Title: Children's Folkgames 2000


Subject Area: Childrens Folkgames

Specific Topic: Arts, Language and Social Studies


  • Children will learn interviewing skills and techniques.
  • Children will learn to respect and recognise the contribution of older people.
  • Children will record the everyday games that they play.
  • Children will research and record the games played by parents and older relations and neighbours.
  • Art and photography - Children will create new images and ideas by combining the experience acquired in their games.
  • Children will learn about social change - old games V's modern games.
  • Children will learn the differences between urban / rural games.
  • Children will anticipate the type of games in the future.

    Age group:
    8 years and up

    Prerequisite resources
  • Library
  • Old school magazines; Old additions "Irelands Own" etc.
  • Interviews with older relations and neighbours

    Use of Technology

  • Editing a universal anthology with children's folk games, artworks and photographs.
  • Tape recorder - to carry out interviews.
  • A recorded tape of the edited work.
  • A web site - to display finished work.

    Management - How will the project happen
  • Preparation in the classroom - students write out games as played by themselves
  • Students collect the games played by parents and Grandparents
  • Students work in the classroom and computer lab,
  • Time Scale - October 98 April 99

  • Hard Copy
  • Web Site

  • Pupils used their language skills to interview people in the locality.
  • Pupils had opportunity to discuss the games and note similarities and differences.
  • Different games were noted & discussed from different parts of the country.
  • Pupils learnt about Ireland long ago & contrasted it with our present experience.
  • Skills of editing were used to write up the games
    A valuable collection of the counting out rhymes, tongue twisters and games as played by a the Third Class of 1999/2000 is available.
    Tape not yet recorded.
    The Children's Folkgames site was not updated since the very beginning and none of the new games are on the site.
C.B.S. Ennis
SIP 058
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