Does anyone remember Mother, May I? One kid is “the mother” and stands at one end, and all the other kids stand at the other end, about 30 ft. away. Mother says, “I want Jim to take six giant steps” and then Jim has to say “Mother, May I?” Mother says, “yes, you may”. If he doesn’t ask, he forfeits his turn. There were baby steps, scissors steps, banana steps, ??? The first kid to reach Mother wins. You could try to sneak forward, but if Mother caught you, you had to go back to the start.
Original author: Barbara Bronson (nostalgia) [e-mail]