Steal the bacon and bring it home in this traditional playground game.
Divide the players into two equal teams and line them up facing one another, about 15 feet apart (players in line should be about 5 feet apart).
Starting at the right end of each line, have the players count off down their line, so those with the same numbers are diagonally across from each other.
Place the bacon (the stick, ball, or bandanna) in the center of the space between the two lines; this is the bacon.
To start the game, call out a number. The players who share that number must race to grab the stick and get back to their places without being tagged by the opposing player.
The player receives a point each time he makes it home safe; if they don't, the stick is returned to the center. The game continues in this fashion until the first team reaches the predetrmined number of points.