to tap that person before they are able sit down in the "goose's" spot. If the goose is not able to do this, they become "it" for the next round and play continues. If they do tap the "it" person, the person tagged has to sit in the center of the circle. Then the goose become it for the next round. The person in the middle can't leave until another person is tagged and they are replaced.


[this one's called 'A tisket a tasket', but almost identical to the above]
You need at least 10 kids to make a circle.  Hold hands and stretch the circle as far out as you can.  Someone is chosen to hold a basket and this person stands outside of the circle.  As the song begins the person on the outside of the circle skips around the circle while everyone sings:
A tisket a tasket a green and yellow basket.
I wrote a letter to my love and on the way
I dropped it I dropped it.
At this time the person on the outside drops the basket behind someone in the circle.  This person then picks up the basket and runs after the person that dropped it.  The person who dropped the basket runs and tries to get into the space where the basket was dropped before they are caught by the other person.  If the person catches you you must keep dropping the basket until you get into a space before being caught.  Then that person gets to drop the basket.

Variation contributed by Linda Schulze

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