|FOLK GAMES from Lithuania|
|Sima Varkuleviciute and Akvile Bakutyte||Simona, Diana, Gintare and Jurgita|
All little children like to play with dolls, cars and with friends too. But in my opinion the most interesting games came from the ancient times. Then there weren't nice dolls "Barbies" and then there weren't electricity too. I think all people know that there are short days and very long evenings in winter. People could do so much useful things per day, but they had long nights.
They met their friends at somebody's home in the evenings. Some of them sang, some told stories and others played games. Usually we play old games at our school.
It's one of them.....
Once the cat was sitting on the stove,
and he had taken a mouse in his mouth.
Beat the cat to the hunch
and don't look at which.
First two lines we sing slowly and others faster and twice.
Take a palm of the baby and "stir porridge" with his first finger of the other hand. With the words " a pot for one, a cup for another" you bend his fingers one by one, and saying the words "run, run little mouse". "Run up" with your fingers towards the baby's armpit and tickle there.
Stir, stir porridge
You can play this game like the first game. There are only other words.
Children play many games in Lithuania, but I think "George Master" is one of the most popular games in our country.
George master, George master
Lizdeikos gimnazija, Lithuania
One of the players is a "cat" and the others are "mice". The "cat" is trying to catch the "mice". The "mouse" which the "cat" has caught turns into a "cat". And than that "cat" is trying to catch the other "mice". And so on ...and so on.
VERSIÓ AL CATALÀ
Un dels jugadors és un "gat" i els altres són "ratolins".
El "gat" intenta atrapar els
VERSIÓN AL ESPAÑOL
Uno de los jugadores es un "gato" y los demás son "ratones". El "gato" intenta atrapar a los "ratones. El "ratón" que ha sido atrapado se convierte en "gato". Y entonces, este "gato" intenta atrapar a los otros ratones. Y continua el juego del mismo modo.
Simona, Diana, Gintare and Jurgita