wow this is great. I…
wow this is great.
I am just about to teach my youth group some of these old games we played for hours in Toronto as a kid.
We played one game called Ordinary Movings by throwing the red,white and blue rubber ball up against the wall and repeating this rhyme and doing the actions before you caught the ball.
Movings (don’t move your feet)
Laughings (don’t laugh)
Talkings (don’t talk)
One hand (catch with one hand)
the other hand (catch with other hand)
One foot (do the throw and catch on one foot)
the other foot (do standing on the other foot)
Clap at the front
Clap at the back
Front and back (clap at front and back)
Back and front
Tweedles (roll your arms over each other turning in one direction)
Twidles (roll the other direction)
Away she goes (turn in complete circle and then catch the ball)
If you got all the way through without dropping the ball then you would go through the whole thing again without Moving, then without laughing, then without talking, then with one hand etc)
I also played the game with the ball in the nylon and swinging it against the wall side to side, as we stood with our backs to the wall. We said a rhyme “a sailor went to sea sea sea, to see what he could see see see, but all that he could see see see, was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.” at the words sea and see we had to hit the ball between our legs (by lifing a leg and swinging the sock to hit the wall)
I would love to have someone add some of the other wall and ball games we played.