3. Ditch: This game is best played around the outside of a house, building, or block. All players form a line behind the one player who has been chosen to be “it”. In “follow the leader” fashion each of the players follows the leader who is “it” as they walk around the house (or designated area). Each of the players tries to “ditch” out of the line (and into the bushes…. or a hiding spot) before the leader sees them. They must get back in line before the group comes back around to the place they ditched out. If they are caught ditching in or out of the line then they become the “leader”.
4. Kick the Can: For this game you will need a can and a large playing area with places to hide. One person is designated to be “it”. They stand by the can with their eyes closed and count to 60 while the players hide. The person who is “it” walks around and looks hiders. Once someone is seen hiding, the person who is it calls out their name and they both must race back to the can. If the hider gets to the can first then they kick the can (hard) which means everyone can get out of jail and go hide again. If the person who is “it” gets to the can first then the “hider” must go to jail. The last one hiding who isn’t in jail, wins!
5. Sardines: A twist on the traditional game of hide and seek! One person is ‘it’ and finds a place to hide while the rest of the players count to 20 with their eyes shut. Then everyone goes in search of the hider. Once the hider is found, each person must squeeze into the same hiding spot, being careful not to make any noise. The first person to find the hider is the next person to be ‘it’.