Tag Archives: childhood games


Down by the banks

The informant explained that this is a hand game or clapping game she used to play at summer camp in between activities with the other girls who were in her cabin. Her estimate for when people play it is ages 6-12. You learn it by playing and other children explain it to you. She also… Continue Reading »

Pen Fight – School Game

Context: My informant, AS, is a 19-year-old Indian male who grew up in Mumbai, though he has lived in Southern California for the past three years. He went to a private school in Mumbai, and this game was played at his school, as well as other schools. This piece was collected during a facetime call,… Continue Reading »

Bo Bo Ski Rotten

Background The informant, Katie, is a childhood friend of the interviewer. They grew up next door to each other and have been friends for sixteen years. Context Katie discusses a childhood game that her and the interviewer used to play with their friends on the playground in Elementary and Middle School.  Transcript  “We would all… Continue Reading »

Tripas de Pollo

Background: Informant is a Mexican American who was originally born in Mexico, but came to the United States when he was young. Since he stayed in Mexico for a bit of his childhood he learned a lot of games. Main Piece: Interviewer: What are some childhood games you remember playing? Informant: I remember a game… Continue Reading »

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 »