will need a small pebble or toy to play this game, as well as
some stairs. The children sit on the bottom step, which is "kindergarten".
One child, who is "the teacher" stands on the ground and faces
teacher" takes the pebble, puts it behind their back, then hides
the pebble in one of their hands. "The teacher" then brings
forward both fists. The first child on the step chooses a hand.
If they select the hand with the pebble, then they may move
up a stair to "first grade." If they select the empty hand,
then they continue to sit in "kindergarten." "The teacher" continues
hiding the pebble and allow other members in the game to select
the hand with the pebble. The game continues. The first child
to reach the top step becomes the next "teacher."