Fun rhymes, chants and verses to choose who will be "it"
first when playing kids games.
All the best old fashioned classic ways kids used to choose who would start outdoor kids games.
Player flips a coin into the air.
While it is in the air another player calls out "heads" or "tails".
If the coin lands with the picture of the person face up that is "heads".
If it lands with the opposite side facing up it is "tails".
This works well for 2 players - for a larger group break off into groups of two and the winners face off against each other.
Variation: Sometimes players will do "best 2 out of 3" ... or "best 4 out of 5".
If you don't have a coin you can use any small flat object such as a button, washer or bottle cap.
Just be sure to agree beforehand which side is heads and which side will be tails.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Players make two fists and hit them on top of each other twice.
Then the third time they make a symbol with their hand.
The three symbols you can make are Rock, Paper and Scissors.
Rock - Hand is kept in a fist.
Paper - Hand is flattened out.
Scissors - Hand is held with two fingers out.
The winner is determined as follows:
Rock - beats Scissors
Paper - beats (covers) Rock
Scissors - beats Paper
If players choose the same item it is a draw.
Ick - a, Bick - a
Ick-a Bick-a soda crack-a
Ick-a, Bick-a boo,
Ick-a, Bick-a soda crack-a Out goes you.