Tag: children’s games

Ddakji Introduces Kids to the Fun of Making Their Own Toys

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 by 2 Comments

During the summer months, it’s easy for kids to run out of things to do. If you’re looking for a cheap way to keep your children busy for an afternoon, try introducing them to the Korean game of ddakji.

Ddakji is similar to the game of Pogs that was popular in the 1990s. The disks are made from folded square of colored origami paper. Read more…

Retro Games: How to Play “Mother May I?”

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 by 2 Comments

Mother May I is basically another form of Simon Says. It is a great game to play at the end of a meeting or class time because the players do have to concentrate, which keeps the noise down. It also is one of those lovely games that helps children practice listening skills.

Not that they need that, for goodness sakes.

It is a fun game, one that has been around for a very long time. It is believed to have been played in the 1700s and was quite popular during Victorian times. Read more…

How the Itsy Bitsy Spider Became A Butterfly

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 by 2 Comments

You know that song, the Itsy Bitsy Spider? Some people call it the Eentsy Weentsy Spider. Regardless, the Itsy Bitsy Spider crawled up the waterspout, encountered some bad weather and bad luck. But the sun cures all and she finds herself doing it all over again.

Kinda like having child #2.

I actually love this song because it incorporates lovely little hand gestures that captivate even the smallest of audiences.

So, if you’re a spider fan, try this version out for size: the Fuzzy Little Caterpillar. Read more…