How to Play: Red Rover

• Ages six and up
• Six or more players needed
• Outdoor activity
• Light Competition

How to Play

• Divide the players into two teams.
• The teams link arms and stand opposite each other about fifty feet apart.
• The birthday or chosen child should be at the end of one line so he or she can go first, naming a child on the other team this way: "Red Rover, Red Rover, let Bill come over (calling a child from the other side).
• Bill then runs across the play area and tries to break through the chain of opposite players. If he breaks through, he goes back to his won team. If he doesn't, he joins the team he couldn't break through.

Theoretically, the last person to join a chain is the winner, but often the game doesn't get this far. Play just until the children feel like playing something else.

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