Friday, May 31, 2013

The children will play!!

   I have yet to see a gaming system here.
   And it's rare to see television sets.
   Basotho children still have fun, though!
   They work with what they have.
   Case in point:

They make "stilts" out of old cans and wires:

They play with wheelbarrows:

They play with candy, like this student who made a manicure out of chewy sweets:

Children make cars from wires they get from the trash. Brilliant!

They play with the animals here:

They play with balls made from plastic bags:

And like most children all over the world, Basotho children play with dirt, mud and frolic in rain puddles:


These children are so resourceful and inventive!
I would never think to make a ball out of bags!
How genius!
But that's how the kids here are.
They may not have Play Stations but they find cute ways to play in their villages.


  1. This post made me smile and it made me sad at the same time...but it warmed my heart to see how happy the children are.

    I have a bunch of stuff that I was thinking of donating or selling on Ebay...I'm wondering if I could send some of the stuff to you instead. I have a bunch of nail polish I was going to sell, I could send that for the little girls. I have some toys and books my son has outgrown. I just took a look at your list and I'll try to send a few more goodies.

  2. Hi Crystal! How are you? Please forgive the late reply. Just wrapped up school for the winter break and I'm finally coming up for air after grading nearly 150 papers.

    Feel free to send the stuff. I think the kids really will appreciate it. Thanks so much, and feel free to e-mail me at for faster replies:) Hugs and kisses to you!

    1. Okay great...I will get the package in the mail to you. I'll be sure to email you for faster replies. :) Take care...hugs and kisses to you too!