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How to Play: Flashlight Tag

Lighten up with a game of Flashlight Tag. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Of course, you will need a flashlight. This game is best played at night, either indoors or outdoors.
How to play: In this variation of Tag, the person de...
When light isn't a good thing!

How to Play: Musical Chairs

Last one sitting wins! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: A group of children, a bunch of chairs (one fewer than the number of children playing) and music.
How to play: The chairs are arranged in a circle, facing outwards, with the...
Don't get caught standing when the music stops.

How to Play: Spit

Get your spit piles lined up. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two players and a standard deck of playing cards.
How to play: Shuffle the cards well, and deal out all of the cards so that both players have 26 cards. From these ...
Get rid of all your cards first!

How to Treat Cradle Cap

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Use a toothbrush to scrub cradle cap. Credit: Getty Images Skin cells are constantly being made, and we usually don't notice our old, dry skin cells falling off as the new cells repla...
Fortunately, this condition does not last longer than the infant's first year.

How to Play: Duck, Duck, Goose

Duck, duck, duck ... Goose! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need for this game is a group of kids. It can be played indoors or outdoors.
How to play: A group of kids sit in a circle. One child is designated as "it" and ...
Tag the goose or else you'll be the goose instead.

How to Play: Capture the Flag

Run and get your flag before the other team! Credit: Getty Images What you need: Two equally-numbered teams, a large playing field divided into three sections (each team's home base and one neutral space) and a flag (also can be a T-sh...Get your flag first to win the game.

How to Play: Free the Fowl

Free the fowl! Credit: Getty Images What you need: An empty soft drink can, chalk. How to play: In this variation of Kick the Can, one player is "it" and he or she must keep the empty can, which is called Tom, inside a l...All you need is an empty soft drink can, chalk.

How to Play: Four Square

Even big kids love a good game of four square. Credit: Corbis
What you need: Four players, a square court divided into four equal quadrants and an 8 1/2-inch playground ball or a basketball.
How to play: Each quadrant in the square...
Make sure you hit the ball into their square so that your opponant gets out.

How to Play: Freeze Tag

Freeze right there! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: A group of children. It can be played indoors or outdoors.
How to play: In this variation of Tag, when a person designated as "it" tags other players, they are "frozen" and mus...
Don't move or else you're out!

How to Play: Hide and Seek

Close your eyes and count to 10! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need is a group of children. This game can be played indoors or outdoors.
How to play: One player is chosen to be "it," or the "seeker." The rest of the p...
Don't get found!

How to Play: Kick the Can

Kids scatter at the onset of a game of Kick the Can. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: A group of at least three kids and a can. This game is best played outdoors.
How to play: One player is chosen to be "it," and the can is plac...
All you need is a group of children and a place to play outdoors.

How to Play: Mother May I?

Mother may I do this? Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need is a group of children.
How to play: One player is designated as the mother (boys can be the father). The mother/father stands at one end of the ...
You better ask nicely or you may be sent back to start!

How to Play: Checkers

King me! Credit: Corbis
What you need: Two players, a checkers board and 24 game pieces (12 will be red and 12 will be black).
How to play: Each player sits at opposite ends of the board, and one player uses the red p...
Win the most pieces!

How to Play: Chopsticks Pass-Along

Use chopsticks to pass items. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: A group of children, sets of chopsticks, unshelled walnuts, acorns, cranberries, peas and small plates.
How to play: Give each child a set of chopsticks, an unshelled...
For this game you need a group of children, sets of chopsticks, unshelled walnuts, acorns, cranberries, peas and small plates.

How to Play: Jacks

Can you pick up the most jacks? Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two players, a set of jacks (metal six-tipped objects) and a small rubber ball.
How to play: Jacks are scattered loosely around the play area, and players take turn...
Are you fast enough to pick up the jacks before the ball bounces?

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