Audience: Years K-2
Submitted by: Christina Maguire and Esther Lau
Young children engage with culture through everyday experiences and interactions. Through incorporating materials and activities from a range of cultural traditions, children can start to understand that there are many different ways of doing the same thing.
Students are provided with opportunities to engage with, observe, compare and reflect on the games children played in the past and a range of different toys, games and play activities from different communities and from around the world.
Toys of the past
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7 Games from around the world
Chase the dragon tail
Chinese game: Shuttlecock
Korean game: Gonggi
- Brainstorm games our grandparents and parents played.
- What are our favourite toys and games?
- What are the similarities and differences between our favourite toys and our parents' and grandparents' toys?
- Observe and compare the videos and images of the toys and games around the world, from the present and past. Use the Question Cards to guide discussion.
- Use a Venn diagram to record differences and similarities between our favourite games and toys those of children in other countries.
- Class discussion:
- Do you think you would enjoy playing the games you grandparents or parents played? Why or why not?
- What games are common around the world? Why are some games popular in most countries in the world?
- In which way are we the same, regardless of when we were born or where we live?