Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What to do Wednesday! Thumb Wars

Looking for something to do with your kids? Last week, we went for the tougher of the 2 with arm wrestling. This week, we are down to the thumbs with thumb wrestling or as some like to call it, Thumb Wars!!

A thumb war. A thumb war or thumb wrestling is a children's game played by two players in a tournament called a thumb-a-war (or thumb war) using the thumbs to simulate fighting. The object of the game is to pin the opponent's thumb, often to a count of three.

The players face each other and each holds out their left hand or right hand in a "thumbs up", and they link hands in a monkey grip. The game is typically initiated with both the players uttering the rhyme "One, two, three, four, I declare a thumb war", and their thumbs passing over each other in time with this rhyme. The rhyme is sometimes extended with "Five, six, seven, eight, try to keep your thumb straight.

Remember, it is always cool to let the little ones win, but not every time. You want to think they are seriously winning so don't overdo it.

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