DUCK DUCK GOOSE
[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
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