Chilean children's games are deeply rooted for generations and some are hundreds of years old. With the arrival of the conquistadores in South America, the Chilean people adapted many of the new customs, among them a large repertoire of entertainment games that have evolved over time. Do not forget
Chilean children's games are deeply rooted for generations and some are hundreds of years old. With the arrival of the conquistadores in South America, the Chilean people adapted many of the new customs, among them a large repertoire of entertainment games that have evolved over time. Do not forget that games are not only physical, you must also include hobbies made with the child's own imagination, able tohave fun and enjoy free time
with a simple rope or a blackboard chalk. The most popular children's games in Chile The classic games have been losing their strength over the years, but
we wanted to remember them so that Chilean readers can show them to their children and that the tradition lasts over time. - The fight.
This game is known since ancient times by Egyptians and Greeks. In other countries it has the name of 'La rayuela' and would have arrived in Chile by the Spanish Jesuit missionaries themselves. The game consists oftracing horizontal and transverse divisions
on the ground, within which a number is written down to which a yew (piece of tile) or stone is thrown. Each participant, jumping to the lame leg, must throw the yew with that same foot to the next box and so on until the last one, called heaven. -Payaya.
This pastime also has its origin in Greece. Its rules are very simple and only you need five pieces that can be small stones, balls or corn kernels . The pieces are taken with one hand and thrown up to pick them up on the flight with the palm of the hand facing down. Then repeat the operation by dropping four and throwing the remaining one. While that piece is in the air we must collect the other four without losing what we had left. As you can see it is a game that requires a lot of reflexes and agility. -The balls.
The game of 'Las Bolitas' arrived in Chile with the Spanish conquistadors. It is a hobby that still remains almost unchanged and that in Spain it is known as 'The Marbles'. To play you need some balls of glass or metal and make a small hole on the ground. There are different ways to shoot the balls and each player refines his technique by throwing them with his hand or from the ground. Win the one that before get all your balls.- Run the ring is a game of Spanish origin that is played as a group. The participants must sit with their hands half open, pretending to have received a ring, that another child,
with the palms of their hands together
, will pass from hand to hand until depositing it in someone who must keep the secret. A person chosen by the group should stand up and guess who has the ring. If it fails, it must leave a garment, and it can be recovered if there is a penance set at the beginning by all the members of the group. The one who guesses will become the one who 'runs the ring'. - The ten. This pastime used to be played a lot between girls. It consisted of
throwing a ball against the wall
to give boats with an orderly sequence. The first to start lost his turn if the ball fell to the ground, resuming when the same thing happened to the teammates. The patterns of the movements of the game are the following:10 open hand 9 palms together 8 fists together