This game is like Sevens because you have to do
different actions for each step. In Tens you have to bounce the
ball on the ground instead of against a wall.
TENS: Pat-bounce the ball ten times without
stopping. (Pat-bouncing is keeping the ball bouncing by patting
it instead of catching it in your hand.)
NINES: Bounce the ball once, clap your hands
and catch the ball again. Do this nine times.
EIGHTS: Bounce the ball once, clap behind
your back and catch it again. Do this eight times.
SEVENS: Bounce the ball once, swing your
leg over the top while it's bouncing and catch the ball again. Do
this seven times. (It's easier to do this if you lift your leg while
throwing the ball down. The ball goes under your leg and you catch
it on the other side.)
SIXES: Bounce the ball, clap your hands under
your leg, then catch the ball. Do this six times. (This is also
easier if you lift your leg up straight away.)
FIVES: Bounce the ball, roll your hands around
each other and catch the ball again. Do this five times. (To roll
your hands, start with one hand on top of the other in front of
you, palms down. Lift the top hand up and move it down underneath
your other hand and around to the top again in a circle. If you
do the same with both hands it makes a rolling action.)
FOURS: Hold out the hem of your dress or
jumper with one hand, put the hand holding the ball through the
hole between your arm and the dress, and bounce the ball twice from
that position. Change hands and repeat.
THREES: Bounce the ball, clap your hands
under your leg, then over your leg and catch the ball. Do this three
times. (Remember to lift your leg up as soon as you start throwing
the ball down.)
TWOS: Bounce the ball on the ground, hold
out the hem of your dress or jumper and let the ball fall through
the hole and bounce again, then catch it. Do this twice.
ONES: Bounce the ball hard on the ground,
clap hands in front, behind and in front again before catching the
ball. Don't let it touch the ground. Do this once.
RULES FOR TENS:
1. Always start at Tens and work through
2. If you drop the ball or don't do the actions
the right way it's the next person's turn.
3. When it's your turn again, start from
where you were up to, e.g. if you dropped the ball when you were
doing Nines then you have to start doing Nines all over again.
4. When you've finished Ones you can start
again at Tens, but this time you're only allowed to use one hand
to catch the ball!
5. When you finish playing one-handed, you
can start again at Tens, but this time you have to play using your
other hand. If you are right-handed you have to use your left hand
to bounce and catch the ball.