ERIC Number: ED220249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Game for Anything: Multi-Cultural Games and Activities for Children.
Russell, Anna Rita
A collection of Native and newcomer Canadian children's activities and games have been gleaned from various cultural sources for children to benefit from Alberta's diversity of ethnic groups. The handbook forms a framework for the teacher/parent to organize activities for children allowing change and modification if necessary. The first section describes Indian activities such as intertribal gambling games (Bone Dice, Onesteh, Cheekahkwanug), guessing games (Gaquitt), traditional sports (Lacrosse, Papassi Kawan, Snow Snake), potato stamp technique used for decorating basketry, and face painting used during ceremonial dances, battle, and times of mourning. Recipes for Native dishes (Sunflower Seed Cake, Corn Chowder, Yellow Squash Soup) concludes this section. The second section consists of games (La Mora, Shangai, Tag, Quattro Cantoni, and various versions of Hopscotch), recipes (Slemp, Tortelli, Yogurt Torte, Egyptian Halvah, Crackling Bananas), and crafts (kites, origami, weaving, apple dolls, Ojo de Dios, woolen yarn pictures) from various customs and traditions that people from other countries brought to Canada. Descriptions of games include a brief history of origin, equipment to use (if any), objective of the game, and how to play the game. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Canada Natives, Cultural Activities, Cultural Influences, Dutch Culture, Elementary Secondary Education, Eskimos, Food, Foreign Countries, Games, Handicrafts, Latin American Culture, Multicultural Education
Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, 4-116 Ed. N., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5 ($9.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Faculty of Education.; Alberta Association for Young Children, Edmonton.