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Children's ball game - we called it "tensies"

Discussion in 'Personal' started by buntycat, May 22, 2010.

  1. I want to teach the kids.
    You bounce the ball in 10 seccessively harder ways, 10 repetitions of each
    oneseies - you just bounced the ball 10 times
    twosies - you bounced the ball and clapped 10 times
    threesies - I think you bounced the ball under your leg then bounced it normally 10 times
    I can't remember the rest, but there was some with throwing it up in the air and turning round and other things.
    Can anyone remember it?
     
  2. I want to teach the kids.
    You bounce the ball in 10 seccessively harder ways, 10 repetitions of each
    oneseies - you just bounced the ball 10 times
    twosies - you bounced the ball and clapped 10 times
    threesies - I think you bounced the ball under your leg then bounced it normally 10 times
    I can't remember the rest, but there was some with throwing it up in the air and turning round and other things.
    Can anyone remember it?
     
  3. Oh yes! It's what semi's were designed for. All that echo and boom!
    We played it for endless hours, mum must have regretted teaching us how!
    Not sure I remember allthe variations either.

    We also played jacks and cats cradle (which is getting a bit of revival in college) and elastics!
    Ah, what fun, what energy!
     
  4. OMG! Again Google is your friend
    Onesies: Throw the ball at the wall and catch it before it hits ground.
    Twosies: Throw the ball, let it bounce once between the line and the wall, and catch it. Repeat.
    Threesies: Throw the ball, clap three times, and catch the ball before it bounces. Repeat three times.
    Foursies: Throw the ball, twirl your hands around each other four times, then catch the ball before it bounces. (Four times, and so on.)
    Fivesies: Throw under one leg and catch it before it bounces.
    Sixies: Throw the ball behind your back or over one shoulder and catch it before it bounces.
    Sevensies: Throw the ball, turn, clap twice, turn again, and catch the ball before it bounces.
    Eightsies: Throw the ball, bring up your right foot and touch your ankle, bring up your left foot and touch your ankle, and catch the ball on the first bounce.
    Ninesies: Throw the ball, spin around, and catch the ball before it hits the ground.
    Tensies: Bounce the ball seven times on the ground, slap it off the wall with one hand, and catch it before it bounces. Can you do this one ten times?
     
  5. That's really kind, pobble, but i wanted the one that you play on the floor only. The neighbours won't be happy about walls!
     
  6. We didn't call them by numbers. We called the game two ball, and we had names for
    We had plainy - which was just 2 balls against the wall.
    We had droppy - which was when you threw the ball against the wall and let it drop and bounce off the ground and then catch it.
    We had drainpipe, where you kind of threw it straight up the wall, and let it fall straight to the ground and then catch it.
    We had underleg - where you throw it under your leg and against the wall and then catch it.
    Turny where you throw it against the wall and turn around and catch it.
    Pipey where you didn't hit the wall but just threw each ball up in the air and caught them, one after the other.
    Dashy - where you throw the ball towards the wall, but bounce it off the ground first, then it bounces up and hits the wall, and bounces off the wall and you catch it.
     
  7. Clearly you went to the same schools as me DogLover

    We had songs

    Drink a pint of milk a day M I L K was one and you did the action on the M I L K


    also we would play in a row and pass the balls along

    song for that was

    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Next door neighbour carry on

    Actions on the gospels and pass the balls on the Carry On
     
  8. I played the same one as DL and RF. I used to play it against our own wall, so no complaints. Many a happy hour spent playing it - I was a solitary child.
     
  9. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Lead commenter

    Not sure here
    Did anyone ever play a game we played in liverpool callen Queeny I
    Queeny I, queeny I, whose got the ball,
    I havent got it
    Isnt in my pocket
    queenyI
    Queeny I
    Whose got the ball?
    or a skipping game
    One two three malera?
     
  10. We used to spend a lot of time jumping backwards over elastic bands

    And double dutching
     
  11. French skipping. Getting our mums to buy yards of elastic to make into french skipping. And putting it round the legs of chairs to play it on your own at home. A bit of practice never hurt no-one.[​IMG]
     
  12. We used to play LONDON - each letter was chalked on the cobbles of the back street in a line going away from you. A small stone was thrown on to the first letter and you had to hop over that letter and then bounce the ball and hop on each letter to the end of the word and back then pick up the stone. You then did it again but onto the 2nd letter. Sounds simple but the cobbles weren't flat and were of different sizes so the ball could bounce off in odd directions.
     
  13. olds, I did. I'm a scouser too!
    Another one for balls against a wall
    Betty Grable is a star
    S T A R.....

    skipping:
    I had a little bubble
    Number 48
    I went around the coooooooorner
    and jammed on the
    BRAKE


    As for not using a wall, that would be jacks, wouldn't it??
     
  14. Sorry!
     
  15. I remember lots of clapping songs.
    One started "My boyfriend's name is Leslie, he looks like Elvis Presley.."
    Also, Skipping to: "Cinderella kissed a fella, how many kisses did she get..one, two..etc"
    I'm sure this stuff helped us to burn off all the lard we were fed, if nothing else!
     
  16. Penny, wasn't the Cinderella one longer?

    Cinderalla
    Dressed in yeller
    went upstairs to
    kiss her feller
    By mistake she kissed a snake
    how many doctors did it take?
    1...2...3...4...

    Or
    I'm a little Dutch girl
    Dressed in blue
    Here are the things
    I like to do
    Salute to the captain
    Bow to the queen
    Turn my back
    On the submarine
    I can do the tap dance
    I can do the split
    I can do the holka polka
    Just like this

    Or My mommy told me,
    If I was good-y
    She would buy me,
    A rubber dolly.
    My auntie told her,
    I kissed a soldier.
    Now she won't buy me,
    A rubber dolly.
    Oh God! I need a skipping rope... Oh! I have one [​IMG]
     
  17. I'm inspired Pobble! Just off to the gym with my friend. This will definitely liven things up today[​IMG]
     
  18. Clapping songs .... I had forgotten those
     
  19. joli2

    joli2 New commenter

    3, 6, 9
    The goose drank wine
    The monkey chewed tobacco on the street car line
    The line broke
    The monkey did choke
    And they all went to heaven in a little row boat
    Clap clap
    Clap clap
     
  20. Honey Loop

    Honey Loop New commenter

    A two ball song -
    My mother's a secretary
    A very important secretary
    And if you think it's necessary
    Look it up in a dictionary
    (actions on the 'ary' bits)

    And -
    plainsy mississippi if you miss the beat you're out
    upsies mississippi if you miss the beat you're out
    overs mississippi...
    bakers mississippi (like plainsy, but one handed)
    butchers (like overs but one handed)
    dropsies (let the ball drop to the ground before catching)
    unders (under the raised leg)
    bridges (through the legs
    back bridge (bridges facing away from the wall)

    Oh, I want to find two tennis balls and budump-budump-budump..against the side of my house *sighs all nostalgically*
     

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