Touwtje springen – The Netherlands

Touwtje springen Europe The Netherlands Skipping game Props: two big ropes and small rope N.o.p.: 3 +
The children here play skipping with three ropes: two spinners with two big ropes in their hands on both sides and one skipper in the middle with a small rope. The skipper in the middle must concentrate very much on his jumping, especially if he also uses his little rope for jumping inside the two big ropes.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 2000

Koning boeren – The Netherlands

Koning Boeren Europe The Netherlands Ball game Props: a tennis ball N.o.p.: 5 +
This game is played by four children inside the playground and two children aside waiting for their turn to step in. Before starting the game, they make/draw a big square and divide this into four small squares. In every square stands a child and they use a tennis ball to play the game. Every player must hit the ball with his hand and before the ball is hit into a neighbour square, the ball must first bounce in your own square. If you receive a ball from another square it may bounce more than once in your own square before hitting it back, but most children don’t let the ball bounce too often, because then the ball loses speed and height and is therefore more difficult to hit into another square. It is fun to make feints, so that every player has to be very concentrated during this fast playing game. If you are unable to bounce the ball before you hit it into another square, then you are out and must change with a player who stands aside the playfield.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 2000

It fierljeppen – The Netherlands

Fierljeppen Europe The Netherlands Playing with things game Props: long wooden special stick N.o.p.: 3 Two boys and a girl are jumping with their long stick over small water between meadows. This mostly is played in the Province of Friesland and with some excercise you can reach the opposite site. Sometimes you get wet feet, but who cares? It is fun to do! Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 2000

Elastieken – The Netherlands

Elastieken Europe The Netherlands Playing with things game Props: elastic band N.o.p.: 5 +
Children must jump in/on the elastic band while singing a song, and the rules are quite strict. This means concentration while jumping, but most children encourage and help each other in this game. When out, you have to hold the elastic band and some one else jumps on.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 2001

Muurbal – The Netherlands

Muurbal   Europe The Netherlands Ball game Props : a rubber ball  N.o.p. : 5
A group of girls stand in line behind each other. The first girl of the line has got the ball and throws it to the wall. Then she has to jump over the ball as well as all the other girls. When the ball hits you when you jump, then you are out and have to wait aside. When the ball hits no one, then the game starts again and now the second girl in line will get the ball and throws it to the wall. So it’s necessary for all girls to watch carefully where the ball exactly rolls and then jump.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis  Shooting date: 2000