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Salt -posts
If you are more than 2 children, you can play the following game. You must elect a catcher. The others must to try to run away from the catcher. The caught player is to "freeze up", it means, he must not move and be like a "salt -post". Somebody must touch him to "unfreeze" him. Then he can move again. That's why the catcher tries not to let the others to get near the "salt - post". The catcher has to "freeze up" all the players. The last "salt - post" becomes the new catcher, and the game starts from beginning.

There is a saying in Latvian: "You are standing like a salt -post". It is used to characterize somebody who is so frightened that he can't move.


Martins Eglitis, Gatis Svirskis and Janis Baldunciks
Teacher coordinator: Ruta Aukspole
Viesite Secondary School, Latvia

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