This Stiod was a bit fun, and I applied it at once.
We got those big chocolate eggs, typical in Brazil, to the children. When I saw the plastic “mugs” that help to keep the eggs standing, I just thought I could do something with them – hard plastic with common sizes and shapes. The first thing that came to my mind was using them to build a lamp or some decoration object.
The kids were to get bored and instead, I realized that we’d got a homogeneous set of “totems” perfect to play an old game we used to when I and my sisters were teens.
The players sit in a circle and each one hold a “totem” (it could be a box of matches, a cup etc.) in one hand.
All (or almost all) sing and a song. Following the song, the players pass their objects to the next person in the circle.
The lyrics points out when the movement stops (take it out! put it back), and when it changes ( “zig zig zá”) and the players all make a back and forth movement with the object, without passing it to the next person. The traditional way of doing it is repeating the sequence again and again, and substituting the lyrics for “la la la” or silently.
The lyrics we sing translated to English. (listen to the melody here)
Slaves of Job
Take it out, put it back, leave it on
Warriors with warriors do zig zig za
Warriors with warriors do zig zig za.*I have no idea of what caxangá means.