Scottish Games and Recreation

Presented by

Reid Miller*


Games play a considerable role in Scottish culture. Traditional Scottish games include tossing things like stones, cabers (tapered poles), cow pies (dried, of course), bools (big marbles), and so on. Other games include hopscotch, tig (tag), plain clappy, dancing, music playing, and more, often accompanied by poem or rhyme.  Many of these Scottish games are known by other names and played in other cultures around the globe.

In this workshop, participants will learn some Scottish games and dances, with an emphasis on valuable and universal lessons such as cooperation, fair play, gracious losing, and humble winning that apply in all nations and cultures.

Workshop Details




Physical Education, Dance, Social Studies


25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Gym or large space with room to move

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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