We may be showing our age with this one, but sometimes these childhood games are the best!
How to Play:
- One person (the leader) has to stand on one side of the road and think of a TV programme while another group of children stand on the other side of the road opposite him/her.
- The leader then has to give clues about the programme for e.g. it’s on a Tuesday night on RTE 1 at 6 o’clock and the initials are T. S. N. then the leader shouts ‘GO’
- If one of the children from the group across the road think they know the answer the have to run over and back to the leader 3 times and then shout their answer in this case ‘The Six o’clock News’.
- If they are right they become the new leader. If they are wrong they are eliminated from the game and the leader must give more clues until eventually someone from the group names the show correctly and becomes the new leader.
“We play it where members of the group are eliminated by failing to keep up with the prescribed beat, or eliminated as a result of being chosen as one of the accused.” – Annette
How to Play:
This is a sing-along song/game. It is usually performed as a fun game, with the children sitting or standing in a circle. Each child gets a number starting at 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.
The song usually begins with the group leader asking who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, followed by the number of one of the children in the circle. A clapping beat accompanies the song – a hand clap followed by a clap on the knees.
The song’s lyrics are:
- Accuser: Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
- Number ……. stole the cookie from the cookie jar.
- Accused: Who, me?
- Accuser/Group: Yes, you!
- Accused: Couldn’t be!
- Accuser/Group: Then who?
This is followed by the “accused” saying the number of another child in the circle and the subsequent back-and-forth lines are repeated.