Traditional Children’s Games – Games of Marbles

Marbles is a traditional popular game that is popular all over the world. In games of marbles, players shoot their marbles—small, colored glass balls—at their opponents’ marbles. If they hit the other marbles, they win them. Traditionally, games of marbles have been played in countries all over the world, including Turkey, Cyprus, and Indonesia. Marbles … Read more

Traditional Children’s Games – Jump Rope Games

Jump Rope games have always been popular in countries around the world. One version of a jump rope game played with rubber bands connected together to make a long rope is played in many countries. In this section, students from China, Colombia, and Indonesia describe how they played jump rope in their countries. Rubber Band … Read more

Traditional Children’s Games from Around the World

Games We Played as Children: Around the world, children have one thing in common. They love to play games. Discover how children from Venezuela, Mexico, Korea, China, Germany, and many other countries play different versions of the same traditional games. Jump Rope Games Hopscotch Games Games of Tag Circle Games Games of Marbles Games Played … Read more

Balero – Cup and Ball Game | How To Play

Balero

The Balero is a traditional Mexican toy. It is a kind of cup and ball toy that children liked to play with in the past. Traditional Baleros were made of wood and were very colorful. This toy has two parts: one part is a wooden stick that is a handle. The other part is like a cup. … Read more

Piedra, Papel o Tijeras – Rock, Paper, Scissors

Piedra, Papel o Tijeras

Maura Azucena Sanchez Lopez from Mexico Piedra, Papel, o tijeras is a fun game for young children. It is usually played by two children who are six years old or older, but it can also be played by three players What you need You don’t need anything special to play this game. Children use their hands … Read more

La Gallinita Ciega – A Game of Tag

La Gallinita Ciega

Imelda Concepcion Lopez Lopez from Mexico La Gallinita Ciega (The Blind Hen) is a very popular children’s game in Mexico. It’s played outdoors because it is a very active game. Number of players Three or more players are needed to play this game. What you need to play You don’t need anything special to play … Read more

Jugar a Yoyo – Playing with a Yoyo

Jugar a Yoyo

Lizbeth Trujillo Ramos from Mexico Yoyos are popular toys around the world, and children in Mexico like to play with them, too. This toy is made of two round parts that are the same size. A short stick connects the two parts. A string about one meter long is wound around the stick. There is a … Read more

Canicas – Marbles | How To Play Hoyita, Diamond & Circle

Canicas

Hazael Herrera Carrizosa from Mexico In Mexico, the game of canicas, or marbles, is very popular. You can see children playing it, mainly in summer. The game is usually played by children five to eight years old. There are many games of marbles. The three most popular marble games in Mexico are called Hoyita, Diamond, and Circle. … Read more