Family Game Night - New Zealand Style!

Posted on 1/30/15 by Jackie Dilworth



When is the last time you had a game night? If your family is already gaming gurus, then we have a new one for you try! If you don't have a game night routine, then this windy and snowy weekend is enough of a reason to stay inside and play. If you need extra motivation, check out this article from Family Circle.

MAORI STICK GAME
If you were in the Girl Scouts, perhaps you've played Lummi/ Lemmi Sticks. But did you know that it originates from New Zealand? Traditionally called the Maori stick game, it involves rhythmically tapping and throwing sticks. When it is played as a game, the difficulty or speed should be increased as the music progresses. The aim is to keep going for as long as possible without dropping your sticks. Once you drop your stick, you're out!

We love this game because you don't need to buy anything to play it. In fact, you can make your own game pieces (or sticks!). Grab an empty paper towel roll and use your imagination to decorate it - let your personality shine! For a visual at how it's played, here's a helpful video:


Learn the song here, and stay tuned for our monthly game night ideas from all over the world!
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