Aguila – Cuba

Aguila SAmerica Cuba Exerting game No props N.o.p.: 4 +
A group of boys are standing with their bodies bending over to a boy in the front of him. The other group boys, standing in line a few metres away, are running one by one to the first group and try to jump on their backs. The first boy must reach while crawling over the backs of the boys the first boy in line. So it goes until all boys are on all backs and then see how strong they are to hold them on their back!

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 2003

Alánimo – Cuba

Alánimo SAmerica Cuba Guessing game No props N.o.p.: 10 +
The children are walking in line under “the gate” made by the arms of two girls. Every now and then the gates close and someone will be trapped. If trapped you must answer one or two questions and based on the answers you must stand at the right or left side of the “gate” girls. This game is a kind of preliminary game of what may follow next, but a game in itself.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 2003

Avión de Papel – Cuba

Avión de Papel SAmerica Cuba Playing with things Props: piece of paper N.o.p.: 2 +
The children fowl the paper as a airplane and throw it in the air. Every child is, at the moment of his plane is flying in the air, the pilot himself.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 2003

El Juego del Flor

El juego de la flor S-America Cuba Running around  Props: chalk, stone for drawing N.o.p.: 6 >
Around a circle some leaves are drawn on the playground, like a flower. In each leaf there is written a name of a country. The girl who starts the game says something and at the end of her sentence she mentions a name of one of the children. While shouting this name, everybody runs away from the ‘flower’.
But they all must stand still when the person who was mentioned stands suddenly in the circle and shouts out to stop! He must then try to reach with big steps the nearest person from the flower and touch him/her. When so, he/she will be the next person to start the game.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 2003

El Pañuelo – Cuba

El pañuelo S-America Cuba Playing with things Props: piece of cloth or plastic bag N.o.p.: 10 >
A girl stands in the middle of two groups, divided left and right from her. Everybody of each group gets a number, so therefore it is necessary that there are two groups with the same number of children.
The girl in the middle calls a number and then from both groups boys/girls come running forwards to the girl in the middle, who holds a plastic bag in her hand. The boy/girl who can take first this bag, runs back to his group without being tagged by the other boy, whose intention was exactly the same: to get the bag!
Rules may be like: the group who has first reached a number of winning runs, is the winner.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 2003