Perhaps three days of looking at the cover of This is the Feast has caused you to wonder what the heck those kids are doing dancing around a bunch of corn stalks.
The best answer I could find came from Family Fun.
When the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, they were amazed by all the deer roaming freely around them--because in England the noblemen owned the land and all the deer on it. In this version of duck, duck, goose, the object is to capture the deer. Several players of all ages stand in a circle holding hands. The first person who is "It" (or who is the deer) laces through the circle, ducking under the hands of various players, and finally taps a player (the hunter). The hunter then breaks from the circle and follows the deer, imitating its movements precisely. If the hunter catches the deer, the deer goes into the middle of the circle. But if the hunter doesn't follow the deer's movements exactly (or doesn't catch the deer before it has gone around the circle once), he has to stand in the center of the circle. The game continues until there are too many people standing in the center to be encircled by the remaining players.
Get bundled up this afternoon and take your kids outside to play!