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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: 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: 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: 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: One Potato

Play One Potato to count off for another game. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need is a group of children. How to play: This is a counting-off game designed to select someone as "it" for games like H...
"One potato, two potato, three potato, four, five potato, six potato, seven potato, more."

How to Play: Red Light, Green Light

Don't move after a 'Red Light'. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need for this game is a group of children. This game can be played indoors or outdoors.
How to play: The person designated as "it" stands at the opposite en...
You better stop when you hear a red light!

How to Play: Sardines

Can you find everyone? Credit: Jerome Tisne, Getty Images
What you need: All you need for this game is a group of children. This game can be played indoors or outdoors.
How to play: This game is the opposite of Hide and Seek. The pe...
Make sure you and your friends hide in a good spot so that "it" doesn't find you!

How to Play: Apples to Oranges

Pass the fruit! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You will need an apple, an orange, scissors, pencils, paper, a container, and music.
How to play: Cut up slips of paper and label them as...
May the last one standing win!

How to Play: Talking Behind Your Back

Writing behind your back! Credit: Influx Productions, Getty Images
What you need: You will need pieces of paper, washable markers, tape and pencils.
How to play: Each person writes her name on a piece of paper in...
What do your friends say behind your back?

How to Play: Do You Love Your Neighbor?

Remove one chair each round. Credit: Corbis What you need: You need chairs for this game. How to play: Arrange chairs in a circle. You will need enough to have one chair for every player exc...Don't get your seat stolen!

How to Play: Blindfolded Shoe Shuffle

Where are my shoes? Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need blindfolds and shoes.
How to play: Each player takes off his shoes and puts on a blindfold. All of the shoes will be thrown in a pile in the middle of the room. Th...
Can you find your shoes without looking? Test yourself with this game!

How to Play: Killer Frog

Catch the killer! Credit: Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
What you need: All you need for this game are players.
How to play: Have all players sit in a circle. Choose one player to be the detective. The detective...
Can you guess who the killer frog is?

How to play: Hot Valentine

Don't look! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need a small ball. How to play: Have players sit in a circle with their legs crossed. Choose one player to be the leader, and she will be in the middle of the circle holding the small bal...
Don't get caught with the hot valentine!

How to Play: Pass the Parcel

Get rid of the package before the music stops! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need a chocolate bar, sheets of paper, and music.
How to play: Before the game, take the chocolate bar and wrap it in a layer of paper. On the p...
Can you get rid of the package before the music stops?

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