How to Play: Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Rock beats scissors! Credit: Getty Images

What you need: All you need is two players.

How to play: Players count aloud to three, each time raising one hand in a fist and bringing it down on the count. On three, the players change their hands into one of the three gestures for rock, paper, or scissors.

The rules: The hand gestures are as follows: rock is a clenched fist, paper is an open hand with the fingers connected, and scissors is the index and middle fingers extended and separated.

How to win: Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock. If both players choose the same gesture, the game is tied, and players must play another game.

What else you need to know: Like Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Mo, this is a good game to determine who will be "it" or who will go first in another game.

Related: How to Play: Tag

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.