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Children’s Day: Childhood Activities

Children’s Day: Childhood Activities
Priscilla Peck

Happy Children’s Day everyone! Oh don’t we adults wish we could celebrate this day as well? I live by the motto that one should never lose their childlike heart, not to be childish but we should always live happily and grateful. As they always say, you only have one life to live, make it count! Do you remember the games you played as a kid with your neighbours?

Blocking Catching

Running along the corridors after school at the nearest block we can find. This was one of our favourite past time. No matter how big and long the block seems to be, somehow the catcher would always be able to find you. This coincidence is pretty crazy. 

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Credit: onlywilliam.blogspot.com

Floor Is Lava

An easy game to play while at home with your siblings or cousins. This game requires us to avoid the stepping on the floor, imagining it as lava. So we would climb up and down furnitures and more often than not, get scolding from our parents because of the danger. And I myself did break a few bottles of health supplement while doing climbings. Oops. 

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Credit: www.pinterest.com

Zero Point

Traditionally, we would make the rope out of rubber bands. Players are to cross over this rubber band rope as it gets higher after each successful attempt, starting from the ankles, to the knees, waist, shoulder, ear and finally over the head. No part of their bodies should touch the rope except their foot. This is one game that allows the players to explore their creativity and be innovative as they think of different methods to cross over the rope. 

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Credit: thevocket.com

Hopscotch

This was one of my favourite primary school game, mostly played after school hours. We always start by throwing our wallets on the first box and any box occupied by a wallet cannot be stepped on, nor can you step on the border lines. You will miss your turn if you do so. So, this game could essentially be a good training for standing broad jump if you happen to be unlucky and have to jump over the first 3 boxes. 

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Credit: bubble-belly.blogspot.com

Freeze Tag

Probably one of the most exhausting recess games to play. Usually gathering at the parade square, students will start splitting into two groups; the catchers and the runners. Anytime the runner is caught by one of the catchers, they are not allowed to move, being “frozen” in motion and can only continue playing after another teammate tags them. It is a pretty good teamwork game because you not only have to watch out for yourselves, but you would also need to watch out for your “frozen” teammates. 

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Credit: crossfitagoge.com

Cheatcode: TWIST!

Oh don’t we abuse this rule during catching when we were about to be caught: TWIST! This gives us the ability to not be caught and catch a breather. But more often that not, we do not just to not be caught. I, for one, abused this ability. We all did. 

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Credit: www.templeotrunks.com

What was your most memorable childhood game? 

To end it all,

HAPPY CHILDREN’S DAY!

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