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This game will engage and entertain kids of all ages. You can play indoors or outdoors, as a family or with friends.

What you need:

Simple object, for example a paperclip or coin


Blindfold (optional)

How to Play

One child is chosen to be “IT” and plays the role of the dog.

He or she sits in a chair with their back to the group.

A paperclip or coin is placed under the chair. This is the “bone”.

While the dog is turned backward with his or her eyes closed (blindfold is optional) someone quietly steals the bone and hides it – usually they just sit on it or hide it in their cupped hands.

Then everyone sings: “Doggy, doggy, where’s your bone? Somebody stole it from your home.”

Then the dog has three chances to guess who took it.

If the dog guesses right, then he gets to do it again.

If he guesses wrong, than the person who had the bone gets a turn as the dog.

Usually, all of the children will try to look “guilty” by sheltering their laps or holding their hands together as if they have the bone.

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July 13 2013

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