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 – Games with Sticks, Stones, or Small Metal Objects

International students from Mexico and Thailand remember how they played jacks when they were children. In some games, sticks or stones are usually tossed into the air. Then the fun begins. These games have been played over the years by children everywhere, and most of them are still popular today. In Korea, the whole family … Read more

Outwitting a Crocodile – A Traditional Malaysian Folktale

Outwitting a Crocodile

Retold by Chok Yoon Foo from Malaysia Sang Kancil is a clever, tricky mouse deer who is always finding himself in predicaments with animals that want to eat him or harm him, but he cleverly manages to escape each time. In this story, Sang Kancil outwits a big, bad crocodile. The mouse deer outwits the … 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

Escondidas – Hide and Seek | How to Play?

Escondidas

Carla Israel Estrada Clemente from Mexico Escondidas, or Hide and Seek, is a traditional children’s game which is popular all over the world. It is still popular in Mexico where many children play it. When I was a child, my friends and I played Escondidas. We played every day after school. It was fun because it is a very … Read more

14 Traditional Children’s Games from Mexico to Play at Home

Children's Games from Mexico

Students at the Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca explain how children in their country have traditionally played games in the past often still do today. 1. Avion (Hopscotch) 2. Escondidas (Hide and Seek) 3. La Cuerda (Jump Rope) 4. Atrapadas (Catch) 5. La Gallinita Ciega (The Blind Hen) 6. Piedra, Papel o Tijeras (Rock, Paper, … Read more