Something made me think of this one. Children stand in a circle, one in the centre:
Wallflowers Wallflowers growing up so high.
The rest is very sad and I think there are other versions. the one we sang, during WW2, was
"We're all little children
We're all going to die.
Except for .... she's the only one.
Fie for shame fie for shame!
Turn your face to the wall again"
Then the one picked turned their back on the circle until all were turned, and the last one took the centre.
Can anyone remember this or any other versions?
And other playground games?