In honour of International Children’s Day and our passion for play, we thought we would explore how different kids play around the world! With the help of Aunt Nellie, a renowned explorer from The Peekabeans Club, we’ll be sharing fun ways children play in countries across the world from November 20th - 26th. Today we are visiting… Ghana!
Hi explorers! Today we're discovering the country of Ghana! Ghana is in the subregion of West Africa. Ghana is known for its lush forests, diverse animal life and miles of beautiful sandy beaches along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
In Ghana, children are often seen playing a popular game called Ampe! Ampe is a rhythmic game that includes clapping, jumping, dancing and singing. Ampe is a great game to play at any moment because no equipment is needed. All you need is you and a friend or two!
HOW TO PLAY "AMPE"
To begin, a leader is chosen and he or she stands opposite their first opponent. They both jump up, clapping and kicking one of their feet forward. If the leader has put the same foot forward as their opponent, the leader wins a point and moves to the next player. If their feet are different, the opponent becomes the new leader. Someone keeps score and the first person to reach a pre-determined number of points is the winner!
Check out the video below showing how to play Ampe.
GHANA, AFRICA COLOURING SHEET
Alongside celebrating children around the world through featuring different ways kids play, we wanted to create something for your little ones to play with while learning about somewhere new. So, we created a Colouring Sheet of Ghana, Africa! Click below to download and save the PDF, then print and get colouring!
Who's Aunt Nellie?
Aunt Nellie is a world renowned explorer and a member of The Peekabeans Club! She is always on the move and her curiosity has no end! Learn more about Aunt Nellie and the Peekabeans Club at www.peekabeansclub.com.