You draw a large(ish) circle, and make uneven pie slices in it with numbers - 1 being the biggest section, and 10 being the smallest. You decide to what score you're playing towards, and spin your tops (taking turns) and see who gets to the winning score the fastest.
Maddie and I played for a while - I kept landing on 1!
"Can't I make up a game?"
"Of course!" says her Mama.
"Okay. This is called Number Bash. You draw a number in a square, then you jump on it - and whatever number you jump on is how many points you get!"
"And now Draw, Play!" Which of course meant we had to draw something, then act it out, and the others had to guess what we were. (tree, cat, dog, lion, elephant, flower, giraffe, lion)
Trev was out now, and he played a few rounds of Turbo with us.
And Shrek "behind the scenes" videos.
Sigoga de Tusco. This one's played by the Nubian people in Sudan and Egypt.
Two players start on either side of the board, and moving anywhere, try for three in a row in a different place than where they began.
Fun! (Several rounds of this one.)
And then a couple of rounds of Jam huay - "Tigers That Cross the Lake". This one comes from Thailand.
It's a leap frog sort of game, with "The Lake" sitting in five different positions (reminding me of yoga positions - and indeed, one of them -"Lake with Stones"- is Child's Pose) and the Tigers jumping over the lake. The Tiger becomes The Lake if he touches the Lake while jumping.
Game making. (She's inspired today, I guess. : ) )
(these are question marks between the lines)
"Do rainbows have two colors... or more than two colors?"
"Do puppies have big feet, or small feet?"
"Do you have all the rainbows in the world?" ("No. Other people have rainbows, too." is the answer.)
"Question... How does the rainbow get up in the sky?" "Uumm...." : ) I got it right....
(Jar Jar, Watto, and an r2 unit [ 4k17?? Some such thing.])
And then a bit of Relax- and Recuper-ation
read: computer play for one, catching up on the blog for another, and a movie -for a minute- for the last one.
Um - or so I thought.... turns out that they were really treating some little friends to tickets to the drive-in theater to see Shrek 3...
sneaking away to the pool for a little solo Hottest-Day-of-the-Year-So-Far swim??
Time to get ready to go to the park.
And bonus! Friends, too.
Khemera Dancers - Cambodian Dance
Kenshin Taiko Group - Japanese Drumming
Different from last week's cheerful and fast-moving performances, but still enjoyed.
'Specially with friends, icecreams, and snowcones.
Let's all sing it together, shall we?
Life... is... SO good!
Dude. You know it.