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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…

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…

Sword fighting

Sent in by Jago Burtenshaw ‘Ye old sword fighting with sticks’, simple and very old idea. Each person has a stick and uses it as a pretend sword….

Gummy Worm Bobbing

A messy game for any time of the year that’s a different take on Apple Bobbing. As it involves getting wet, it could be very useful for when…

Stalking

Also known as “Grandma’s Footsteps”. If you are a Doctor Who fan you could think of this as similar to the Weeping Angels in the episode “Blink”. Traditional…

Musical Statues

Very old, traditional party game (in the UK) particularly for primary school-age children and almost always played to music. Player move around or dance on the spot if…

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