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GRAY DUCK

CIRCLE FORMATION. THE CHILD WHO IS "IT" WALKS
AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE CIRCLE. THE CHILDREN HE
TAPS (TO THEM) HE SAYS "DUCK, DUCK, GRAY DUCK."
WHEN HE TOUCHES THE CHILD AND SAYS "GRAY DUCK" HE
STARTS TO RUN AND THE CHILD TAGGED FOLLOWS, TRYING
TO CATCH HIM. IF THE CAUGHT CHILD DOES NOT GET
BACK TO HIS SPOT IN THE CIRCLE IN TIME, HE MUST
SQUAT LIKE A DUCK IN THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE AND
THE GAME CONTINUES TILL ALL THE DUCKS ARE SQUATTING.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM KINDERGARDEN CHILDREN.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR: GRAY ; CONFIGURATION: CIRCLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

Date learned: 12-05-1966

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