Traditional games for kids are a great way to bring kids together to enjoy each other’s company. They allow kids to interact socially, as well as develop mental and physical toughness. In addition, they help kids to bond with their families.
Many traditional games are played outdoors. This is a great benefit, as playing outside promotes creativity and imagination. The kids also get to experience the real flavours of the world around them. Some of the most common outdoor games are jacks, Baca a ovecky, and kancha.
Kids can also play traditional games indoors. One popular game is ‘Tag’. To start the game, a person ‘it’ runs to a discard. A group of children ‘it’ has tagged will chase after him or her. Once ‘it’ is caught, he or she becomes the new ‘it’. Another traditional game is ‘Kolo kolo mlynske’, a fun playground singing game.
‘Kancha’ is a simple, inexpensive traditional Indian game. It is played with dark green glass marbles. During the game, players take turns holding a large marble. Players can make the game easier for younger kids by drawing a circle for them to stand inside.
Another popular game is Lattoo. Lattoo is a spinning top game. Initially made of clay, it later became wooden. Using a string, the top spins. When the player takes a turn with the top, he or she must pick up a top with string as fast as possible. If the player fails, he or she loses the top. Throughout the game, the player has a chance to add to the top with a picture of a statue, such as the Statue of Liberty or the javelin thrower.
Kids can also play ‘Hra na skovavacku’, or ‘Hide and Seek’. ‘Hra na skovacku’, or ‘Hide-and-Seek’, is a very traditional Slovak game. Traditionally, the game was played in courtyards of homes or in meadows. However, it is also played at schools, as a classroom activity.
There are many other traditional games for kids, but they do not require specialised instructions. These games are perfect for parents who are looking for a simple, yet engaging way to keep their kids busy. As with any type of game, it is important to let the kids enjoy the experience.
Besides keeping them busy, kids can learn a variety of skills while having fun with ‘Kancha’. This is especially true for smaller children, who will be able to use the marbles as a tool to practice balance.
Children can also play ‘Semut, Orang, Gajah’, or ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’. This is a simple game that is popular among the youth in all countries. Each child in the team chooses one member to be ‘it’ and the other members must follow his or her instructions.
Traditional games are also a fun way to teach kids the value of teamwork. While they may have grown up with digital games, they should always have the opportunity to enjoy the fun of playing a traditional game.