The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-time Games

The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-time Games

Stoopball, Jacks, String Games, Coin Flipping, Line Baseball, Jump Rope, and More

Book - 2012
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Random House, Inc.
It’s an old-time playtime—nothing electronic, just games that have stood the test of time! They help children build skills like hand-eye coordination, problem solving, and simply learning how to be a good team player and work well with others. But most of all, they’re lots of fun. This collection of timeless games guarantees kids a great time—by themselves, with a group of friends, or with their family. And best of all, no batteries are required . . . and very little equipment, too.

There’s Hopscotch and Dodgeball, Four Square and Stoopball, Horse and One Old Cat (a ball game similar to baseball, but with only one base). All you need is your brain—and occasionally a paper and pen—to play games like Association, the Minister’s Cat, and Dumb Crambo (which is similar to Charades, but has a rhyming twist). A rainy day with no pals around would be just right to make Hand Shadows, walk on Can Stilts, or practice Jacks. Don’t forget card games like Crazy Eights and Rummy, Crab and Sack Races, and old favorites like Duck, Duck, Goose and Red Rover. And because no parent likes to hear the whine of "Are we there yet?" there’s a whole chapter of games for the car!

Black-and-white illustrations keep the old-timey feel while getting kids excited to play. Simple instructions explain how many people can play, what you need, the object of the game, and the basic rules. For extra entertainment, there are also lots of fun facts about the history of the games sprinkled throughout. This book is so packed with activities that kids will want to turn off their computers, shut down their PlayStations and Xboxes, and get playing the old-fashioned way!

Baker & Taylor
Collects the rules of over fifty classic indoor and outdoor games, including dodgeball, jacks, rummy, egg toss, coin bowling, and capture the flag.

Publisher: Watertown, Mass. : Imagine! Pub., c2012
ISBN: 9781936140749
Branch Call Number: J 790.1922 FER
Characteristics: 185 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dakins, Todd - Illustrator


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LPL_DanC Jun 29, 2016

What did people do before screens? They knew how to make a comet ball, how to play hink pink, and the official rules of tiddlywinks. You can too, no in-app purchase necessary, just check out this book!

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