4 childish activities help your mind to concentrate

Allow me to tell you the four childish activities in Cambodia that can make your mind relax and help your mind to be focused.

These kinds of acts I played when I was in high school.

Until today, sometimes, I play it also.

It's kind of fun, safe, and secure. Moreover, it can be played alone, at home.

1. Cross and circle

In Cambodia, we call it 'croix'.

It is a happy venture that I and my classmates liked to play during break time. Even at home, I played with my siblings.

Now, I play it, but I play alone.

It is very interesting when you combat yourself. It's very very impressive. Amazing feeling you will get when you select this kind of activity. It makes your mind, eyes, and brain work at the same time, and the way to the end to find a winner is very long.

I bet you will like it and it does not need special material. Just a paper - it is best if you use book paper that has lines - and a pen. After, start your battle. 

2. Throw ball

Well, this kind of thing looks like for teenagers or adults.

This one can be found in the sports center. Buy it, then you can play inside or outside your bedroom.

I am right-handed, but mostly, I use my left hand when I play this. I choose to do this because I want to make balance between my two arms/hands. And when I play sports with my left hand, I feel new and it makes me excited and fun.

3. Tres

I don't know what to call it in English. In Cambodia, we call it 'tres'.

It's a venture for girls.

This one is not easy like you see.

To play this activity, you have to find ten chopsticks (or you can use drinking straw instead) and a lemon. 

You hold chopsticks in your fist, then throw them on the floor, but gently. After, you throw the lemon up - during that, you take a chopstick then catch up the lemon in the same hand that you get the chopstick. Repeat until you take all ten chopsticks. After, you level up by throwing the lemon, and take two chopsticks. And you have to advance until level ten.

There is an extra level, make chopsticks as a pig cage, then take chopsticks one by one, without ruining the cage.

I know it is very hard to understand; I will make a video and show you next time. Then you can try it yourself.

And if you want to get a special feeling, use your left hand. If you are left-hand, then use your right hand. I guarantee that you will have an amazing time.

4. Octopus

In Cambodia, we call this 'octopus'.

It's also a fun project for girls.

This activity cannot be played in your room. It should be in the yard. Yes, not the first floor.. only ground floor because you have to jump and if you play it upstairs, then you will cause, DANG, DANG, DANG.

Just draw like in the picture on the ground. Then find yourself an object; it can be a stone, flat and small.

Two boxes that stay underneath are called 'stairs' - first stair, second stair. Next, we call them 'below-wings'; they are right below-wing and left below-wing. Then it is called 'neck'. After, it is another wing, 'above-wings,' and there are right above-wing and left above-wing. The round upper one is called 'roof'. 

Rule to remember:

  • Stair and neck is to jump one leg.
  • Wing is to jump two legs.
  • Roof cannot be jumped in.
You have to throw an object to any box to start the game.

For example : you throw a stone to the first stair, then you have to jump to the second stair, but standing on one leg, then you jump to below wings by separating your feet to stand in wing's boxes. Next, you jump to stand one leg in the neck box, then jump with separating feet again. After, rotate your body, and repeat the jumps in reverse. When you reach the second stair, you pick up the stone from the first stair with your one standing leg, then jump.

Throw the stone again. If you target the below left wing, then you jump to stand in each stair with one leg, and jump to stand in the right wing with one leg too - because the left wing has stone, you cannot step in it. 

When you come back and stand in the right wing, pick up the stone and move on until you finish the stairs.

In case you throw stone to the roof, don't throw it out the border line. To get the stone from the roof, you have to rotate your face to leave the roof behind your back, then sit down and enlarge your hand to behind to search for the stone.

If you want to entertain yourself big, you can draw a cross line in any box, but not the roof - and that box cannot be stepped on.


You might feel a shame to play these undertakings, especially tres and octopus. You think you cannot do it because you are not a kid, and people might laugh at you if they see. 

But I want to tell you, these activities are very good, not only for your mind but also for your body. It makes you move; it is like sport. It is so great. It gives you fun and makes you exercise at the same time. 

Don't be shy to do it

Like I tell, it is very good for you, both metal and physical.

Try any of these above ventures, then you will find wonderful moments in your day.


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