Written by Hunter   
Monday, 17 November 2008 00:20
(Flower Garden)

5 to 30 or more players.

Schoolroom; parlor; playground.

This is a quiet game, and makes a pleasant and restful change from more active games. It may be correlated with geography, history, literature, and many other subjects.

The players are all seated, with the exception of from four to six, who stand in a line in front of their fellows, each being given, or choosing, the name of a color,—red, violet, green, etc. The players who are seated then close their eyes, and those who represent colors change places in the line. When they are rearranged, those who are seated open their eyes, and being called upon individually, try to name the colors in their new arrangement, the game being a test of memory.

IN THE SCHOOLROOM, and for little children, to give more activity the colors should scatter and run around the room after being named, halting on a signal. The player who is to name them then runs around the room to the different ones as they stand scattered in this way, naming each as he reaches him.

CORRELATION.—This game may be correlated with any academic subject in which familiarity with proper names is desired; as in

History.—By using the names of generals or statesmen from a given period instead of the colors.

Geography.—The names of capital cities, states, rivers, etc.

Literature.—The names of the works of a given author; of the authors of a period, or of the characters in a book or play.

Nature study.—The names of birds, trees, flowers, or any other branch of nature study may be used.

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