Let's Play Together
Co-operative Games for All Ages

Masheder, Mildred
Publisher:  Green Print, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  120pp   ISBN:  1-85425-013-2
Book Type:  Handbooks/Manuals

Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3941

A collection of over 300 games and sports which put co-operation before competition.

Abstract:  Help for parents who would like to teach their children non-competitive, non-violent games but don't know of any. This book contains over 300 of them, ranging from quiet, personal games to traditional party games and outdoor games. Some games are suitable for one or two children, others are for large groups. The contents are helpfully divided into various categories, such as traditional singing games, tag games, nature games, trust games, co-operative sports, guessing games, and board games. A rating system indicates for whom the game is thought to be suitable for, i.e. children under seven, juniors and young teenagers, adults, those who are less active or have a disability. A bibliography for further reading is also included.



Table of Contents

Foreword
A playful questionnaire
Let's play co-operative games
Choosing leaders and teams

Personal Games
Affirmations
What colour are your eyes?
Mapping
Transformations
Your favourite place
The senses
Aura
Shadows
True or false introductions
Lining up
Getting to know you
Interviewing
Struggles with a partner
Yes/No
Elbow touch
Pointing match
Massage circle
Affirmative names
The name you like
Affirmation letters
Three things I am good at
Personal treasures
In common
My Emblem
Mind reading

Circle Games
Buzz
The parson's cat
Back pictures
Wolf and rabbits
Hidden bean bag
Magic winks
Monster
Monkey Pass the smile
Circle Breathing
Roller ball
Hand bell
Little sister/brother
Who is knocking at your door?
Jack and Jill
The sleepmaker
General post
Flowers and animals
Twirl the trencher
Chair share
Detectives and thieves
Follow my leader
Call ,whisper and sing
Body ball pass
Spinning hoop
Bull in the ring
High and Low
Elastic circle

Traditional party games
Thus and so
Horns
Birds in the air
fire, earth air and water
Stalking
Family coach
Monarch of the court silence
Murder
Vampires
Laughing games
Poor pussy
Associations
Lucky dip stories
Up Jenkins
Sardines
Blowing the feather
Adverbs
The priest of the parish
Categories
Co-operative musical chairs and musical hoops
Dots
Jigsaws
Hunt the thimble

Guessing games
Spot the changes
Questions
Deaf and Dumb
Mystery person
Labelling
No, you didn't
Salutations
Guess the position
Mystery mummies
Squeak piggy squeak
World Map

Board games
Fisherman
Adventure island
Orient express
Save the whales
Dam builders
Sleeping Grump

Artistic Games
Head, body and legs
Interpretations
Group mural
Frescho story
Guess the drawing
Double action
Painting
Tear away
One at a time pictures
Circle modelling
Blindfold modelling
Code drawings

Musical and rhythmic games
We've got rhythm
Musical circuit
Musical hunt
Making an Orchestra
Musical lucky dip
Group yell
Group hum
Your move
Musical freeze
Infernal machine
Guess the song
Dancing games
Mambo mamba
Back to back dancing
Silly dance

Traditional singing games
Oats and beans and barley
Draw a bucket of water
How many miles to Babylon
In and out of the windows
In and out of the dusty bluebells
The big ship sails
going to Kentucky
One little elephant
Old Roger

Drama Games
Faces
Partner Sketches
Face masks
Masked Characters
Temperamental labels
Drama rituals
Quick Change
Actors
Secret self
Drama Statues
Group sculpture
Family sculpture
Hat tricks
Telling your problem
Assertiveness techniques
Islands
Picture stories
Family doll
What's my job?
Contrary actions
The magic broom
Tableaux
Charades
Mime game
Team mime
Miming rhymes
Living tableaux
hand puppets
Snake Charmers
String puppets
Give me you seat
Passing a gift
Devil's advocate
Opposite partners
The seven deadly sins
Heaven of hell
Acting proverbs
Crises
Emotional statues
Add your statue
Strip tableaux Hurrah!
Assessment for clapping
Petrouskas
Funny walks
Take over

Construction Games
Faulty towers
Three ways to make an elephant
White towers
Bridge the gap

Trust Games
Leading the Blind
Blindfold walk
Find your partner
Human maze
True or false
Obstacle jigsaw
Care of the Blind
Procession
Over the rollers
Caterpillars
Guessing the Face
Trust partners
Trust balance
Partner see-saw
Stage coach
Traffic control
Trust circle

Nature Games
Nature Kim's game
Nature collage
Jungle morning
Nature Hunt
Footsteps
Guess my tree
Five senses
Looking up at the sky
Explorers
My favourite spot
Bird Spotting Find your mate
Animal jigsaw
Turn into an animal
Make an animal
Nature treasure hunt
Activity treasure hunt
Walk in the dark
Night trek
Trekking
Animal dramas: catcher and caught , fox chickens
Wild animals
Hide and seek
Nature treasure hunt

Lively Imaginative Games
The tiger and the peasants
sleeping dinosaurs
Car factory
Circus horses
Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe
Sailors
Where are we?
Boats across the cross the channel
Fire engines
The tube game
Musical Laps
Catch the dragon's tail
Puffing billy
Puffer trains
Horses Cowboys and wild horses
Huggy bear
Wind up the clocks
Looking glass
Hominoes

Tag Games
The wolf and the piggies
What's the time Mr Wolf?
Statue tag
Freeze tags
Balance tag
Partner tag
Maze tag
Argie Bargie wargie
Co-operative rats
Gardens Walls
Sing a song of sixpence
Blind tag
Chinese touch
Escaping from the zoo
French and English

Active skills games
Co-operative skipping
Rope tricks
Snake rope
Rope knot
Grasshoppers
Roly poly bean bag
Jumping bean bags
Wheelbarrows
Bar gymnastics
Walking wheelbarrows
Three-legged obstacle race
Knots
Tangles
Spinning a Web
Paper aeroplanes
Roly Poly
Roller Coaster
Points down
Pick and cup
Noisy pairs
Sweet in the bottle
Co-operative tins
Co-operative logs
Spirals
Sea side games
Launching the boat
Galley ship
Cooperative balloons
Hit the peg
Dynamic Triangles
Co-operative frisbee

Co-operative sports
Co-operative cricket
French cricket
Three ball rounders
Co-operative football
Balloon push
Three-legged football
Six -a- side Tennis
Handball
Co-operative squash
Circle ping pong
Co-operative dodgeball
Seaside dodgeball
Piggies in the middle
Back to back dodgeball
Running the gauntlet
Balloon targets
Look, no hand!
wheel relay
Ups and downs

Parachute Games
Mushroom
Kangaroo
Mountain dome
Floating ghost
Sky diving
Sailing in the wind
Name hooter
Tossed frog
Cool frog
Rockabye
Earth and moon
Pop up parachute
Hoop-la
Mangolian tent
Monster from outer Space
Pass ball
Tent pole
Sunken treasure
Poisonous snake
Big ball roll
Tossing the ball
Cross-over
Snake dancing
Fox and ducks
Crocodile
Cross the lake
Roundabout
Upside down ball pass
Push off
Caterpillar
Pot the ball
Down the hole

Games from other countries
Takraw
Whirl around
Dithwai
Shash na panj
Dodge the ball
Kick and catch
Cover Your Ears
Guli Danda Tiro
Clap ball
Numbers
Pinata
Dakpanay
Evanema
Networks
Match my feet
Doorkeeper

Bibliography
Some useful Addresses

Subject Headings

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