Institution: Northport-East Northport Public Library
Title of proposed program: International Playground Games
Audience: ages 7-10
CHILDREN´S PLAYGROUND GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Glenn Kirchner
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Children pretend to play different musical instruments in the guessing game THE CONDUCTOR (pg. 133) from Romania.
- Children physically create geometric shapes as a group in the group guessing game from Argentina GEOMETRY CLASS (pg. 193).