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Ants And The Grasshopper

Lots are drawn in order to decide who shall be the grasshopper; the ants then seat themselves in a circle, while the grasshopper writes on a piece of paper the name of a grain or food which a grasshopper might be supposed to like. He puts this in his pocket and then addresses the ants:

Dear friends, I am very hungry; would any of you kindly give me some food?

I have nothing but a grain of barley, says the ant spoken to.

Thank you; that is of no use to me, replies the grasshopper, and goes on to the next player. As soon as any one offers the grain of food which the grasshopper has written down the paper must be produced, and the one who guessed the word pays a forfeit and becomes grasshopper. If no one guesses the word, the grasshopper pays a forfeit.

The game then goes on in the same way, except that a different question is asked on the second round.

Neighbors, says the grasshopper, I have eaten abundantly and would have a dance. Which would you recommend?

A waltz, a polka, a quadrille, etc., are suggested, and when this question has gone the round, the grasshopper asks what music he can dance to, and the ants suggest the music of the violin, the piano, cornet, etc. Then the grasshopper says he is tired of dancing and wishes for a bed, and the ants offer him moss, straw, grass, and so on, to lie upon.

I should sleep very comfortably, the grasshopper says, but I am in fear of being pounced upon by a hungry bird. What bird have I most reason to fear? The ants answer: The rook, the lark, the cuckoo, etc.

When the game is ended, the forfeits that have been lost must be called.

About Kids Games:

All over the world kids love to play activities and games. By playing games and activities they learn to motor skills along, social skills along with developing special skills in the games themselves, however with these games chlidren do not see them not as learning experience but rather a whole lot of fun. Here at you can find guides and instructions to many ‘old fashioned’ or traditional games which are being played less and less due to increased sophistication and availability in electronic games. Although a lot of these games where originally written with kids in mind they be easily adapted and incorporated as activities for Parties, Youth Groups and Social Groups. Lanterntree is the place to find find ideas for games for both children and adults for events such as birthdays, party, social events, groups, fund raising events, Christmas day, showers or any other occasion you can think of.


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