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Boa Constrictor

This song can be sung two ways. If sung at a meeting, or at a campfire, you would progressively lie down on the ground as the body parts are eaten, and then work backwards to stand back up by repeating all the previous eaten body parts.

However, this is also a great song for before bedtime, as you can crawl into your sleeping bag as body parts are eaten. In this case, the body parts are not repeated, but you just move on to the next one as your sleeping bag gobbles you up!

I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,
AND I DON’T LIKE IT VERY MUCH!

Body Part Rhymes:

Oh no! There goes my toe!
Oh gee, he’s got my knee!
Oh pip! He’s got my hip!
Oh fans! He’s got my hands!
Oh fiddle! He’s got my middle!
Oh heck! He’s got my neck!
Oh dread, he’s got my head!
Oh darn, he’s gobbled me up!

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Octopus

This is a tag-like game.

To begin, the boundaries for play are set. If in a room, the objective would be to get from one side of the room to the other. If outside, a parameter must be set. The smaller the boundaries, the harder the game.

All players begin on one side of the playing area. An octopus is selected to stand in the middle of the playing area. They can run anywhere within the playing area. When the octopus shouts “Octopus Attack!” all players must run from one side of the playing area to the other and try to avoid being tagged by the octopus. If tagged, the player must sit down where they were tagged, and become seaweed. Seaweed may tag other players, but they must do so from their place on the ground. They may stretch and reach, but they must start from a seated position. If tagged by seaweed, the tagged player also becomes seaweed in the place they were tagged.

Once the number of players dwindles to a few, the octopus may shout out “Tidal wave!” in which case all seaweed can stand up and chase players to tag them. However, they must sit where they are when the players reach the other side.

The game ends when one or two players remain, or when you are out of time.

Sally

This song repeats over and over, replacing Spark with different words. After Spark comes Brownie, then Guide, the Pathfinder, then Ranger, then Leader, then Mommy, then Grandma, then Angel, then ghost.

When Sally was a Spark,
A Spark,
A Spark,
When Sally was a Spark,
A Spark was she.

She went this way,
And that way,
And this way,
And that way,

When Sally was a Spark,
A Spark was she.

Final Verse:

When Sally was a ghost,
She went BOO!

Into the Pond, Out of the Pond

This game is very simple. The girls stand side by side in a line facing the leader. When the leader says “Into the Pond” everyone jumps forward, and when they say “Out of the Pond” everyone jumps back. However, if you’re already in the pond, you can’t jump forward again. So if the leader says “into the pond” twice in a row, the players freeze. Same applies to “out of the pond.” If a player jumps anyway or moves, they are out. Or in a version without outs, the players who moves gets tickled.

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