Traditional Indoor And Outdoor Games - online book

An Illustrated Collection of 320+ Games & Entertainments For Kids of All Ages.

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Children's Singing Games
One little girl sits on the floor and pretends to be cry­ing, while the rest join hands and circle around her, singing. At the conclusion of the song, they all stand. Sally rises and chooses one from the ring. A kiss is given, and the chosen one takes Sally's place.
Chairs are placed in a circle in which the girls sit, leav­ing a vacant chair between each pair.
The boys then enter the room and seat themselves in the vacant chairs, one by one. If the wrong boy—the one not mentally chosen by the girl—seats himself beside her, she sings, joined by the others— "Pick and choose, but choose not me, Choose the fairest you can see!" When the right boy takes the seat reserved for him, his welcome is sung in chorus:
"Give her a kiss and let her go, Green grow the rushes, O!"
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