Preschool games are an essential part of a child’s development. Games are more than games. They are a way of teaching children the basics of social skills and communication.
There are some old favorites such as drop the handkerchief. Kids still love it but you need at least five players to make it fun. The players stand in a circle and someone is chosen as “It.” That child takes the handkerchief and walks around the ring of children and drops the handkerchief behind one of the other players.
In the old version, the person who is It chants "A tisket, a tasket, A green and yellow basket. I wrote a letter to my love. But on my way, I dropped it; A little child picked it up And put it in his pocket."
Whether or not this verse is used or another one or whether there is no verse, “It” drops the handkerchief and runs around the circle. The person who has the handkerchief chases the runner and if the runner is caught, he or she is placed in the middle of the circle and the new person is It.