Cape Verdean Outdoor Field Game: 35
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Cape Verdean Outdoor Field Game: 35

Game 35 – Trinta e Cinco or thirty five is a game from Cabo Verde island in West Coast of Africa that I learned in my childhood. All the time, rain or shine we used to go outside with group of friends, and we used to play it for as long as the sun shined that day. I remember it very vivid, in between our classes break in school when growing up, we used to go to any open field gather some objects to make up the perimeter of the game and we would then start having so much fun playing it all together.Height, weight, age won’t matter, as long as you are able to run, or move fast. This game despite a great fun activity is also an optimum exercise activity. It promotes good health, high level of endorphin that brings happiness. This game could increase some elements of physical fitness such as agility, coordination, increase in focus capability, speed, strength and endurance.Game 35 doesn’t require a lot, and maybe zero money to play it. You will only need some friends, an open space, and a few more stuff that I will explain in the next steps below, and voila you’re ready to play. If you want to learn it, continue reading!Teacher NotesTeachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.Step 1: What Will You NeedIn order to play the game 35 you will need:-to be outside, preferably in a open grass, or sand field.-to have 5 equal or similar objects to put on the ground in a rectangle shape to construct the area of the game, preferably rocks since it wont move easily and is visible. You also could use shoes or anything that you can see from a good distance.- a small soft ball. We used to use ball made of socks which was lighter it traveled relatively faster and it wouldn’t hurt anyone upon impact. I will show you how to do a ball made of socks. -two teams – A and B – One team trowing the ball across the area with the intention of hitting the opposite team, the other team running and dodging the ball,while acquiring points adding to 35.Step 2: Go to an Open FieldA grassy area, will make a good place to play, because it is mostly free of obstructions, and softer impact in case of someone falling on the ground.Don’t play where could be cars passing by! Since when running fast you could be di
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