Classic game incorporates fun and exercise for children
May 11, 2009
Some games parents played when they were children can still be fun for children today.
One example of this is the classic party game Red Light Green Light.
To play this game properly a wide open space is needed that is big enough to allow the kids to be at least 15 feet away from the "stop light," which is deemed to be one of the kids at the start of the game.
The person who is the stop light is the most powerful player in the game, so the first person chosen should either be the guest of honor or be picked randomly to ensure it is done fairly.
Once the stop light is chosen, the rest of the children line up in front of him or her in the Red Light position (no one can move). This rule changes when the stop light turns around and yells "green light!" allowing everyone to run or walk forward. If the stop light turns around and says "red light!" everyone must stop. Failure to do so means they start back at the beginning.
The game ends when one of the children touches the stop light and holds that position in the next round.