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 Games of Marbles Games Played with Balls … Read more

Traditional Children’s Games: Games for Toddlers

We all played simple games when we were very young. Here are three games that international students from Germany, Switzerland, and Korea played as toddlers (very young children). Toddlers like to play with pots and pans. A pot on the head of one foot in the pot s a lot of fun! 1. Topfschlagen (Hit the Pot) Carolyn Behne … Read more

Traditional Children’s Games: Hopscotch

Around the world, children have enjoyed drawing grids on the sidewalk or on the ground and then jumping or hopping from one end of the grid to the other. They draw different kinds of grids. Some are like the one in the photo. Others are round and curl in a circle. Still others are a … Read more

Traditional Children’s Games: Tag and Chase

In games of chase and tag, the object is to tag, or touch, other players who are then out of the game. Usually one player is ‘it’ and has to chase and tag the other players, one of whom then becomes the new person who is ‘it’ . In other versions, players must be tagged … Read more

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

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