Blogging A-Z April 2019 Challenge

S My Name Is Saba

                                    Marhabaan Ya Aisdiqa

S my name is Saba

I live in Sakakah, Saudi Arabia

My friend’s name is Sharif

We like to play Ghommemah 

We speak Arabic

And now we’ll say “Wadaeaan

Ghommemah

Sayataru Creation

The “It”player in Ghommemah is blindfolded. The players run around and call out to “It” while “It” chases them. When he tags a player someone, he must guess who it is. If he guesses correctly, that player becomes the tagger. If not, then the game continues.

References

Traditional Games in Saudi Arabia

 

 

 

Welcome to my 2019 Blogging A-Z Challenge. Each day in the the month of April (except Sundays), I will bring you a memory of games and a jump rope song. It is similar to the classic A My Name Is…  Do you recognize the chant? A world of children will greet their friends and skip through the alphabet alliterating their name, a friend’s name, and their home city. They will also state their country, the language they speak, and their favorite game. Descriptions of the games are included. I chose games that are played on playgrounds or streets where children negotiate their teams and terms. You may recognize your favorite games that differ only in name.  As the alphabet progresses, it becomes apparent that the pursuit of laughter and fun are universal.

 

 

Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

Amazon     Barnes & Noble     IndieBound

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.