Can you guess who has the ring
As we pass it on the string?
Move it left and move it right
Always keep it out of sight
This is a favorite of children
of all ages, and they will want to play it for a long time over and over
It also makes a great party
Thread a length of yarn with a ring, and knot the
Adjust the size of the yarn loop so that it is
taut when the children are sitting in a close circle with their hands placed
over the yarn. Choose one child to sit in the middle, and close his or her
eyes as the song is sung once. Children pass the ring on the yarn, keeping it
covered with hands, and stop passing it when the song ends. This takes a
little bit of practice for younger children.
Remind them to keep both hands on the yarn even
when they donít have the ring! At the end of the song, the child in the middle
opens his or her eyes, and tries to guess who has the ring. I usually give him
or her three guesses.
Choose a new child, and repeat the game until
everyone has had a turn in the middle.