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Traditional Children's Games from Around the World

Games We Played as Children: Around the world, children have one thing in common. They love to play games. Discover how children from Venezuela, Mexico, Korea, China, Germany, and many other countries play different versions of the same traditional games.

Children from Guatemala playing jump rope
Photo by Thomas Peters
Guatemala children jumping rope

Boy playing hopscotch in Michigan
Photo by Sandy Peters
Young boy playing hopscotch in Michigan

School girls in Mexico playing a circle game
Photo by Sandy Peters
School girls in Mexico play a circle game

Jump Rope Games


Hopscotch Games


Games of Tag


Circle Games


Games of Marbles


Games Played with Balls


Games with Tops


Games Played with Sticks and Stones


Games for Toddlers


Games Played with Shuttlecocks


Games with Paper and Cards


Games of Consequence


Photo Gallery
International students from Brazil, China, Colombia, Korea, Mexico, and Taiwan, Thailand, and Venezuela demonstrate how they played games when they were children

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