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Playground team games

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Game COLOURS from Slovenia

At least 7 children play this game.

5 children sit down, they will represent COLOURS.

1 child is a seller, a shop assistant

1 child is a buyer

 

The schop assistant whispers to the »colour children« each a colour they will represent (blue, red, yellow …)

The buyer comes to the shop and asks if they have a certain colour: »Can I buy a pink colour?« Shop assistant: »No, sorry, we haven't got a pink colour.«

A Buyer: »Can I buy a red colour?«

The red colour child starts running. If The buyer catches them in 15' they change roles and the buyer becomes a »colour child« and gets a new colour.

If the buyer doesn't catch the colour child, the colour child gets a new colour from the shop assistant.

If played outside there is a lot of running.

IL GIOCO DELLA CAMPANA from Italy

PLAYERS: TWO OR MORE

PLAYGROUND: YOU CAN DRAW YOUR PLAYGROUND USING A CHALK

TOOLS: A SMALL STONE

  1. The first player throws the small stone into the boxnumber 1; the stone mustn’t touch the lines ormustn’go into another number;

  2. The player jumps using one foot into number 1, number two,number three and number four. He can put both feet on the floor simultaneously into the boxesnumer 5 and number 6 then again jumps with one foot into number 7 and with both feet at the same time into number 8 and 9. He mustn’t touch the lines otherwise he loses his turn and another player can play.

  3. When the player comes back he picks up the stone.

The game ends when a player has thrown the small stone in all boxes (from 1 to 9 in ascending order)

Traditional Skipping Rope Games & Rhymes - England

‘Teddy Bear Teddy Bear’

Equipment:   long rope

Instructions:

Two players who are going to hold each end of the rope are chosen to be ‘Turners’. The players line up to take turns to jump into the centre of the rope and skip whilst chanting:

 

                        Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around

                        (child in centre turns around)

                        Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch the ground

                        (child in centre touches the ground)

                        Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch your shoe

                        (child in centre touches their shoe)

                        Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear that will do

                        (child in centre wags a finger)

                        Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear climbs the stairs

                        (child in centre marches on the spot)

                        Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear say your prayers

                        (child in centre places hands together)

                        Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn out the light

                        (child in centre switches off an imaginary light)

                        Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear say ‘good night’

                        (child in centre exits the turning rope….

Next child jumps into centre and rhyme starts again)

 

Traditional Skipping Rope Games & Rhymes

‘I like Coffee, I like Tea’

 

Equipment: long rope or short rope

Instructions:

Two children are selected as ‘turners’ of the rope. One of the remaining children skips the turning rope for the first part of the rhyme:

 

         I like coffee, I like tea, I like (say the name of a friend) in with me

 

The friend then jumps into the turning rope with the first skipper and they skip together, singing:

 

I don’t like coffee, I don’t like tea, I don’t like (say first skipper’s name) in with me

 

The first skipper then leaves the turning rope. The rhyme is started again with the second skipper who then chooses another friend to join in the skipping. Repeat as needed for group size.

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