Bring the world to your backyard with these 10 games

Introduce children to international cultures with these fun competitions from around the globe.

Global sports competitions usually happen far from your child's backyard. But kids can still experience the friendly competitive spirit and cultural diversity by staging their own Backyard Games. Playing games from other countries like the ones below can be a launching pad for learning about different cultures—an important life skill for children.

“As they grow up, kids can develop prejudices,” says Julie Jones, president of the Smoky Mountain chapter of CISV USA (Children’s International Summer Villages), a non-profit dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace. “But when they’re introduced to other cultures early on, they discover that people around the world are all people—who are much more alike than different.”

Let the games begin!

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