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School, Church, and Home Games   By: (1884-)

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SCHOOL, CHURCH, AND HOME GAMES

Compiled by

GEORGE O. DRAPER

Secretary for Health and Recreation County Work Department of the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations

COMMUNITY RECREATION Rural Edition

Association Press New York: 347 Madison Avenue

1923

DEDICATED TO MY FATHER

HERBERT EDWARD DRAPER

whose happy contact with the folks of the country, through his duties as a County official, won for him their esteem; who found recreation in the open country, where the birds, the flowers, and all wild life were his friends and reflected their charm in the life he lived simple, happy, friendly true to himself, his family, his neighbors, and his God.

CONTENTS

PART I. GAMES FOR SCHOOLS

CHAPTER PAGE

FOREWORD vii

I. SCHOOL ROOM GAMES for Primary Pupils 1

II. SCHOOL ROOM GAMES for Intermediate Pupils 8

III. SCHOOL ROOM GAMES for Advanced and High School Pupils 16

IV. SCHOOL YARD GAMES for Primary Pupils 24

V. SCHOOL YARD GAMES for Intermediate Pupils 27

VI. SCHOOL YARD GAMES for Advanced and High School Pupils 37

PART II. SOCIABLE GAMES FOR HOME, CHURCH, CLUBS, ETC.

I. GAMES FOR THE HOME 44

II. ICE BREAKERS FOR SOCIABLES 55

III. SOCIABLE GAMES FOR GROWN UPS 59

IV. SOCIABLE GAMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 67

V. TRICK GAMES FOR SOCIABLES 73

VI. STUNT ATHLETIC MEET 83

VII. COMPETITIVE STUNTS 88

PART III. OUTDOOR GAMES

I. OUTDOOR GAMES FOR OLDER BOYS AND YOUNG MEN 94

II. OUTDOOR GAMES FOR BOYS 103

III. GAMES OF STRENGTH 110

PART IV. GAMES FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

I. GAMES AT DINING TABLE 113

II. A COUNTY FAIR PLAY FESTIVAL 119

III. GAMES FOR A STORY PLAY HOUR 123

IV. AN INDOOR SPORTS FAIR 127

V. RACING GAMES FOR PICNICS 132

FOREWORD

We should all be prospectors of happiness. There are those who discover it in the solitudes of the mountains where freedom is breathed in the air that touches the lofty peaks. Others find it in the depths of the forest in the songs of the birds, of the brook, of the trees. Most of us must find it in the daily walks of life where the seeking is oft times difficult. Nevertheless, there it is in the manufactured glory of the city, in the voices of children, and in the hearts and faces of men.

Happiness becomes a habit with some; with others it is a lost art. Some radiate it; others dispel that which may exist. Happiness can be produced by means of exercising certain emotions, by causing experiences which allow instinctive expression; the song, the dance, the game are examples.

All enjoyed activity may be classified as play. Play is that which we do when free to do as we like. Play produces happiness.

Work is the highest form of play. The great artist is playing when his imagination finds expression on the canvas in color. If he did not love to paint he would never have become a great artist. The engineer is playing when he produces the great bridge; the financier when he masterfully organizes his capital.

The imagination of the child leads him into all kinds of adventure. He becomes the engineer on the locomotive; he becomes the leader of the circus band; he is a great hunter of terrible beasts; an Indian, a cowboy, and a robber... Continue reading book >>




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