What Shall We Do Now?

What Shall We Do Now?
Five Hundred Games and Pastimes

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What Shall We Do Now? by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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1907

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What Shall We Do Now?
Five Hundred Games and Pastimes

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A book of suggestions for children's games and employments.

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ound the chairs in a long line. Suddenly the music stops, and directly it does so every one tries to sit down. As there is one player too many some one must necessarily be left without a chair. That player has therefore to leave the game, another chair is taken away, and the music begins again. So on to the end, a chair and a player going after each round. The winner of the game is the one who, when only one chair is left, gets it. It is against the rules to move the chairs. A piano, it ought to be pointed out, is not absolutely necessary. Any form of music will do; or if there is no instrument some one may sing, or read aloud. But a piano is best, and the pianist ought now and then to pretend to stop, because this makes it more exciting for the players.

Stir the Mash

This is another variety of "Going to Jerusalem." The chairs are placed against the wall in a row, one fewer than the players. One of the players sits down in the middle of the room with a stick and pretends to be stirring a bowl of

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even in this day and age alot of these games would be good for young children, I totally enjoyed reading this and found a number I wish I would have known when I was younger or when my children were younger but plan to introduce them to my grandchildren.
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