Mudcat Café message #2286014 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46932   Message #2286014
Posted By: GUEST,Cathy
12-Mar-08 - 12:47 AM
Thread Name: Child's Game: Elastics
Subject: RE: Child's Game: Elastics
We played French Skipping when I was a little girl in Kenya in the 1960s. I went to Hospital Hill School in Nairobi, which was run along the British educational system. My friends were British, Asian (Indian), and African. I was almost the only American. I loved French Skipping but could never quite get up to chesties! For years I have tried to remember how we played it -- the rules, the rhymes. I'm so glad I found this site. We used a long piece of elastic like you would find at the top of your knickers! We knotted it in one place. By the end of the day, it would be red with the color of the Kenyan soil. I have never seen French Skipping played in America where I live now, but I am going to introduce that brilliant game as soon as I can. Love to all!