THE GAME OF THE ROUND STONE (TEMALACACHTLE)
From Milpa Alta, Southern of Mexico City.
Players: Single or Multiplayer activity.
Elements: Pieces of tile (original format) or small rocks.
The purpose of the game is to junp, one by one, all the squares drawn like forming the traditional "avioncito" from Mexico. Several squares similar to the Taking turns, each player has to throw a rock from the starting line of the first square to the first line of the second square. After that, players have to jump by using only one leg. They will try to take out the rock from the square through one of the borderlines of the square. The most excitng and most difficult part of the game is that players cannot put down their leg unless they have thrown out the rock from the square.
Listening to the teacher and analyzing the circuit.
Everybody enjoyed and learned that Pre-Hispanic tradidtions such as this one have to continue from generation to generation. It's up to us to contiue with them.
Pushing it to the limit while jumping! Athletic skills were a common fact that day! Kids stayed a long time playing "Temalacachtle".