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Games in our backyard

We already remembered what we played in childhood, but those were word games, and now let's return to the courtyards of a thirty-year-old (nightmare!) ago model ... With sports and role-playing games, everything is clear: bouncers, badminton, daughters-mothers, Cossack robbers . But there were a number of games that miraculously combined sports and linguistic components. The first thing that comes to mind is the Edible-Inedible ball game, a cool, fun and easy game for all ages.

The whole honest company danced and simply jerked to the words of the presenter “The sea worries once, the sea worries two, the sea worries three, a marine figure, freeze on the spot!” Then followed the name of the sea animal in the pose of which you need to freeze, and everyone considered it their duty not only to bend like a seahorse, for example, but also to make the most stupid grimace in order to amuse their comrades. And the presenter then chose who was the first in beauty.

Another game with freezing in a ridiculous pose: the leader stood facing the wall, and the rest lined up behind him in a line of 20 meters. The leader shouted “The car was driving, driving!”, And everyone rushed to race to be the first to reach the wall until the water does not see. "Stop!" shouted the host and turned around. Here it was necessary to freeze and not move, otherwise you are out. While the host is looking at and firing at the participants for the slightest movement, it was possible to rush to the wall, touch it, and here it is, victory!

“Boyars, and we came to you, young, and we came to you!” sang one team, holding hands, and speaking towards the other team. “Boyars, why did you come? Young people, why did they come? - retorted the second. Further, the evening ceased to be languid, for it was about matchmaking. The first chose the bride, the second did not really want to give her away, there were strictly regulated chants for everything. It all ended with the chosen one running away and trying to break the chain in the opposing team. If she succeeded, she returned to her own, taking someone with her. If not, she stayed with someone else's family. The goal of the game is to get as many players as possible into your team. How many knees and hands were broken by brides rushing into battle!

Before going out for a walk, it was advisable to choose a brighter outfit in case of a game of "Traffic Light". The host turns away from the rest of the participants and calls any color. If there is one in your costume, feel free to go through, if not, you will have to break through with a fight. Voda lashed out as best he could, inventing the names of colors, and everyone was looking for at least a thread of the desired shade. You could use a life hack - put some bright wrapper in your pocket and feel like a rainbow unicorn.

Also, of course, rubber band, the favorite game of Soviet girls, which, in fact, as I found out while writing this post, comes from Asia. Thanks to the Chinese for our happy childhood, I don’t even know what we would do without “dirt”! Now it’s hard for me to imagine how you can skip the whole walk through, but then I was crazy about it to such an extent that when I returned home, I pulled an elastic band between the chairs and continued to jump. Did everyone do that? Who remembers what the combinations were called? I remember there were "Simple", "Bows", "Pedestrians". And now I have not seen the girls jump for a long time. Perhaps the technology is lost.

And they also played cobwebs with a rubber band. Two people with some unintelligible sentence "Olympics, mom's lipstick, dad's underpants, one-two-three!" They tangled the rubber band with their hands and feet, and the third one crawled through.

I am writing this post sitting on the playground and watching how modern children have fun. I conclude that children's transport has replaced everything else: everyone rides scooters, balance bikes, bikes, gyroscooters. Games are picking up speed!


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