Kids Playing Marbles – Write a short story or a description or an account of what it suggests to you.

Study the picture given below. Write a short story or a description or an account of what it suggests to you. Your composition may be about the subject of the picture or you may take suggestions from it; however, there must be a clear connection between the picture and your composition.

Marbles is one of the most important traditional games which are played all over India. It is also known as Kancha, Golli, Goti and Lakhoti. This game is considered as one of the street games and this game increases aiming and concentration skills. People have been playing marbles and marble-like games for thousands of years. It is thought that marble started with the cave people playing with small pebbles or balls of natural clay.

A German glassblower invented the marble scissors to make marbles that changed the process of making marbles. Present-day marbles are made of all sorts of materials. Glass is very popular. Most of the marbles are machine-made.

For thousands of years, marbles have proved to be the most interesting and popular Indian traditional game which is also played all over the world. When you start aiming at the marble, the marble is held tightly in the forefinger. Then it is stretched back like a bow and arrow by the pressure of the other hand’s forefinger. Then the marble is shot by releasing the finger. While pushing the marble the thumb should firmly touch the ground.

The player with the highest number of marbles wins the game. In a variation of this game, once the marbles are collected in the centre of the circle, the other players select the marble to be hit. If the player manages to hit the desired marble, he wins all the remaining marbles in the circle.

The game continues in a similar manner with the other players. The game of marbles helps players to develop mathematical skills and motor skills while improving concentration, hand-eye coordination and aiming/targeting skills. It also provides an opportunity to socialize and have fun and nurtures healthy competition.

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