What materials do I need?
Many of these African games require no equipment at all to play, just some dirt and stones. Go someplace where there is dirt and stones (this may be the hard part if you live in the city, so consider going to the beach or to a campground). African games you can play in the dirt include marbles, jacks, and mancala.
African games on the playground
If you can’t find anywhere that has dirt and stones, you can still play many of the games – running races, tag (if they let you at your school), jumprope, hacky-sack, and hopscotch are all great games for any playground.
And inside the classroom
If you are stuck inside, or have trouble walking and jumping, you can still play African clapping games and learn to do cat’s-cradle figures, and use a board to play mancala.
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