Pakistan culture for children – Children’s Games of Pakistan

Children’s Games of Pakistan

Hopscotch: hopscotch is also an American favorite, as an adult or a skilled child takes a piece of chalk and draws ten boxes on concrete in different areas but connected, and numbers the boxes one to ten. The children must hop in the boxes, in the order that the numbers go, without stepping outside of the box or into a different number other than the number they are supposed to be stepping in. This game can go on as long as each child keeps making it, or until one child wins.

Camel Rides: On the beaches of Pakistan, children love getting on the backs of embroidered scarf wearing camels and riding from one side of the beach to the other. It is free and usually an attainable activity for most poverty stricken areas, in which parents must accompany the kids for safety purposes.

Ounch Neech: This game is for kids who are of the ages five and older. You will need an outdoor space with a lot of bases, or obstacles. The game begins with one child who other children will see as “it”.  He chooses either ounch (up) or neech (down). If he chooses neech, then the ground is not safe; runners can only be tagged out unless they are ounch, on something like a rock. The opposite is true as well: If “It” chooses ounch, then the ground is safe so everyone remains on it. Of course, children quickly realize that it’s boring to stay only in the safe zones. The first person tagged becomes “It” for the next round of the game.

 

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