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Children’s Water Games in the Summer in Russia

There are plenty of games on the water, which bring great joy to the kids, and also help them develop.

Granny Planted Peas

This is, perhaps, the most popular water game. It can be played by several kids, or by one kid and an adult. All water games have to take place under a close supervision of an adult.

If there are several kids playing, they enter the water to the waist and hold hands.

Then they say a poem together. In the beginning they are assisted by an adult, and then when they memorize it, they say a poem by themselves:

Granny planted peas:

Hop (they dip in the water with their heads) – hop (they jump out)  

Hop (they dip in the water with their heads) – hop (they jump out)  

Ceiling collapsed:  

Hop – hop.

Hop – hop.

Granny walked, walked, walked (kids dance in a circle in the water)  

Found a cake.

Sat down, sat, ate it (kids dip a little, but not with their heads)

And then kept on walking (kids dance in a circle in the water in the other direction)

Granny sat on the toe and then on the heel,

Started dancing and squatting (kids jumping all together as high as possible).

By themselves kids play like that: they say the first phrase “Granny planted peas” – and dive in.

Bear Came to the Ford…

Bear Came to the Ford...

The game is played by an adult and a child. The game is very, very liked by kids.

An adult holds the kid by hands, reciting the following poem:

“Bear came to the ford,

Climbed on deck (baby is lifted by the arms or even planted on the knees)

Splashed into the water! (kid jumps into the water)

Oh, he got wet wet wet (the kid walks in the water a little)

And he got sad sad sad

He got wet, sad, got out, dried, (baby is placed on his legs)

Climbed on deck (baby is lifted by the arms or even planted on the knees)

Splashed into the water! (and again the kid jumps into the water) …

Kids quickly memorize this poem and joyfully wait for the adult to say “Plop!”

The game is repeated until the adult has the strength to play, because kids can play this game forever.

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