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“Portuguese Traditional Games” Agrupamento Vertical de Escolas de Cinfães_Portugal I Projecto Comenius_2009_10


PORTUGUESES

Traditional children’s games come from the basis of novels, short stories, religious and mystical rituals abandoned by the adult world. Anonymity, oral communication, tradition, preservation, change and universality are the essence of these games. Elizabeth Lannes Bernardes Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Agrupamento Vertical de Escolas de Cinfães _Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 I10


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Spin the top Regulations: This game can be played by several players. The top that is tossed must touch the other players’ and throw them off a circle drawn on the ground. The top can’t stop spinning. The tops that come out the circle are out of the game. Development: The top spins because a string is rolled up to it. To make it spin, the player must hold one of the ends of the string in one hand while tossing the top to the ground. Material: A top and string

Agrupamento Vertical de Escolas de Cinfães _Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 I10


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Sack Race Regulations: It can be played individually or in teams. The course is set by the jury. The first player to cross the finishing line is the winner. Development: The aim of the race is to run the distance in the shortest period of time. The runner must be inside a bag and hold it with his two hands by the waist line. If a player falls off the bag is disqualified. Material: Very strong and hard plastic bags or sackcloth bags.

Agrupamento Vertical de Escolas de Cinf達es _Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 I10


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Cabra Cega (blindmansbuff) Regulations: It can be played by several players. The “Cabra Cega” tries to catch the other players and has to identify them by touching them. Development: One player gets his eyes covered with a scarf. He is the “cabra cega”. The other players run around him, touch him and say:”cabra-cega” without getting caught, nor going very far. If a player gets caught, the “cabra cega” has to identify him by the touch. If he is right, the player that was caught becomes the “cabra cega”. Material: A scarf and a small space.

Agrupamento Vertical de Escolas de Cinfães _Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 I10


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Musical Chairs Regulations: It must be played with five players at least. Development: Form a circle of chairs with the seats turned outside. There must be one chair less than the number of players. Play some music and ask the players to dance around the chairs. When the music stops, each player must sit on a chair. One player doesn’t have a chair to sit so he is out of the game and a chair is taken out of the circle. Start the music again. The winner is the player who sits on the last chair. Material: Chairs and a radio.

Agrupamento Vertical de Escolas de CinfĂŁes _Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 I10


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Pi単ata Regulations: Five or six players at the time Development: Three balloons or jars are hanged on a rope. One balloon has a prize and the other two have tricks. The players are blinfolded with a scarf and the jury turns them around 5 times. Each player has a large stick with a nail attached to one end and tries to break the jar or blow up the balloons. The winner is the first player to blow up one of the balloons. Material: a stick with a nail in one end, balloons or jars, a scarf, a pole, rope , prizes (candies, chocolates) or tricks (flour, water, dirt)

Agrupamento Vertical de Escolas de Cinf達es _Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 I10


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Scarf Game Regulations: Two teams of five or more players Development: Each player of the team is given a secret number. The space of the game is set and in the middle of it stands the jury who holds a scarf with his arm stretched out. The jury calls out a number and the players have to run to the jury and try to take the scarf from him. More than a player can be called at the same time Material: A scarf

Agrupamento Vertical de Escolas de Cinf達es _Lifelong Learning Programme 2009 I10


Thank you for your time, Agrupamento Vertical de Escolas de Cinf達es_Portugal I Projecto Comenius_2009_10


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