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Upside-Down Games for Children

Much of what children enjoy to eat and drink may be bad for their long term health.  And many of the games which children play may have equally damaging long term effects.

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A group of players are dancing with hoola-hoops.  Some players are keeping the hoola-hoops in motion around their waists, some around their hips, and some around their necks, arms, or legs.  Whenever a hoola-hoop falls to the floor the player simply picks up the hoop and starts again. Meanwhile, one other player  -  in an area with flowers and vases  -  is practising flower arrangement.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
The four games described in this chapter are upside-down versions of the party games musical chairs and pic-a-stick, the playground game tig (or tag), and 'blind man's buff'.  Turning a familiar children's game or competition upside-down, however, is not easy.  It only seems easy and natural after it has been done. 
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
All of the players are wearing blindfolds, except one. The players wearing blindfolds are led individually into the space for the game and turned around.  They don't know where they are.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Some two dozen slim wooden sticks or rods, each one metre long, have been dropped into an interlocking heap on the ground.  
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Twenty four colourful carpet tiles have been placed randomly on the floor.  A group of twenty four players are stood quietly alongside the carpet tiles.   Music begins and the players start to dance  -  being careful not to touch any of the carpet tiles as they dance.  The music stops and each player steps to stand motionless on a carpet tile.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
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A group of players are dancing with hoola-hoops.  Some players are keeping the hoola-hoops in motion around their waists, some around their hips, and some around their necks, arms, or legs.  Whenever a hoola-hoop falls to the floor the player simply picks up the hoop and starts again. Meanwhile, one other player  -  in an area with flowers and vases  -  is practising flower arrangement.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
The four games described in this chapter are upside-down versions of the party games musical chairs and pic-a-stick, the playground game tig (or tag), and 'blind man's buff'.  Turning a familiar children's game or competition upside-down, however, is not easy.  It only seems easy and natural after it has been done. 
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
All of the players are wearing blindfolds, except one. The players wearing blindfolds are led individually into the space for the game and turned around.  They don't know where they are.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Some two dozen slim wooden sticks or rods, each one metre long, have been dropped into an interlocking heap on the ground.  
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Twenty four colourful carpet tiles have been placed randomly on the floor.  A group of twenty four players are stood quietly alongside the carpet tiles.   Music begins and the players start to dance  -  being careful not to touch any of the carpet tiles as they dance.  The music stops and each player steps to stand motionless on a carpet tile.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago

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