Cat’s Cradle String Game

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Cat’s cradle is a series of string figures created and passed back and forth between two (or more) people as a game. The name of the entire game, the specific figures, their order, and the names of the figures vary. The game consists of two or more players making a sequence of string figures, each altering the figure made by the previous player. After each figure, the next player manipulates … Read More!

Apple On A Stick

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Apple on a stick Makes me sick Makes my heart beat Two forty six Not because it’s dirty, Not because it’s clean, Not because I kissed a boy behind a magazine Boy’s girls having fun Here comes Johnny with a pickle up his bum, He can wiggle he can wobble He can even do the splits But I bet you 10 dollars He can’t do this, Close your eyes and … Read More!

Quaker’s Meeting

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Kids sit in a circle facing each other. Chant together… Quaker’s meeting has begun no more laughing no more fun if you show your teeth or tongue your fortune has begun hummmmmmmmmmmm… Now everyone makes funny faces at each other trying to get each other to smile or laugh… if someone’s mouth opens from a grin into a smile and you can see their teeth – they are IT! The … Read More!

Had a Little Race Car 1969

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Had a little race car 1969 Took it around the coooooo-rner! (continue saying ooo while the jumper in the middle runs out, runs around, and tries to get back into the rope while it is still swinging.) And slammed on the brakes, But the brakes didn’t work! Bumped into a lady, Bumped into a man. Bumped into a police man Man oh man! Police man caught me, Put me in … Read More!

Popcorn

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Popcorn, popcorn Pop it once, pop it twice Don’t let it burn Popcorn, popcorn Turn around, touch the ground Freeze! Submitted by, Kivia B. from Mound Bayou, MS Another Version of the Popcorn Chant You put the oil in the pot And you make it real hot You put the popcorn in And begin to grin! Sizzle sizzle, sizzle sizzle, sizzle sizzle, POP! … Read More!