CRIPPLING: The children rule a rectangle on the cement and using parallel lines , they divide it into 4 parts , the stairs. The first 3 should be equivalent to one another , but the last one is about 3x bigger than the others and it is called king. The children number the stairs and they take it off for the turn to be determined, but every child gets to play and take a turn. The child who goes first , takes a small flat stone , which is called the team and throw it to the first stair. Then, crippling with his or her left leg he/she jumps with the right one from one stair to another stair. When he/she reaches the king he/she can rest or turn , trying not to put down the curved leg . Then he/she makes the same road backwards crippling, and when he/she reaches the stair where the stone is , he/she hits it with the edge of his/her shoe , throwing it out , he/she jumps and steps on it . The same should he/she does with the rest stairs. The child who is playing , must not put down his/her clippled leg , step with his/her good leg some line or throw the team on a line. If he/she makes a mistake, he/she loses his/her turn and the next child plays. If the child finishes with all the stairs without making a single mistake, he/she makes a rubo. The child who collects three rubos is the winner of the game.
Caps: This game is played outside. Two players are allowed to play this game at a time. Both players have their own cap. They sit down about 2 feet away from each other. In the middle there should be a hole 2cm deep. The players play in turns. In the beginning the first player pushes his cap towards the hole. The first player that manages to push his cap into the hole wins. This game is for ages 6 years and older.
Hopscotch: Draw 8 squares or more on the ground with the chalk. The squares must be one on the left and one on the right and show a rectangle. Put the rock in front of the first square. Then move towards the first square, jump on your leg and try to push the rock with one leg into the first square. Then, if you started from the left square, push the rock to the right and vice versa. You must push the rock into all the squares without moving it out of the square. If you push the rock out of the square that you want to move into, you lose. It is played in Greece, just as it is played here in the United States.
Online Greek lessons for kids: dinolingo.com