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Chicken Eating Corn
- • Two dozen beans
- • At least two children
This game is from China.
- A dozen beans are placed on the floor in front of each child.
- He cups his hands with the first two fingers placed against each other to represent the beak of a chicken.
- He then picks up the beans with the beak and lets them drop into the cupped hands, representing the bird’s stomach. The first to finish wins. This game
- could be played as relay game using fewer beans.
(From Royal Ambassador Campcraft).
- At least 4 players
This game is from Japan.
- One child is “It”. He walks around the circle and taps another child on the shoulder, saying “Ohayo” (pronounced like the state Ohio), which means “Good Morning” in Japanese.
- Then “It” begins running around the circle. The one tapped runs around in the opposite direction.
- When the runners meet, they shake hands, bow from the waist three times, saying “Konichiwa!” (“koh-nee-chee-way”), which is “Good Evening!” They continue running to reach the vacant space.
- The one who fails to get there first becomes “It” and the game continues.
El Anillo En La Cuerda (The Ring on the String)
- 5-15 players
- Long piece of string
- Ring, washer or nut
This game is from Colombia, South America.
- Children stand in a circle holding the string. They then place a ring on the string and tie the ends together.
- One child is chosen to be “It.” He stands in the middle of the circle.
- “It” closes his eyes and the children start moving the ring along the string, from child to child. Each player moves his hands constantly, as if passing the ring.
- “It” is told to open his eyes and try to guess where the string is.
- If he is right, the child caught with the ring becomes “It.” If he is wrong, he must try again.