We played that game, but called it Russian Handball. e used a pink rubber ball and threw it against a wall. With each number from 1-10 there were certain things you had to do. Like 1-throw it against the wall, clap and catch it, 2- throw it against the wall, clap twice and catch it etc… I have been trying to find out all the rules for a long time. I have completely forgotten them. I am a 5th grade teacher and I was trying to explain to my students about the game. I happened to find the pink rubber balls in a store, bought one and since then have been trying to find someone who remembers all the steps/. Help!!!Anyone!!!!
When I was young we played with a pinkie ball against the wall and we called it Russian handball. Throwing it up and bouncing once, then twice, then clapping once and bounce, then clapping twice and bounce then under you leg against the wall etc.. There was a specific order to do this in and I cannot remember it for the life of me. I am a teacher and want to teach my students this game, but noone seems to know the rules. Anyone out there remember playing this?
We played that gme in Brooklyn in the 50’s, but we called it “Russia”. One- agianst wall without bounce Two- against wall one bounce then catch (2x) Three- against wall clap once catch without bounce (3x) Four- against wall, twirl arms around catch without bounce (4x) Five- Throw under leg against wall, catch without bounce (5x) That’s all I remember right now
If anyone knows the specific rules to Russian or Seven Up, as I guess others call it, could you please e-mail me? My aunt taught me that game when I was a child and we spent many hours playing it, but I can’t remember all the rules or the order. Playing Russian with Aunt Margie is one of my happiest childhood memories. I’d love to teach my kids…
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!
Hello All, My mom phoned tonight asking on how to play a childhood game she called Seven up involving bouncing a ball against a wall and doing various tasks in numerical order. Ubfortunately she couldnt remember the tasks and whatnot. I assured her I would search the net and find out so here I am. I beleive some inputs on this sight referring to Russian seven or Russian 10/12 are the same game she was asking about. If anyone could email me , moonmellonpie [at] aol [dot] com, with the complete rules I would most appreciate it. Thanks all, Maria
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
Russian 7 and 10 players–we called this game 7 up in Illinois, as did my friend in New Hampshire. Suzyfromqueens’ description sounds right, although we did not spell “Russia.” I was a child in the 50’s, and we would never spell, let alone say, Russia.
Russia, Here is what I remember about Russia or Russian 7. “One” was you throw the ball against the wall and catch it (no bounces.) “Two” was you throw the ball against the wall and let it bounce once two times. Three: throw it against the wall and clap once and catch it three times. Four: throw the ball, roll your hands, catch it, four times. Five: the ball is thrown from under one leg five times. Six you bounce the ball and spell “R-u-s-s-i-a” and slap the ball and catch it without letting it bounce. The rest (and we played up to twelve) are not clear to me, but I recall throwing the ball up high against the wall, let it bounce as you jump over it and then chase it and catch it. Throw the ball up high and turn around once and catch it without bouncing. (Dizzying!!). And finally the last and hardest one was throwing it up against the wall, turn around once as you clap and catch it like twelve times and then go sit down for a while because you’re turning green!