We played a game called 7-up, but it was totally different. Odd, because I live about halfway between you^ (suburbs of NYC) 7-up was a game you played in class when you had a nice or ineffective substitute teacher. 7 kids stand up at the blackboard. As all the other kids put their heads down (no peeking!), the seven walk around the room and tap someone on the shoulder. The tapped person raises their hand but still can’t peek. When the 7 return to the blackboard, they call on the people with hands up, who may now look. They try to guess which of the seven tapped them. If they’re right, they’re “up” (and the tapper sits down). If they’re wrong, it’s heads down for another round.
Growing up in the state of Delaware, I, too, played a lot of Seven-Up. What I remember was first you played the rounds with both hands followed by one hand. Then it was a clap before the catch, next time you rolled your hands around each other then crossed your arms placing hands on shoulders. After that was one bounce, then bounce ground to wall then under the leg and finally the spin. Taking for granted my memory is even close to clear at my age this is how I remember my daily game always played sometime between lunch and supper.
well this is *odd* – I grew up in western NY – Buffalo and Clarence – the two counties bordering Amherst and played seven up all the time, the *russian version* throwing the ball against the wall for seven times, the next six it had to bounce, after that I am fuzzy – well you know what I mean, but remember spinning around to catch it and the under the leg. Maybe it is regional! Now that I am “way old” I am looking for hand clapping games for my *offsprung* and wouldn’t it be delightful to find regional ones!
I remember throwing the ball against the wall and catching it, then throwing against the wall and letting it bounce once. We would throw the ball and have to spin around once and catch it. I also remember an under the leg throw. Maybe we did throw and clap before catching it on one. I wish I could remember it more clearly! For how much we played this I really should remember!
I have been trying to remember a similiar spaldeen game to Russian 10, however, the rules I remember are a little different: 1 – one (throw ball and clap once) 2 – twos(throw ball and clap twice) 3 – threes (throw ball and clap 3x) 4 – highzies (throw ball up high) 5 – lowzies (throw ball low) 6 – around the world (throw ball and roll arms) 7 – touch my shoulders 8 – touch my toes 9 – under your leg then you do it in combination. Anyone know anymore or how the “song” goes?
Rules For Russian Ten: 1- Throw against the wall and catch 2- bounce on the ground and catch 3- clap and catch 4- roll your hands and catch 5- under your leg and catch 6- clap over and under your leg and catch 7- clap in front and back and catch 8- turn(back towards wall) throw, turn around and catch 9- hit the spot where the wall meets the floor and catch 10- place hand on wall, toss ball under your hand and over the top and catch
I remember both Seven Up games. The indoor version had the seven up kids going aroud the class & tapping a student (who had their heads down with eyes closed) lightly on the head. If you were tapped you’d raise your hand in the air & would later guess who tapped you.I remember once getting whacked on the head pretty hard-someone wasn’t following the rules!