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Children's games

Children's folklore



About Children's Games

The games you will find here are played by children all over the world. They are sometimes called children's traditional games, and are usually not written down - they are mostly learned by watching and playing.

There are many different ways of playing each game. The rules and the kinds of play materials change from place to place. Everyone has their own way of playing and their own name for the game, and the way you play depends on where you live, who you play with and where you go to school.

Traditional games can be very old - some, like Marbles, have been around for thousands of years and others, like Tazos, are relatively new. These games are part of children's folklore, and have been handed down from child to child for generations. Like folklore everywhere, some play traditions have changed over time while others have remained largely the same.

If you want to find out more about children's play and folklore, you can look in More Info. If you want to see how some of the games are played, click on the links at the top of the page.