Game variant I: The children are standing close beside one another in a row with a child in front. The song is sung while the children in the row pass the ball to each other. The child who stands in front of the row should guess who has the ball. If guessed correctly, then these two children swap.
Game variant II: A child has the ball and stands with his back to the other children. This child throws the ball over the head backwards and the other kids try catching the ball. Whoever catches it keeps the hall behind them, the other children also lay hands on the back. Then they sing the song and when finished the child in front tries to guess who has it. If guessed then this child throws the ball again. If not guessed then the child who caught the ball has a turn to throw the ball.
One two three, who has the ball
The beau-tiful ball of gold?
Look around, who has it now?
The beau-tiful ball of gold!