It is played the same as hide and seek, except a tin can is set up in a circle near a designated “jail”.
The game begins with a player kicking the can. The one person who was chosen to be it must retrieve the can and place it back on its starting point.
As soon as the can has been kicked, all other player runs and hide.
If a player is seen hiding by the “it” and are called out by name or description they are caught and brought to “jail”. If a player can rush in without being caught and kick the can, all who are held as prisoners can run and hide within the space of time it takes for the one “it” to get the can back in place.
One good ruling is that a person caught three times becomes “it”, or if all are held prisoners, the first one caught becomes “it.”