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Thread #46932   Message #1740924
Posted By: GUEST,amie
15-May-06 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: Child's Game: Elastics
Subject: RE: Child's Game: Elastics
in Yorkshire, UK the girls in the primary school i teach at still play elastics but they call it french skipping, im desperate 2 find them new rhymes as all they ever sing is
england
ireland
scotland
wales
inside outside inside on!

and im getting a pro at that one now (though cant do it when they get 2 the thighs, not as fit as i was when i was 7!)

also, the complex sequence for double ball twosies was
plainy (just throwing the ball)
over (throwing the ball overhand)
upsies (essentially juggling)
dropsy (letting the ball bounce once b4 u catch it)
slamsy (bouncing the ball against the floor b4 it hits the wall)
legsy (bouncing it under 1 leg)
rainbow (bouncing it under the other leg)
archy bouncing it through both legs with both feet on the floor0

u had to do 5 of each then 4 then 3 then 2 then 1
if u dropped it halfway through the cycle, say u were doing 3s but dropped it on slamsy then u had 2 start ur 3s again from plainy

god how sad am i?!?!?