volunteered to be a parent helper for the school outing to the kadoorie farm
it was a tiring (making sure all the kids in my group is within my sight,
which as one can imagine not one easy task, especially considering the size of the farm)
definitely an enjoyable one.
apart from tagging along, following them up and down, right and left,
back and forth,
i was also invited to join a few of the games
which i must confess it is my first time of playing them...
back when i was their age, our games were different!
game #1 - bubble gum
this is really just playing tag
but the way how the IT person (i.e. the catcher) is chosen is different from how i did it before
how to chose the chaser?
each player put one foot in, forming a circle, touch it to everyone else,
one of the player will go around and count each foot by singing the tune
"Bub-ble-gum bub-ble-gum in a dish how man-y piec-es do you wish"
each foot is tapped upon until the tune is done.
the person with the foot to which the tune ended needs to pick a random number..
e.g. if the person chose 5, then the player who sang the tune has to go round in circle, touching each foot while counting from 1 to 5.
the person with the foot to which the counting ended will be IT.
and the tagging begins!
can you guess which foot is mine? *smile*
game #2 - coconut crack
All of the kids put our their two fists. One kid goes around tapping the other kids' fists with his/her fist. The one whose fist he/she ends the rhyme on is out (that kid puts that fist behind his back). Then go around again and again until only one fist is left. The one that is left at the end of all the rounds is "It".
and the rhyme is:
game #3 - i call this the SILLY game
believe me, it's really silly once i explained what it is
one of the them will be asking questions
the other will be answering them
and it goes like this:
Kid A: "what's your name?"
Kid B (or in this case, me, as i was asked to play this game while going back to school from the farm): "aileen"
Kid A: "what is this?" and he/she will point at something, e.g. his/her cheek
Kid B: "cheek"
Kid A: "what is this?", he/she will point at something else, e.g. his/her eyebrow
Kid B: "eyebrow"
Kid A: "what is this?", he/she will point at something else again, e.g. his/her forehead
Kid B: "forehead"
and this questioning and answering will go on and on
Kid A will, all of a sudden, end the game after his/her question has been answered by saying:
"aileen knows nothing!"
AND AND AND
Kid A plus all the kids around him/her will laugh hysterically!
i really have no clue why this is so funny
and after being "invited" by a few different kids to play this game,
i decided to play a trick on them.
when they ask me for my name, instead of saying "aileen",
i made up different names and not just different for each game,
but also some really really realllllly llllooooonnnnggggggg and meaningless names
none of them could remember these names after rounds of questions they raised!
now, THIS IS FUNNY!
one other game
after rounds of tiring SILLY game (game #3)
i got so tired
that i told them to play the SSH-SsH-SsH game
how this game is played?
the one who didn't make a sound from now till we reach school would win.
and they were all very good at this game!