How to Play London Bridge is Falling Down

By eHow Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor

"London Bridge is Falling Down" is a popular nursery rhyme that children have adored for generations. The game that accompanies this rhyme is easy and fun and can be played with children as young as two or three. To play "London Bridge is Falling Down," all you need is 5 or 6 children and the words to the rhyme.

Choose 2 children to create an arch. Have them face each other, join both hands together and lift their arms up.

Line up the other children so they can walk under the arch.

Begin reciting, "London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down, London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady."

Walk the line of children under the arch and back around, creating a circle of children consistently walking under the arch.

Instruct the 2 children to drop their hands down on the last word of the rhyme, trying to capture a child between their arms.

Repeat these actions with each verse of the rhyme until all the children are captured.