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Hot Potato



Equipment: A small ball




Participants sit in a circle. A ball is introduced and is passed around the circle to this song:


Hot potato, pass it on, pass it on,

Hot potato, pass it on, my fair lady-oh


The person holding the ball when the song ends is eliminated. The leader may need to decide who should be eliminated; in some cases it may be the person who had the ball last and in others it may be the person who was receiving it. Have the people eliminated move back and the circle constrict so players are still right next to each other. Th game continues until there is one winner. If you play again you can send the ball in the other direction and use a faster tempo.