Common games(Spain and English speaking countries)
Hopscotch (Cascayu)• There can be any number of players, and a stone is the only object you need to play it. You draw a figure with eight squares on the floor with a piece of chalk. You throw the stone inside square 1 and hop into it. After that, you have to hop into each square ending in square 8. If there are two squares together, you jump landing with one foot in each square; but if there is only one square, you must hop on one foot. When you reach squares 7 and 8, you have to turn back jumping again until square 1. Then you continue playing the next level. This time you begin by throwing the stone into square number 2. In the next level, you throw it into square number 3. You continue until level 8. The first player who does all the levels is the winner.
Relay Games (Juegos de relevos)• You need two equal teams. Each child needs a toothpick. (You can also use a spoon with an egg or ping pong ball) The toothpick is held in the mouth. Each team needs one "lifesaver" candy with a hole in the middle. Each child must pass the lifesaver candy from her toothpick to the toothpick in the mouth of the next child on her team. No hands allowed! The toothpicks wiggle. The lifesaver slips. The children make REALLY funny faces! It is funniest when children line up girl-boy-girl-boy.
Musical Chairs.• The game starts with any number of players and a number of chairs one fewer than the number of players; the chairs are arranged in a circle facing outward, with the people standing in a circle just outside of that. A non- playing individual plays recorded music or a musical instrument. While the music is playing, the players in the circle walk in unison around the chairs. When the music controller suddenly shuts off the music, everyone must race to sit down in one of the chairs. The player who is left without a chair is eliminated from the game, and one.
Pin the tail on the donkey• It is played at birthday parties. There is a poster of a donkey that has no tail. There is a numbered tail for each children. The children line up. Each child gets a turn. For his turn, he puts on a blindfold. All the children make sure he cannot see! He is turned around one time. Then he tries to find the poster and pin his tail in the right place. Everyone laughs! It is funny to see a donkey with tails on its nose, back, and ears. Some tails are not even on the poster! The tail closest to the right spot wins!
Simon Says• Simon says is a game for three or more players. One of the people is Simon. The others must do what Simon tells them to do. The magic phrase is "Simon says". If Simon says "Simon says jump.", you jump (if you dont jump, youre out). However, if Simon says simply "jump", without first saying "Simon says", you dont jump (if you do jump, youre out). It is Simons task to try to get everyone out as quickly as possible, and it is every one elses job to stay "in" for as long as possible. The last of Simons followers to stay in wins (although the game is not always played all the way through).
British Bulldog• The play area is usually a large hall or large area of a playing field. There are no limits to the size of the pitch nor the number of players. One or two players are selected as the Bulldogs, and they stand in the middle of the play area. All remaining players stand at one end of the area. The purpose is to get from one end of the pitch to the other (home) whilst avoiding the bulldogs in the middle. The game is initiated by the bulldogs calling "British Bulldogs 1, 2, 3". As the non-bulldog players run from one end of the pitch to the other, the bulldogs must catch as many of them as possible. Once caught the runner then becomes a bulldog and attempts to catch the runners. Once at the home end of the pitch a player is safe. The game then starts another round, home shifts to the opposite end of the pitch and on the call of "British Bulldogs 1, 2, 3" the round begins. The first two caught or last two caught in each game become the Bulldogs for the next one. The method by which a runner is caught varies according to local custom, but can involve physically tackling the runner to the ground, or lifting the runner off the ground
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