“Monday’s Child” is a popular children’s poem that is often used as a fortune-telling game. The poem describes the character traits and fortune of a person based on the day of the week they were born. Here is the full poem:
Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
To play the game, you recite the poem and have someone choose the day of the week they were born. Then you reveal their “fortune” based on the corresponding line in the poem. This game is just for fun and should not be taken seriously. It is meant to be a lighthearted way to entertain children.