Taking public transportation with two boys became so much easier when they learned how to play the Dragonballs game that's making the rounds of the elementary schools. At least, as long as they whisper:)) This game kept my two amused for train rides, bus rides, and boring rainy weekends. I've even heard them playing it in the bathtub. Extremely simple, requiring no equipment beyond two pair of hands, the object is to win by making the blasting "Haaaaa!" motion when your opponent is "charging".
There are three motions that you say while making the hand motion:
....this motion charges you up so you can blast
(you have to charge up after eight barriers, or you lose automatically)
Blasting energy! To win, you must make this motion at the same time that your opponent is "charging". If your opponent puts up "barrier", you keep playing.
Clap twice between each motion until one person wins! Which probably sounds boring to adults--but for elementary-age kids? *Loads* of fun--trust me:))
Watch Koshi and Teddy play:
This game has saved my sanity more times than I can count:))
Mata asobou, ne!