Japanese page : Down, Down
How to play and the rules
Everybody sings “What fell? What fell? What did fell?”
The leader says one from “thunder”, “ceiling”, and “apple”.
The other children strike a pose which the leader said.
When the leader says, “Thunder!”, you strike a pose of hiding your bellybutton.
When the leader says, “Ceiling!”, you strike a pose of holding your head.
When the leader says, “Apple!”, you strike a pose of catching it.
When you did a wrong pose, you lose.
Know-how and the Points
The leader can make a feint, like saying “Apple!” and strike a pose of holding his head or, saying “Ceiling!” and strike a pose of hiding the bellybutton.
Try not to be lured.
You can create the other poses and play.
Information about the thunder.
In Japan, we believe that there lives a god in the thundercloud called “The Kaminari-sama”.
It is said that if the Kaminari-sama can see your bellybutton, he will take it. That means, you have to wear your clothes properly not to catch cold.