Choosing It

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Below are two examples of traditional playground games in East Renfrewshire:

Choosing It
When playing a game where one person needs to be 'it' or 'on' a chant or rhyme in combination with pointing is often used to make the selection random and therefore fair.

Ingle-angle
All players put one foot in the middle, toes touching. The person calling chants: Ingle-angle-silver-spangle-ingle-angle A B C D… and so on through the alphabet. For each word or letter they touch a toe going round in a circle, when your toe is touched at the same time as the letter which starts your name you are out and remove your foot. The caller then starts again from ingle-angle. The last person to remove their foot is It. Before starting players should decide if surnames and/or middle names are included. For a quicker version the first person out is It.

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