School, Church, and Home Games eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 130 pages of information about School, Church, and Home Games.

This race can be modified by having two or even three individuals distributed at equal distances between the base and the distance line to spin around, instead of one.

Chair Relay

A chair is placed on the distance line opposite each team, with the back of the chair towards the team.  Boxes may be used instead of chairs in this race.  At the signal to go the first player on each team runs forward, sits in the chair, lifting both feet clear of the ground, then running around the chair, returns and tags off the next player, who does the same.

Where folding chairs are available, the chair can be folded and left upon the ground on the distance line.  Then each contestant is required to open the chair, sit upon it, then fold it, lay it upon the ground and return to tag off the next player.

Chair Passing Race

A box can be used instead of a chair in this event.  All of the players are asked to face to the right.  A chair is given to the man at the right hand end of the line to sit upon.  All of the others remain standing.  At the signal to go, he picks up the chair, and passes it to his left hand neighbor who receives it and passes it on to his left hand neighbor and so the chair is passed until it gets to the player at the left end of the line.  He, upon receiving it, places it upon the ground and sits upon it, lifting both feet from the ground.  Then, picking up the chair, he runs to the rear of his line until he gets to the other end.  There again he sits upon the chair, raising both feet from the ground, and then starts passing it to the left.  So when every man in the line has run to the right with the chair in turn, the last man ends the race when he sits upon it at the right hand end of the line.

Chair Sitting Race

A box can be used for this event instead of a chair.  If a chair is used, it is well to have a very sturdy one.  This race starts with the players in the same position as in the preceding race, the player on the right hand end of the line sitting upon the chair.  At the signal to go, he picks up the chair, passing it in front of him to the neighbor on his left, who, after sitting upon the chair and lifting both feet from the ground, passes it in front of him to the next player to the left and so the chair is passed towards the left hand end of the line, each player in turn sitting upon it and then passing it in front of him to the next player on the left.  The race ends when the man on the far left end of the line sits upon the chair with his feet off the ground.

Squash Race

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