|by Amy, Laurie, Dana, Katie||Germantown Academy 6th grade||1996|
State the name of your game and why you chose it.
The name of our game is Kulit K'rang. We chose it because it looked fun. We could get all of the materials and everybody could play it.
List the countries where it is played and its origin.
Its origins are in Indonesia. It is also played in other parts of Southeast Asia.
Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.
- Six or more people sit in a circle.
- You give each player 10-15 pieces (beans or shells) and put 20 in the container in the middle.
- The first player places a bouncy ball on the back of his/her hand.
- With a quick motion he/she tosses the piece in the air, grabs another piece from their pile on front of them and then catches the falling piece.
- If the player succeeds in catching the falling piece they get to take a piece from the bowl but if they fail they must put a piece into the bowl.
- The next player gets their turn.
- The game is over when the bowl in the middle is empty.
- The winner is the person who ends up with the most beans.
List the equipment needed.
- seashells, dried beans
- bouncy ball
- basket, box or bowl
Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?
Katie: An athlete with good hand-eye coordination would enjoy this game because you use that talent when you catch the bean. You might not want to play this game in the grass just in case you dropped a bean you might not be able to find it. I would suggest playing this game on a hard and flat surface.
Amy : I think that athletes with a lot of hand -eye coordination such as soccer players, football players, basketball players or baseball players would do very well at this game.
What are your feelings about this game? Did you enjoy playing it? Would you recommend it?
Katie: My feeling about this game is that I think that it will be fun to play. It is a very interesting game. I would probably not play with either too many or too little people though I think this game is an easy and fun game for all ages. It is not a very complicated game and it is easy to learn how to play.
Dana: I feel this game is like jacks. Both Kulit K'rang and jacks use the same principles. The only major difference is with jacks you don't use the bowl in the middle.
Amy: I tried this game at home with bouncy balls and learned it fast. At first I got frustrated, but I think this game will be easy for kids in my gym lass. I think you could use this game for people who have not-so-good hand-eye coordination. They could learn how to play and help themselves to develop those skills.
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