Playing Together with Kids in LesothoPrint this Page
- By Madeline Uraneck
- Country: Lesotho
- Dates of Service: 2006-2009
- Related Publication: Ebook | Playing Together with Kids,
My name is Madeline. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the African country of Lesotho. This is a picture of me learning to cook outdoors. I'm making Mothoho, which is a hot and tasty breakfast cereal.
Do you like to play? Just like you, children in the country of Lesotho love to play.
Almost always, children in the villages make their own toys. Have you ever made a toy?
Big boys often make cars out of wire for little boys. Mojelefa is making a car for Kabello.
Kabello can make the car turn right and left. He drives it all around the village.
Boys can roll these pretend "cars" very fast. It's hard to keep the wheels from falling over, but they do it very well.
Zweleka and Kefue are best friends. Who is your best friend?
These girls love to play house. They spend hours building pretend houses. Have you ever played house?
This is the inside of their house, made from things they've found here and there.
Do you ever make things from old stuff you've found?
Jump rope is fun, no matter where you live. This rope is made of woven grass, but it works just great.
Teboho made this guitar. Have you ever made an instrument? What instrument can you play?
Matseliso made her own doll. She wanted the face to be the same color as her face. What's the coolest thing you've ever made?
Can you see the lines on the ground? These children are playing hop-scotch. Do you know how to play hop- scotch?
Children love to play singing and jumping games. These girls are playing a singing game.
Children in Lesotho are very good at singing and dancing. They do modern dances and sometimes they do dances that are hundreds of years old that they learned from their parents and their grandparents.
No matter where in the world you live, playing is so much fun!^ Back to Top