Game: Fruit Basket

How to Play:

  • Each child is given the name of some fruit, such as apple, pear, peach, grapes, apricot, etc.  Make sure there are two of each fruit.
  • The children are seated in chairs arranged in the form of a circle.
  • One child remains standing in the center with no chair to sit in.
  • The leader calls the name of a fruit (for example, Apple) and the Apples switch chairs.  The child in the middle tries to get to one of the chairs before the two other children who are switching.
  • This is kept up until all the fruit names have been called.
  • Occasionally, for a change, the leader calls out "FRUIT BASKET!"' At this signal every child has to change places and there results a mad scramble.
  • This game gives the children a chance to become familiar with a variety of fruits.