Looking for kids games?  How about rules for playground games, verses for jump-rope rhymes, and much more???  You have come to right place!  We have listed lots of new games recently and are in the process of giving the site a makeover! We hope this site brings you lots of happy memories.

You can view the games in a number of ways:                                        

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500 Jump-Rope Rhymes (47 Rhymes) All Games  Search Site
Camping Trip Clapping Rhymes/Games (13 Games)
Capture the Flag Ball Games (44 Games) All Rhymes
Car Games Chasing Games (39 Games)
Chinese Jump Rope Circle Games (16 Games)
Doggy where's your bone Mental Games (9 Games)
Duck Duck Goose Other Games (18 Games)
Four Square Sensing Games (14 Games)
Ghost in the Graveyard Strength Games (8 Games)
Heads up Seven Up Jacks and Marbles
Hide and Seek Picking Who Is "IT"
Honey Do You Love Me?
Hopscotch International Games (14 Games)
Red Light / Green Light

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Here are a number of unindexed games, over 250 more games!

The Massive List


- Occasionally I receive concerns about the appropriateness and safety of some of these games, and opinions that certain games should not be on the site.  After much thought and deliberations, I have decided to keep all the games on the site.

- Some of the games (many of them in fact), can cause minor physical injury, including Red Rover, Dodge Ball, and others.  However, most have been played by children for many years, and in my opinion, minor injuries are part of growing up.  Therefore I have decided to keep them and allow the reader to determine if they want to play.

- Some of the games have stereotypes in them that were once tolerated but are now no longer appropriate.  Keeping in mind one of the purposes of the site is to be a historical record, I will keep them on the site, but will be going through the list and adding a notation that the words used are no longer appropriate.  (For instance Chinese School).  Please keep in mind that originally in these games no harm was intended to any group, but our awareness level has improved significantly in recent years.


Occasionally, someone will ask a game related question, and I don't have a clue what the answer is. If you know the answers to any of the following, let me know!

1- Where did the name of the game 'Marco Polo' come from.  I've gotten frustrated questions from several folks who have actually done college-level research trying to find the answer, but all have failed...

I have posted some of the answers to these and other questions that I have gotten so far.  It's an interesting mix...

By the way, this page has won a couple awards.  If you would like to see some of them, click Awards

Any other questions or concerns, please write me, the webmaster, by clicking here.

Finally, please visit our sister site, BeGlobal Language School.  We've dedicated a school to improving communication between cultures by teaching English, Japanese and Spanish (and other languages) via webcam.  Please check it out, we specialize in teaching children with their parents, so you can do English lessons with your kids from home at the computer.

All pages copyright 1995-2006, however...


The information contained herein can be reproduced or distributed in any manner, as long as attribution is made.  However, if you want to use it on the internet, please don't copy the site.  Just link to it please, that way your information will stay up to date.  My only request is that if you use something you find here in a paper or article, drop me a line and let me know, I'm always curious to see uses for these Games.

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This page created by Geof Nieboer on May 14, 1995. Last updated by Lisa Nieboer on September 19th, 2006.

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