Hunt The Squirrel
To amuse the children after the Thanksgiving dinner, ask them all to join hands and form a ring. One is chosen out and is given a nut which he is to drop behind some child. As he walks around the outside of the ring he says: 'Hunt the squirrel in the woods, I lost him, I found him. Hunt the squirrel in the woods, I lost him, I found him. I won't catch you, and I won't catch you, But I will catch you.' As he says the last line, he drops the nut behind some child. That one must pick it up, and run around the circle, trying to reach his place before the other one gets there. If he fails, he is out and the game continues as before.
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Divide the group into two equal parts, one half leaving the room; the remaining players should then select a word, which will have to be guessed by those outside the door. When the word has been chosen, say, for instance, the word will, the party outside the room are told that the word they are to guess rhymes with till. A consultation then takes place, and they may think that the word is ill. The company then enter and begin to act the word ill, but without speaking a word. The audience, when they recognize the word that is being performed, will immediately hiss, and the actors then retire and think of another word.
Thus the game goes on until the right word is hit upon, when the company who have remained in the room, clap their hands. The audience then change places with the actors.