A nice and very exciting game that people used to play in Greece
is "jackstones". The rules are
First you must find 5 small stones, preferably roundly shaped.
You throw them on the ground.
Then you pick up one of them. You throw it in the air and quickly
grab one of the other stones.
You must also catch with the same hand the stone that is falling.
In the same way you pick up
all four stones from the ground, one by one.
Then the game becomes more difficult as you have to pick the
stones two by two. Then you
pick three stones at a time and finally you pick all four stones
at a time.
It can be played with one or as many players as you want. If
one player fails to pick up the
stones according to the rules, he loses his turn and the next
It is a game for everyone to play and have a nice time.
English Teacher: P. Vlontaki
student: Anthony Kanellakis, 6th grade
Psyhico College Elementary School, Athens, Greece