Tag Archives: Hand games


Pikachu

Background: Informant is a 22 year old American who has lived in California his whole life. Main Piece: Interviewer: Do you remember any games you played during your childhood? Informant: I remember a hand game I use to play with my sister. It was called Pikachu. Interviewer: How do you play pikachu? Informant: Pikachu is… Continue Reading »

“Black and White” Chinese Children’s Game

[The subject is MW. Her words are bolded, mine are not.] Context: MW is my grandmother, who was born in Shanghai and then lived in Hong Kong later on in her youth. She moved to San Francisco as a young adult and has lived in the Bay Area for the last six decades. She is… Continue Reading »

Clapping game rhyme/song

Context: The informant is an 11 year old girl of Pakistani descent. She is a 6th grader at a public school in Torrance, CA.  Her social groups include friends of many different religious and ethnic backgrounds. The following clapping rhyme is a two-person game she learned in first grade. Content: “Lemonade, iced tea Coca-cola, Pepsi Lemonade,… Continue Reading »

Clapping game rhyme/song

Context: The informant is a Pakistani-American 11-year-old girl and a 6th grader at a public school in Torrance, CA.  The following clapping rhyme is a two-person game she learned in first grade. Content: “I went to a Chinese restaurant To buy a loaf of bread, bread, bread She asked me what my name was And… Continue Reading »