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CUT THE PIE

THIS GAME IS PLAYED IN THE SNOW. IN ORDER TO MAKE IT MORE FUN, A
LARGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN (ABOUT 25) IS RECOMMENDED.
BEFORE THE GAME IS BEGUN, A LARGE CIRCLE IS MADE IN THE SNOW AND
SECTIONED OFF TO RESEMBLE A WAGON WHEEL OR CUT PIE. THE CIRCLE
NUMBER OF PLAYERS.
SHOULD BE ABOUT 25 FEET IN DIAMETER OR MORE, DEPENDING UPON THE
A PERSON IS THEN CHOSEN TO BE THE FOX. THIS PERSON CAN ONLY WALK
OR RUN ON THE CROSSING LINES OF THE PIE.
THE REMAINING PLAYERS ARE GEESE AND MUST STAY ON THE OUTER PATH
OF THE CIRCLE. THEY MAY WALK OR RUN IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION AND
WHEN THE FOX APPROACHES THEM, CAN STOP IN THEIR TRACKS TO AVOID
BEING TAGGED.
WHEN THE FOX APPROACHES A GOOSE, THAT GOOSE CAN ALSO RUN UP THE
NEAREST CROSSING LINE TO THE CENTER WHERE THEY ARE SAFE IF NOT TAGGE
IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THERE. WHEN THE FOX ATTEMPTS TO TAG
ANOTHER PLAYER, THE PERSON IN THE CENTER CAN JOIN THE OUTER CIRCLE A
LONG AS THEY ARE NOT TAGGED.
THE PURPOSE OF THE GAME IS FOR THE FOX TO TAG SOMEONE ELSE TO BE
THE FOX, SO THEY CAN BECOME A GOOSE AND THE GAME CAN CONTINUE. THER
IS CONSTANT MOTION.

Submitter comment: THIS GAME WAS LEARNED AT A GIRL SCOUT CAMP IN METAMORA MICHIGAN AT A
WINTER CARNIVAL FOR BROWNIE, JUNIOR, AND CADETTE GIRL SCOUTS.
I ENJOYED TEACHING IT TO THE GIRLS VERY MUCH AND FOUND THAT THE MORE
PLAYERS YOU HAD, THE MORE FUN IT WAS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; METAMORA

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