striking the stick 

How to Play: Knocking the Stick

Knock the stick over the line to win. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two sticks and chalk for drawing lines.
How to play: Draw two lines with chalk on the ground 8 feet apart. On one of the lines, place one of the sticks. The o...
Throwing sticks? What is there not to like about that?

How to Play: Striking the Stick

Take turns swinging the stick. Credit: Corbis
What you need: A stick, a block and chalk.
How to play: Draw a 5- to 6- foot square on the ground. Place the block in the very center of the square. Players take turns attempting to knoc...
The only time you'll be allowed to play with sticks and hit things.

How to Play: Select Fruit

Each player gets a fruity name. Credit: A Gude, Flickr
What you need: A blindfold. How to play: Divide players into two teams and have them sit down facing each other 20 feet apart. Each child is given a fruit name, such as apple, pear, plum, ...


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