Children's Games: Circle Games
games are traditional the world over. Here is two:
one from Mexico and one from China.
girls in Mexico play a circle game after
I was a little girl, I always wanted to be around
the kids older than me. That's why I found this
game so much fun, because both can play.
way we played this game is very simple. We made a
big circle and held hands, always putting a small
kid, then a big kid, then a small kid until the
circle was closed.
left a couple out of the circle and they had to
choose another couple by separating their hands. As
soon as that happened, both couples had to run fast
around the circle in opposite directions. The goal
was to win the the spot that the chosen couple
Limin from China
I was a child, I loved to play a Chinese
traditional game which was called Caught
You! I clearly remember playing it every spring
and fall if we had good weather. We usually looked
forward to this exciting activity which was led by
our teachers. At that time, we always kept asking
our teachers when to play and where to play, and
our teachers used to answer with a smile. They knew
all of us were anxious to play the game.
this game, you need a large group of people (about
20-30 people), a piece of cloth, and a small ball.
Our teachers took us to a beautiful park with a
large green lawn, then we sat down side by side in
a large circle except for one person who was
selected by our teachers and sat outside the circle
keep the game going well, one of the teachers was a
leader and referee, who always gave orders to make
the game fair, reasonable and fun.
the beginning of the game, we sat in the circle and
one of us just sat a few feet away from the circle
with his or her eyes blindfolded. That meant that
he or she couldn't see who was holding the small
ball. This was a key point.
soon as everybody was ready, the teacher declared a
start. At that moment, we began to pass the small
ball one by one around the circle, and the one who
sat alone could shout "Stop!" at any time he or she
we hear "Stop!", the student who had the ball in
his or her hand had to stand up and sing a song or
tell a story. From time to time, we laughed loudly
because the players made some funny faces and
noise. The person outside the circle was replaced
every five minutes.
that I am grown up, I miss this game because it was
a lot of fun. I laughed and had a good time when I
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