Saturday, July 18, 2009

Games from Around the World - Chile

Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing some fun game from around the world that I found. Play them with your children and friends and see what fun they will have! Enjoy!

Country - Chile
Game - Corre, Corre la Guaraca

The fun-to-say game name translates to "Run, Run, la Guaraca." Chilean kids typically speak Spanish, but Guaraca is actually a nonsense word.

Players: Five or more, ages 5 and up
What you'll need: A hankerchief
How to play: Players sit in a circle while a runner jogs around the outer rim with a handkerchief. The seated kids are not allowed to watch. They sing "Corre, Corre, la Guaraca who looks back will be bopped on his head!" Trying not to be felt, the runner drops the handkerchief on a child's back and runs. If he makes it around the circle before the player realizes that it's on her back, the seated player is out. If the seated player catches on, she must tag the runner. If she succeeds, the runner is out. If she fails to tag him, they play again, but this time player 2 is the runner.

Cultural Flavor
Check out your frozen-foods section for the traditional bite-sized Chilean snack empanadas.

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