If you are like most children we've met around the world, then one of your favorite things to do on earth is play! As we searched around the world for children who love to play, we found so many exciting ideas and discovered a wonderful world of creative toys that children just like you made.

Here is where you can find some ideas and directions on how you can make a toy or play a fun game.

Let's start with a game called Da Ga from Ghana...
To play Da Ga
Number of Players: 12 to 20 children
Recommended ages
8-12 years old

This game is from Ghana. Da Ga means "boa constrictor" which is found rarely in the United States.
How to Play

Make an area about 10 feet square on the ground. This is called the " Home of the Snake". Choose one player to stand inside the "Home of the Snake." All the other players should surround this person. The first player reaches out and tries to touch any of the players. If touched, that player joins the player on the inside. The two hold hands and and then reach out (using only the free hand) to try and touch the other players. The remaining players must stay close to the outside of the home of the snake. While they are on the outside, they can sing, dance, or skip to avoid the players in the circle. The last player left begins to form a new snake in the next game.
Source: Hopson, Dr. Darlene Powell, Hopson, Dr. Derek S., and Clavin, Thomas. "Juba This and Juba That" Simmon and Schuster, 1996. p. 39

We are so happy you have joined us on our adventure as we play around the world. As we explore each country, imagine how it would feel to live there. Pack up your imagination, and perhaps an idea for playing of your own. Add the important ingredients for having fun, and before you know it, you'll be playing around the world, too.

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