Posted: 12 Apr 2017 05:48 PM PDT
For the letter K, in keeping with my theme of revisiting/remaking childhood memories with my kids, I have kho-kho (a traditional Indian sport similar to tag). According to online sources, this game is one of the oldest forms of outdoor sport, tracing it's roots probably in the game called Rathera, played during the time of the Mahabharatha with raths (or chariots). Early versions of the game were almost rule-free and the first ever rules for the game were published from Gymkhana Baroda, in 1924.
How to play the game: Bare-bones version below and for a more detailed version, you can look up many resources online, including here.
Our version of the game on the playground when we were kids normally ended up being - two teams of any number of players that were there (but at least 5-6 in each team), any field size that worked for us, and the rules were mostly followed..:) but we had lots of fun and I hope to introduce the game to my kids to play with their friends.
The video below mentions teams of 9 players each (but this could mean the 9 active players). This video does a good job of illustrating the rules and how to play the game.
Another video featuring part of a kho-kho match in India
Q to the reader: What was a favorite outdoor childhood sport? Playing hide and seek outside at night in the dark was a fun one for us (especially when there were power cuts and the moon was just bright enough but not a full moon!)
Signing off on the letter K as I continue on the #AtoZChallenge and #UltimateBloggingChallenge
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