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CHILDREN'S GAMES

"MOTHER MAY I"
OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO BECOME MOTHER. THIS GAME IS
PLAYED LIKE SIMON SAYS EXCEPT THAT INSTEAD OF SAYING
"SIMON SAYS" YOU SAY "MOTHER MAY I." THE FIRST TO TOUCH
"MOTHER" WINS AND BECOMES THE NEW MOTHER. MM
"TEACHER" CAN BE PLAYED BY USING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
OR OTHER MATERIALS. AFTER CHOOSING A TEACHER ALL "STUDENTS"
BEGIN ON THE BOTTOM STEP OF A FRONT OR BACK PORCH.THE
FIRST TO REACH THE TOP STEP BECOMES THE NEW TEACHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity Song: Game, Pastime, Sport

Date learned: 04-00-1983

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