Thanks very much to Natasha Martinho, who e-mailed this game to me!

History: This game was played by the British Settlers and Soldiers in 1812. It was a way to teach natural science.

Equipment: Hat, bean bag or Frisbee

Formation: circle

Select a person to go into the middle. The person in the middle call out of four words, EARTH, WATER, AIR or FIRE. The person in the middle throws the bean bag to someone in the circle. The person catching the bean bag must name something living in the element called out e.g. Earth- bear; Water- shark; Air- pigeon. If FIRE is called out the person catching it says nothing and returns it as soon as possible. You have 10 seconds to give an answer, and no repeats! If you can't answer, you go in the middle.

Variations: Select a continent before the game starts; all answers must come from that continent. Or, go through the alphabet for living nature names.

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