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When was Jesus born?

There are three basic references to the year and the month of the birth of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, the apostles tell of the Magi following…

Marbles on Teaspoon Race

Race / Relay Race You need:– marble and teaspoon for each contestant– (or egg and spoon for each contestant ) Probably better known as the Egg and Spoon…

Hangman

Old paper and pencil game (or any writing surface) for two or more players. An early version mentioned in a children’s book of games in 1894. Although this…

Squeak Piggy, Squeak

You will need:– Blindfold This one is old and has survived the trials of time. A popular party game particularly with younger children. Players sit in a circle…

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

You will need:– Large piece of paper (A3 or better size) with a sketched or well-drawn donkey.– A separate piece of paper shaped like a tail– Blue tack…

Pass the Parcel

You will need:– Lots of old wrapping paper, bags, etc.– Prize for the centre– Optional: Selection of small prizes and/or forfeits– Optional: Music you can stop and start…

I Spy…

One of those very old traditional games, but very simple and popular, particularly as a travel game, for any number of players of two or more. First player…

Hunt the Thimble (3 versions)

Very old traditional game. Although traditionally a thimble, anything small and easily hideable can be used (button, cork, coin, etc) There are several versions of this 1) One…

Hide and Seek

Suggested by Faith Chances are most know this game, but there’s always the possibility that there is somebody who has never played it and doesn’t know how to….

Poohsticks

Certainly traditional since it was mentioned in “The House at Pooh Corner” by A. A. Milne and quite likely traditional before then. A game beautiful in its simplicity….

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