International Playground Games

childrens-games-from-around-the-worldName: Lisa Herskowitz

Institution: Northport-East Northport Public Library

Title of proposed program: International Playground Games

Audience: ages 7-10

Books used:
CHILDREN´S PLAYGROUND GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Glenn Kirchner

Materials needed:
crepe paper streamers balls boxes

Brief outline of program or event:
Please refer to CHILDREN´S PLAYGROUND GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Glenn Kirchner for more detailed descriptions of these activities for groups of 16 or more children to be played in a large program room. Provide 2 colors of crepe paper streamers to create team arm bands. Have a display of folktales, nonfiction and fiction books that highlight the countries of origin of the games.

  1. KITCHEN BALL (pg. 43) from Botswana is a relay games that requires setting up two teams to pass a ball under the legs to the next player.
  2. The tossing game BALLS IN BOXES (pg. 111) from Jamaica needs a ball and a box (large enough to comfortably accommodate the ball) for each pair of children.
  3. Children pretend to play different musical instruments in the guessing game THE CONDUCTOR (pg. 133) from Romania.
  4. Children physically create geometric shapes as a group in the group guessing game from Argentina GEOMETRY CLASS (pg. 193).

 

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