Zoentjes geven Europe The Netherlands Guessing game No props N.o.p.: 5>
The children stand in a circle with their hands tight. One child is picked to stand in the middle of the circle. When all children start singing ‘1-2-3-4-5-6-7’ , they also walk in the direction opposite from the child in the middle. At the end of the song, the child in the middle is pointing with the arm to a child right in front of him/her. That child then is also coming in the circle and with their backs standing to each other, they must move their head either to the left or to the right when they count ‘1-2-3’. When saying ‘3’ they must have their head in the final position. If both children are looking at the same side, they have to give each other a little kiss. If their heads are not looking at the same side, they just shake hands. Whatever position their heads might be, after every ‘kiss’ or ‘shake hands’ the last incoming child in the circle starts in the middle position and the game starts again.
Maria S-America Cuba Running around No props N.o.p.: 5 > Girls and boys make a circle with their hands tightened to each other. A boy ask some questions and after they walk together behind him. After some running around one girl wants to play another game.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 2003
Vlotje varen Europe The Netherlands Playing with things Props: wooden raft, barrels, long sticks N.o.p.: 2 To build a raft isn’t so easy, but they managed to do that on a farm and make their maiden voyage around the world, skipper ahoy!!
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 2000
Verstoppertje Europe The Netherlands Running around No props N.o.p.: 4> Some children play hide and seek. One child counts (the seeker) up to 10 with his eyes closed, in the mean time the other children hide somewhere. This game has different varieties in many countries, you can play it as ‘the first player to be found is the seeker in the next game’ or the other way round. This game becomes more fun and is considerably speeded up when the hiders do not remain in their hiding places, but try and get back a.s.a.p. to their starting- place unobserved while the seeker is way out looking for them.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Shooting date: 2000
Editor: Timo Gilhuis