(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.