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Word Race

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

This great game challenges children to sing or recite a song, poem, or rhyme as fast as they can.


  1. This game is fun for talkative kids.
  2. Choose a song, poem, or nursery rhyme familiar to all the players.
  3. At your signal, have the first player sing or recite the song, poem, or rhyme as fast as she can.
  4. Time her by using a clock or a watch or by counting "one Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi."
  5. Let each player take a turn.
  6. Remember each player's time and see who's the fastest yakker