Friday, February 1, 2008

Local Games

I have observed several of the Liberian kids playing several different games. The first that caught my eye is what the kids call toil, or at least thats what i think they call it. its basically tether ball! My 2 summers as Activities director much of my time was spent re-attatching tetherballs so it made me chuckle. the other is lapa which is like dodgeball, one kid is in the middle with several pairs of lapas, or flip flops and the other kids throw a 'ball/sand bag' at the kid in the middle, every time they miss the kid in the middle arranges the lapas in anyway they seem fit. They have to dodge the ball. if the kid is pegged, the thrower gets to go to the middle and starts the arrangement all over.

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