Thailand Movement Activities
Thai Folk Dance
Play: Children’s Thailand Folk Games
- Suakinkon is one of the traditional games in Thailand. Children form two lines with enough space in the middle for others to pass through the middle. Two children are chosen to be the tigers and pass through the two lines. The other children act as villagers and cross the line as the tigers come through. As he/she goes through, the tiger tries to catch the villagers on the way. Villagers who cannot escape become the tiger and have to catch the other villagers. The child who continues to escape the tigers wins at the end.
- Quar Luke Pawn is a relay game using 2 balloons and 2 brooms. After splitting into two teams, children take turns sweeping the balloons with a broom and moving them forward and then switch with the next person. The losing team then piggybacks the winning team from the start to the goal. The game is fun and is a popular activity on sports days.
- “Remove the Snake Tail Game” is a popular game in Thailand. Children separate into 3 groups: father snakes, mother snakes and child snakes. After all the children finish singing, the father snakes try to catch the child snakes who are being protected by the mother snakes. In this game, the mother snakes are responsible for protecting the children snakes. The game is similar to “Hana Ichi Monme” in Japan.