I'm sure that Hispanic children have versions of childhood games similar to those of British children. Any anecdotes or information about variations of the game, or different games, that anyone remembers about their childhood, would be interesting. What would be the names and vocabulary needed to play, for example, the following games : Hunt the thimble (an item is hidden in a confined space like a room, and the finder is directed to locate it by being given verbal clues along the lines of 'no, cold, colder, freezing, warmer, hot, boiling, you're burning ...' (burning being when the person has virtually touched the item). Musical chairs (children dance or run round chairs which number one less than the number of kids. When the music stops they all grab a chair, and the one who doesn't get one is 'out', or has to perform a penalty or forfeit). Grandmother's (or Grandfather's) Footsteps (One person stands at one end of the room, while the others creep up behind. If any are seen to be moving when the Grandfather at the end turns round unexpectedly they are sent back to the back of the room). You can play a similar version to this using time called What's the Time Mr. Wolf? Blind Man's Buff (one child is blindfolded and has to catch others in a confined space by using sound and movement). Look forward to hearing from you before my next class of 'chicos'!