Fun Swedish Games for Youth – Swedish culture for kids
Three fun activities that are played in Sweden go by the name of “Maypole”, “Blindbock”, and “Kubb”. Although maypole is a game that is popular to let children play on “May Day” in Sweden, many kids still engage in the activity on a regular spring day. For this game, an adult must erect a pole outside in dirt or sand so that it is sticking out, and tie six or seven ribbon ends to the pole. Allow the children to dance around the pole to music until all of their ribbons are completely wrapped around the pole. The pole will then be decorated. Another jovial activity called kubb, is compared to bowling, yet different in which the object is to knock over blocks by tossing sticks at them. It’s simple, yet a Swedish childhood favorite. Blindbock is compared to “Marco Polo,” the difference is that this game is played on solid ground and nobody hides. One child blindfolds the other child and spins them around two times. The child then has to tap another child, but there’s a catch to it. The child is still blindfolded and can only find another child to tap by listening to the sound of their voices. It challenges the child’s attention and hearing capabilities, but in a fun way.