Children's Games: Games for Toddlers
In Topfschlagen, a toddler has to keep
banging a cooking spoon on the floor. When
he finds the pot, he can take the present,
and someone else is it.
like to play with pots and pans. Wearing a pot on
the head or putting one foot in a cooking pot is a lot of
all played simple games when we were very young.
Here are three games that international students
from Germany, Switzerland, and Korea played when they were toddlers (very young
Topfschlagen (Hit the Pot) - A German Game
Behne from Germany
Germany, small children play a game called Topfschlagen (Hit the Pot). It is a lot of
fun. One person is it and has to close his eyes.
Somebody else puts a little present under the pot
and hides it somewhere in the room.
person who is it has to take a cooking spoon, get
on the floor and look for the pot. He has to keep
banging the cooking spoon on the floor. When he
finds the pot, he can take the present, and someone
else is it.
Germany, all the children really love to play this
game. When I was a child, we always played it when
there was a birthday. It is a game for very small
children. They like to play it because they get a
Something - A Game played in Switzerland
Meier from Switzerland
game is called I Spy Something. It can be
played by two to five players, and lasts five
seconds to five minutes.
person who is it is the questioner and the others
have to guess what object with this color the
questioner has inmind. For example, he says, "I see
something red that you don't see." So the players
mention red objects in the room. (For example: "Is
it the red chair?")
questioner doesn't answer "Yes" or "No", rather
says the words "cold", "colder", "very", "cold", or
"warm", "warmer", or "hot." These words give a hint
in which direction the red object is. Whoever finds
out which object the questioner was thinking about
is the winner.
MuGungHwaggochipiubnida (The Wolf!) - A Korean Game
Shim and Cho Hee Yoo from Korea
played this game when we were very small. One
player was the wolf and stood with his back turned
to the others, about five meters from the others.
others called out "MuGungHwaggochipiubnida"
and the wolf turned to face the others and shouted
out. The others had to touch the wolf, but not get
caught by him. If the wolf turned his face to us,
then we didn't move.
we were children in Korea, we often played this
game, and we liked it very much, but now Korean
children don't play this game anymore. Children
watch videos, read books, watch movies, and do
their school homework.
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