Thumb Wrestling

thumb war

Two players, both either using their left hands or their right hands, hold hands by hooking their four fingers together and closing their hands into fists with their thumbs pointing up to the ceiling. Both players say the following chant together and for each word said, tap your thumb on alternating sides of your interlocked fist. One, Two, Three, Four I declare a thumb war! While still holding hands, try … Read More!

Sticks, Stones, Rubber and Glue

i'm rubber you're glue

Playing with other kids can be a lot of fun, but sometimes there are mean kids and bullies in the mix. When we were very small, these comebacks were used often in self defense. Sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me. I’m rubber, you’re glue Whatever you say to me, bounces off of me and sticks to you! … Read More!

A my name is Alice

a my name is alice

Kids sit in a circle, Indian style, and start a clapping pattern. Both hands slap knees, cross to tap shoulders, clap together, shoulders, knees, shoulders, together, etc. The person who is “it” goes first. Speaking to the rhythm of the clapping of the group, start with the letter A and choose a girl’s name, boy’s name, place they come from and something they sell. When that person is finished, after … Read More!