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It's beautiful outside -- up for a game or two?
You Will Need
- Empty paint can or bucket
- 3 or more players
- Large outdoor space with hiding places
Choose a player to be "it." 'It' kicks the can and the other players run and hide. Then "it" retrieves the can, closes their eyes, and counts to 100. At 100, they call out, "ready or not, here I come," and then looks for other players.
Search for the other players if you are "it." When 'it' finds a player, their name is called out and 'it' and the found player race to kick the can. If the hider kicks the can first, the game starts again. If 'it' kicks the can first, the hider goes to "jail," and stands near the can.
Free the jailed
Set jailed players free by kicking the can without being spotted by 'it.' If a player is spotted, they go to jail too.
Continue play until all the players are found and in jail. The first person caught becomes 'it' in the next round of play.
Shorten a long game
Shorten a game that has gone on too long declaring that the first person caught three times is the new 'it' and begin a new game.