Children made string figures called hei by looping string around their fingers, and often times the figures were associated with chants. Do you recall making string things around your fingers, maybe even passing the creation back and forth with a friend? I loved doing that!
Pala’ie is a loop and ball game.
Uma and pā uma were hand and wrist wrestling games.
Some games used darts or arrows made from sugarcane stalks. They were knows as pua.
When I lived in Hawaii I bought a replica of an ancient game, kōnane, which is somewhat like our game of checkers.
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