“Frog in the Middle”


Children's game: "Frog in the middle And can't get out. Take a stick And punch him out."


I suspect that there is a good deal more to this game than Scarborough describes. But until we find another version, we're left guessing, e.g., as to how one becomes the "frog" (whom she describes as a child in the middle of a circle, and poked out into the ring). - RBW


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 130, (no title) (1 short text)
  2. Roud #14047
  3. BI, ScaNF130


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: playparty animal
Found in: US(SE)