31 Games - Drop the Handkerchief

Is your 3-year-old the youngest of the family, or are all the kids your child plays with close to that same age?  If so, then you know how difficult it can be to find ways for them to all be involved in the fun and games - so many choices are just too advanced for this age.

But now, you'll have a list of 31 unique games that even a 3-year-old can join in with.  A few of these ideas will be best for the preschool set, but most will work for a wide range of ages!

Click on over here to see the full list, but read on for this great game idea!

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This game reminds me of a cross between Duck, Duck, Goose and Spoons - ever play Spoons?  We played it all the time during Zam breaks during our summer training (ice skating).

Drop the Handkerchief

Players:  5 + (the more, the merrier)

Ages:  3 +

Place:  a space large enough for the players to stand in a circle - and run around the outside of it

Equipment:  handkerchief

How to play:  All the players except "it" stand in a circle, holding hands. "It" walks around the outside of the circle and stealthily drops a handkerchief behind one of the players.

As soon as that player realizes the handkerchief is there, (s)he chases "it."  

If "it" is caught, (s)he remains "it."  If "it" reaches the empty spot first, the other player becomes the new "it."

This game can go on forever, but usually it continues until each player has been "it" at least once.  The majority of the fun is in "it" sneaking around with that hankie.

Have you heard of this game before?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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