"Taste" of Ghana
- Ghana has many different tribes. For
example, Ashanti, Ewe, Fante, Ga ect.
- Ghana became the first black colony to win
- About a quarter of the people live in
poverty, in areas ranging from the dry rolling northern savanna to
the humid forests of the southwest.
12 to 20 children
8-12 years old
This game is from Ghana. Da Ga means "boa constrictor" which is
found rarely in the United States.
How to Play
- Make an area about 10 feet square on the
ground. This is called the " Home of the Snake".
- Choose one player to stand inside the
"Home of the Snake." All the other players should surround this
- The first player reaches out and tries to
touch any of the players. If touched, that player joins the player
on the inside. The two hold hands and and then reach out (using
only the free hand) to try and touch the other players.
- The remaining players must stay close to
the outside of the home of the snake. While they are on the
outside, they can sing, dance, or skip to avoid the players in the
- The last player left begins to form a new
snake in the next game.
Darlene Powell, Hopson, Dr. Derek S., and Clavin, Thomas. "Juba This
and Juba That" Simmon and Schuster, 1996. p. 39
This game comes from Ghana. It is a game that helps with
coordination and agility. (Great for P.E.)
How to Play
- Choose one player to be the leader, and
the others stand in a semicircle, with the leader facing the
player at either end of the group.
- The leader and the player both clap hands.
Then they jump in place at the same time. Then they jump and
thrust one foot forward.
- If the two have put the same foot forward,
the leader is out and the player takes her place. If they have
thrust a different feet forward, the leader moves to the next
player and the same routine begins.
- A point is scored every time the leader is
successful. Every player takes a turn as a leader. The one who
scores the most points wins.
Source: Hopson, Dr. Darlene
Powell, Hopson, Dr. Derek S., and Clavin, Thomas. "Juba This and Juba
That" Simmon and Schuster, 1996. p. 17