Hold Fast, Let Go
A simple game for small children is the following. Each child takes hold of a small sheet or tablecloth, the leader holding it with his left hand, while he pretends to write with his right hand. The leader says: 'When I say 'Hold fast,' let go; and when I say 'let go,' hold fast.' He calls out the commands one at a time and the rest do just the opposite of what he says. Whoever fails must pay a forfeit.
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Arrange all the children except one on chairs or a bench. This one is the leader and she stands on the floor in front of the children. Beginning at one end of the row, she pulls each child from the bench, letting her remain in whatever position she falls. Sometimes she can tell them how to pose, for instance, she will say 'Like an angel,' and that child will fold her hands and look upward. Another might be 'cross school-teacher,' and this child may pretend to be scolding someone. Each child remains perfectly still, posed in the attitude suggested, until all the children are on the floor. Then the leader selects the one she thinks has posed the best and that one takes the leader's place and the game goes on as before.