Ring Around the Rosy

Ring Around the Rosy is one of the fun birthday party games for kids and music games.

This is another beloved children's classic played for many, many years in all parts of the world.

Parents, grandparents and great grandparents have had loads of fun playing this outdoors with their friends.

It's played when kids are gathered outside and want to have old fashioned fun.

It's a great any time, pick-me-up and spur of the moment activity.

It's played at playgrounds when the kids are on recess. It's played at campsites around the world.

It's great for teaching youngsters coordination, concentration and direction.

It helps foster teamwork as kids are playing in a group.

They learn to listen for "all fall down" then they need to sit on the ground. It helps them with agility, too.



Before You Start

4 or more players
Ages: 3 and up

Go!

Begin with having the players hold hands in a circle formation.

The kids move around the circle in a clockwise direction and sing:

"Ring around the rosey, pocket full of posey,
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down."

When they sing "down" all players sit down on the ground.

A new round then begins with play continuing as before - the kids circle, sing and "fall down."

For this new round, have the kids circle in a counter clockwise direction.

Each round the kids can switch up and walk, run, skip, hop or jump around the circle as they sing.

When the kids are on the ground, they can sing out, "We all stand up!", then they get up, join hands and play continues as before.

This can be played as long as the kids want.

Once they start, they won't want to stop! And, that's okay! Children need to enjoy themselves with friends.







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