Here’s some fun music, games, and movement to get you moving as you learn about Chile!
Chile Movement Activities
Like in much of the world, soccer is the most popular sport in Chile. However, the national sport is not actually soccer – it’s Chilean rodeo! Tennis is the country’s most successful sport.
Play: Hit the Penny (Source)
What You Need: 2-3 foot long stick, pennies, piece of chalk
How to Play:
- Bury the bottom of the stick in the ground so that it is standing upright.
- Draw a circle around the stick about 3 feet in diameter.
- Place a penny on top of the stick.
- Give each player a penny. Players take turns throwing their penny at the stick to try to knock of the penny on top of the stick. Players earn a point if they knock the penny out of the circle, but do not earn points if the penny falls within the circle.
Chilean Music for Kids
Don’t forget to listen to some Chilean music while doing your activities! Here are some options:
Chilean National Anthem
Ana Tijoux Activist Music
Chilean Movement Activities for Kids
Cueca: National Dance of Chile
Cueca is the national dance of Chile and has African and indigenous roots. Here’s a video of it, and a Spanish mini course on how to do it yourself. Even if you don’t speak the language, you’ll be able to follow the steps!