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Subject: RE: Origins: Concentration (kids' game)
From: GUEST,lovely
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 02:24 PM

I read all of these hoping someone would bring up this sand man thing me and my cousin would do when we were little, one of us would lay down with your eyes closed and the other would pretend to cut your limbs open (with her nail) and then pat down as if she's stuffing sand into your limbs and then pinch places to make it as if she's stitching you back up and when you stood up you would feel like your limbs are super heavy. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I cannot remember how we really did it, but its something like that. I was also looking up to see the children are dying chant one because my boyfriend thought I was crazy because he didn't know what I was talking about. I worked at an elementary school a few years ago as an after school program aide and the girls would always do that one on me during their playground time.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Concentration (kids' game)
From: GUEST,guest- searae
Date: 29 Dec 12 - 02:38 PM

GUEST,lovely

I know what game you mean! I use to play that with the neighborhood kids when I was younger. Slightly different variation, but the same effect. Our version was that a witch kidnapped you and drugged you, either by an apple like Snow White, or she gave you a drink or something. So you would lay down and the other person would tell you the story, they'd softly rub your temples to help you go numb. The story basically went like this:

walking in a forest
old lady walks up to you
she offers you a drink
you drink it and feel woozy
everything spins and you black out
you start to wake up but you can't open your eyes
you hear footsteps walk towards you (person taps foot on ground)
and you hear the old lady's voice say "Now I have a friend to play with, but lets fix you up first"
she takes out her pen and draws out lines on your face, neck, and chest (person take finger and draws dashed lines)
then she takes out her knife and cuts along the lines (person softly drags their fingernail along the lines)
she then starts to stuff you full of random objects, a bicycle, a trash can, a tire, a tea pot, etc (get creative as you "stuff" things into the person)
then she sews you back up (softly pinch and drag your finger along the lines to sew them up)
then she leans down to your ear...
WAKE UP!

then when they sit up they feel really heavy

it was always such a weird story/game...


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Subject: RE: Origins: Concentration (kids' game)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 03:23 AM

Lets see, I played both versions of concentration here & the sandman game (and a different version of that game too).

For starters, concentration.
Our the version I grew up with seems to be quite the mix of versions that I see here.
Ours went something like this...
(you would pound on the persons back to the tune, alternating right fist & left fist)
Concentration, idiodiation
People are dying, children are crying
Crack an egg your head (hits person over the head) let the yolk drip down (runs fingers down neck & back)
Concentration, idiodiation
People are dying, children are crying
Stab a knife on your back (hit their back) let the blood drip down (run fingers down back)
Stab a knife in your back, let the blood drip down
Concentration, idiodiation
People are dying, children are crying
Spiders crawling up your back("walk" up their back with your fingers like a spider) they bite, they bite (pinch them twice)
Spiders crawling down your back, they bite, they bite
You're running up to the top of the empire state building (Move their shoulders back and forth as if they're running) you open the door (take their arm & make them open & close the door) and slam it behind you.
You hear someone scream. You quickly run forward (do the shoulder thing again) and look to the left (move their head) and then to the right (move their head again). Suddenly a little old lady yaps on your shoulder (tap their Shoulder) and she asks if you've seen her purse. You turn around to look for it when she pushes you off the building (shove them hard)
Then you'd ask what color they saw.
Dark blue = drown
Light blue = frozen
Orange/red/yellow = fire
Black = murdered
White = peaceful death
Grey = death by machinery (I have no idea where that came from)
Green/brown = buried alive
Purple = gassed
Purple with speckles = poisoned (for some reason a lot of people got this, so we had to come up with something)

Next concentration form
+ = 3 claps
Concentration + 64 + no repeats + or hesitations
I'll go first + you'll go second + category is + (insert category here)

And now for sandman.
The first version of sand man that I learned wasn't actually sand man.
Here's how it went.
You lay the person down with their eyes closed then tell then this story
Tonight, some man robbed a bank. The police were after him. He didn't know what to do with the money. He stopped at a random house, unfortunately, it was yours. He woke up your parents and asked if he could buy one of their children for a large sum of money. Your parents chose you. So the man took you home and laid you on his couch and cut open your arm (traces line on arm with nail) he then stuffed the money in (pat their arm down), then sewed you back up. (do this with all body parts while explaining like so)
The other version I know is pretty stupid. You lay the person down like before, and pretty much do the same thing, but the story is kinda stupid
You're at a grocery store messing around when you knock a shelf full of cans down onto yourself (pat down their whole body harshly, like cans crashing down. You're then rushed to the hospital. The doctor cuts you open (cuts open all body parts by tracing a finger along them) then you say sandman, sandman (lightly tap your fingers on the body parts you "opened" up) then you say that the surgery is over and that the doctor will sew you up now (lightly pinch as if the sew them up) then you ask them to try and get up.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Concentration (kids' game)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 09:29 AM

Hands up and take a five * clap clap*
names of *clap clap*(category e.g. singers ) *clap clap*
i wanna beat *clap clap*
and to the beat *clap clap*
no hesitation*clap clap*
no demonstration*clap clap*
starting with *clap clap* (name of player) *clap clap* ending with (name of player on the left of the player starting)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Concentration (kids' game)
From: GUEST,Littleton Colorado
Date: 20 Jun 14 - 12:15 PM

When I was in Littleton we played that game but it was 90s.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Concentration (kids' game)
From: GUEST,(guest)Phatmadame Thanxs Everyone!!!
Date: 02 Feb 16 - 12:39 AM

Con-cen-tra-tion(clap,clap,clap)To be won(clap,clap,clap)Thinking of FOODS(clap,clap,clap)No Hesitation(clap,clap,clap)No Demonstration(clap,clap,clap)Let's go(clap,clap,clap)Starting with......


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