This is a easy Japanese activity game which only needs some space and a newspaper or normal paper.
– Newspaper, paper or even a leaf
– Space for running
How to play
Place the newspaper (paper or leaf will be OK too) on the kids chest. The goal now is to run without letting the newspaper fall. Of course it is not allowed to use the hands after the game started. The kid or team if you split up in teams (how to pick teams in a nice way) with the most kids having the newspaper on their chest after a given time wins.
Don´t let the newspaper drop and don´t use your hands!
There are as many variations as there are running games. Some examples are:
A race from A to B with the newspaper on the chest.
Play tag with the newspaper on the chest. The kid who drops the newspaper needs to stop moving.
Split your group of kids up into teams. The goal is to bring a small object from A to B one after another with the newspaper on the chest. If the newspaper drops the kid will need to go back to A and start again.
If you know that game from a different country leave a comment and share your experience.
Have fun playing the game – and don´t forget: Play with your kids!