This term’s Our Unit of Inquiry is all about China. China has a population of 1.3 billion people (according the National Geographic for Kids) which means that more people live in China than in any other country on Earth. We have discovered that China has huge mountains, sandy deserts and even rainforests.
Last week we learnt about some of the traditional games children play in China. They play lots of the same games we do, like running races, tiggy and hide and seek. Some of the games are a lot like our games, only with a different name. ‘Jumping Room’ is the same as our Hopscotch and ‘Dodge the Beanbag’ is our Poison Ball.
Some Chinese games are not so similar to the games we play. Tiao Pi Jing (tee-ow-pee-jing) is one of these games. Miss Crowther remembers calling it Elastics and playing it when she was at primary school. As part of our Education Week celebrations we taught our prep buddies how to play and have made a short video to teach our blogging buddies! Thanks to Mrs M for the Vimeo tips. If you don’t have elastic, thread some elastic bands together!
We didn’t know it at the time, but it turns out Mrs M and Class 2 have also been playing elastics….in England! Click HERE to see their video clip.