During recess children often played games. Baseball was a popular game for boys. Another popular game was Ante Over. A ball was thrown over the schoolhouse, and the first person to find it was the winner. In the winter children could play Fox and Geese. To play this game, make a circle in the snow with 7 or 8 paths going to the center of the circle. The person who is chosen to be the Fox stands in the center of the circle. The other players are Geese and run in one direction around the outside of the circle. The Fox chases the Geese and whoever is caught becomes the Fox.
Other popular games were Drop the Handkerchief, London Bridge is Falling Down and Ring around the Rosy.