Friday, September 16, 2011

Help wanted!

Good morning lovely people,

I need your help!

So I am planning for the museum school curriculum again and this time I am tasked with ...

"International play" - games children play all around the world.

Now if you'd be so kind to tell me where you are from and describe a few games you've played as a child, i would appreciate it very muchly!!!

You can leave a comment below, or you can email me at

granolabar [at] gmail [dot] com

I appreciate your feedback!

On a side note: check out the miniature wooden sewing machine in the picture above! so cute!!!!


  1. NPR recently did a piece on tic-tac-toe around the world, which I immediately thought of when I read your post. You should check it out! I think you'll find it super-interesting :)

  2. I was a zero-point (skippy rope) kinda gal but I interviewed Daniel used to hit gumnut babies in his yard n played solo baseball!! ;)

  3. you know all the games I played! haha
    but nonetheless I found the Putomayo series of teaching plans quite good. I use them with the boys sometimes:

    Hope this helps! Good luck!

  4. I live in Belgium but most games we played are also known in the States (under different names, but with the same rules). Think of Hide-and-seek, tag and that sort of things. More traditional old games can be found on the internet :) x

  5. I was born in the States, but I'm a second generation Filipino. Both my parents were born and raised in the Philippines!

    Hope this helps:

    Jack 'n Poy: Basically is the Filipino version of the American "Rock, Paper, Scissors"

    Honestly, that's the only one I grew up with, but I found this site has a HUGE list of ones that I've heard of.


  6. I am from the United States but I lived in the Dominican Republic when I was a little girl. We used to play a game called "Corona" which translated to English means Crown. It was kind of like a hopscotch game. Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. I always loved flashlight tag as a child! And hopscotch! That sounds like a really fun project! You have the coolest job ever :)

  8. What a fun project! But hmm.... maybe jump rope or jacks? Hide and seek? I'm just throwing games out there!

  9. When I was young, we played kickball. It's somewhat like baseball, except the 'pitcher' rolls the ball to the 'kicker' and the kicker kicks it as far as they can and runs around the bases. The kids on the other team get the ball as quickly as they can and try to tag the runner with the ball. Those who cross home plate, score a point. Dodgeball was another favorite. Two groups of players throw a ball at each other. Those hit by the ball are 'out.' The team who runs out of players first, loses. I grew up in Cary, NC.


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