As children entertained themselves long before computer games
Today's children do not need too much strain to invent entertainment - would be the Internet. Whether business in the good old days, when the younger generation had to show incredible ingenuity to escape from boredom. Below you will find the seven long-forgotten ways in which children are entertained long before you finally move into the World Wide Web:
1. Related Bird
If you read the title you thought that this game had to come from somewhere to get out, then you lack the imagination. In 1907 he published a book with games for children's parties. One of these games were the following rules: "Wrists and ankles of the child playing the role of" poultry "should be tightly bound, elbows are lowered below the knees. Then the stick is taken and is threaded over the elbow, behind the knees and on the second elbow, as shown in the picture. " Two prepared so the children put together. The challenge is that, in terms only the toes, knock the opponent down.
2. Grab and push
In the old days children did not have computer games, where they could splash out aggression, and she came out of them naturally. In 1921, the game of "grab and pull" has been recommended as an ideal sports for students.
The two teams lined up in rows facing each other. was a line is drawn between them. The aim was to catch any opposing team member and to win over to their side. The game ended at that moment, when on the losing side was only one player. What happened to the remaining players this further in the recommendations was not specified.
This game was incredibly popular among boys ages 19-20. The bottom line was to take turns to perform a series of shots with a penknife with increasing complexity: right hand, left hand, from behind, holding a knife between your ear and shoulder, and so on.
Each successive knife had to fall and stuck in the ground next to the previous one. Some very brave guys throwing knives so that they were stuck in millimeters from the fingers of their own feet - the closer, the more chances of winning. Moreover whose knife landed right leg, the prize will automatically accrue to.
4. The Stumps tin
Surely you imagine something like the poor children of the city suburbs, chasing licked up to shine a tin can in the absence of the ball. In fact, this game is more like hide and seek.
All but one master, hiding. Lead had to find all the children (which, if desired, allowed to cross from place to place). Point went to "jail."
But more often than all the efforts of the master are in vain, because at any time the remaining "free" child could run to standing in plain view bank and kick her. If this happens, the master had to go correct bank, and "prisoners" fled in all directions, and it all started again.
Adults who carry a child to play this game, and remember that in most cases, it ends when leading lost hope and patience and went home.
5. Reach the goal of
Children lined up and moving alternately, had to get to the goal ahead. The problem was that none of the subsequent movement is not repeated. If you are at the end of the queue, then you would have to, for example, jumping on one leg, clapping his hands over his head. This game brings the audience no less joy than the players. This is one of the few sports to participate in which permit girls.
This game amused even adults uncle forty years old, which by the end of the workweek bothered any office ceremony, and wanted to "weaken the ties." On the neck two players wore the belt, and everyone was trying to pull the opponent on your side. At this time the "support group" should encourage players joyful barking dogs.
7. Guess who hit
It was one of the most popular entertainment in the Victorian era. Players sit in a circle, one lays his head on someone's lap and the other in turn beat the poor man's back, demanding that he called the name of strokes. The award winner was the release from further beatings.