In Manhattan (on the West Side) in the forties, we called it Chinese school. I have no idea why we called it that but that’s what we called it. I also taught it to my grandchildren and they loved to play it in my house because we had a lot of steps.
Hi. We called this “Stone School” here in Philadelphia. Usually played out front of my house because we had alot of steps and the best shade trees. Great game on a hot day when no one wanted to run around. Boys and girls played this game. Thanks for the memory! Haven’t seen it played since the late 60s!
I always liked to play “school” where I was the teacher and I taught the little kids who knows what. But has anybody ever played ROCK SCHOOL? This is where one person is the teacher and the other kids sit on the front steps (there should be at least 5 or 6 steps). The teacher hides a rock in one hand, not letting the students see which hand the rock is in. Then she puts both clenched fists in front of her and the student taps the one she thinks has the rock in it. If she’s right, she moves up one step/grade. The game is won by the one who goes up and back down the steps first. I have taught this game to my kids and grandkids.