Colour Game and Number Game from India
Along the same idea as 'Paint Box' (See Fruit
Basket Upset and Variations in the Games section of The GuideZone).
I started with sheets of construction paper with the colour written on
it.: yellow is pila, pink is gulabi, blue is nila, orange is narangi, red
is lal, green is hara. Number each person in your group so they are divided
into smaller groups. (i.e. number the girls 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4, etc.). Have
each number represent a colour: 1= lal, 2=nila, etc. One person in the
middle calls out a colour using the Hindi word. Those girls change places
while the one in the middle tries to grab a place. The new person without
a seat goes in the middle and calls the next colour. To get everyone to
change places, call colour box. To make it easier, we usually start with
the girl in the middle having the construction paper to reinforce the word
Variation of the colour game, especially for younger girls (e.g. Sparks)
is to call out a colour and have everyone try to touch something with that
colour in it, or stand if they are wearing something with that colour,
Hindi words again - 1=ek, 2=do (pronounced dough), 3=teen, 4=char, 5=panch.
Any type of relay game using these words works well. Again, I have the
words written on a sheet of paper with the number also indicated.
Red Willow Creek District, Aurora
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