Red Rover is one of the fun kids summer outdoor games and circle games.
This beloved classic children's activity is great for younger kids.
It's been played for generations and generations.
Play it at home or at a picnic.
It's a great play idea to introduce into gym classes for younger children.
Summer camp counselors can add this on to their list of activities for the children.
Teachers will also find it the perfect activity for recess breaks.
It's not only fun but teaches kids cooperation and teamwork with the others.
Safety first. Make sure to supervise kids when they're playing.
Divide the kids into 2 teams with the same number of players. Each team will choose a captain.
Players then form a circle with the team members standing beside each other and hold hands.
The captain of one team calls out a name of a player on the opposing team. He shouts out, "redrover, redrover send Cynthia over!"
Cynthia has to run as fast as she can over to the opponent's line of clasped hands, trying to break free of them.
Play continues with the opposing team now calling out a name from the first team.
When one team has all players but one join its team, that team is the winner.
If a preset time has been chosen for when the play ends, the winning team will be the one with the most players at the end of that time.
Have fun with this as you play with your friends!