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Posted By: Mrrzy
24-Jul-06 - 09:42 PM
Thread Name: Child's Game: Elastics
Subject: RE: Child's Game: Elastics
Had a long discussion about this game with my frog friends, and the reason I can't recall any rhymes is that there weren't any. there were sets of steps, and if you did them right, the elastic was raised and you tried again, till Neck (the highest and also the narrowest). I never got that far...

My childhood version of the ball (one ball) against the wall was throw the ball, don't let it bounce, catch it, as follows:
Mimsies (plain)
Clapsies(clap)
Twirl the ball (twirl around)
Touch my backsies (back)
Right hand
Left hand
High as the sky
Low as the sea (very hard!)
Touch my knee
Touch my heel
Touch my toe
Under we go (throw under one leg)

Then if no errors you clap AND do the verses as specified, then twirl AND do the verses, and so on.