Mathias Svalina: Frog in the Sea

(for 6 or more players)

One child is the Frog. He sits cross-legged in a circle about 3 feet in diameter. The other children tease him by calling:

Frog in the Sea
Can’t catch me

They step in & out of the circle, teasing & poking the Frog. They poke him with sticks & they poke him with chimney tools. They show the Frog pictures of beautiful actors & actresses. They read to the Frog from histories of atrocities. They leave hand-written notes on the Frog that say things like “Ribbit” & “Frog.” At night each child thanks his lord that he is not the Frog.

This is an especially good game for teaching the shy pupils to become a bit more daring.

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