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Traditional Children Slovak Games eTwinning

I. „The Word“


Game Preparation Data necessary to play :  Divide the children into boys and girls.  At the beginning of the game, each of the children „owns“ the word Word.  Marker – is a child outside the circle, who chooses one of thechildren in the circle with a touch and also starts the game by shouting „The word“  Jumper – is a child in the circle, who after being chosen by the Marker tries to step on the foot of a player nearby.


I. • All the children stand in a circle

with their right foot in the middle of it.

• When they stand in a circle, one

child, who is outside the circle and is called Marker, touches the back of a chosen child with his hand. The child he/she touches is called Jumper.


II. • The Marker shouts „The word“. • All boys (girls) jump in one direction with a single jump and remain standing.


III. A • The Jumper jumps one time and tries to step on the foot of another player.

• If the Jumper succeeds to step on someones foot, that player is called Steppedover and he/she looses one letter from the word Word. His new word is Ord (without the „w“).


III.B • If the Jumper is not able to step on someones foot, he/she looses one letter from the word Word. His new word is Ord (without the „w“).


IV. • The game continues again from the point I

• The winner is the one who has

most letters in the word „Word“ at the end of the game.

• If a player loses all the letters in the word „Word“, he/she is excluded from the game.


• The children play in two circles, girls and boys separately.

• We recommend deviding boys and girls to avoid injuries.


Today's game was played by the children of class 4A

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