when i was in elementry school i played a game dont know what its called?
You have these small plastic round looking balls and you would hold them in your hand throw them up and try to catch them on the back of your hand...and you would get points for how many didn't fall on the floor and then you would also have one small ball in your hand and you would throw it up and try to pick up every ball off of the floor and then catch the one in the air...the small plastic balls/beads looking things were red, blue, green, yellow and more. They're not literally balls. They're like small little plastic bead looking objects. Does anyone know what game i'm talking about??
- Diane B.Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Almost certainly "Jacks." It sounds like you're remembering a variation for that first back-of-the-hand version.
There are lots of videos at YouTube showing how to play Jacks and its variations:
....this one, for example, but they're using a rug instead of a smooth hard surface (ack!):
Also look on the right under Related Videos for more Jacks videos, like this one from girl-in-blue-top who has a bunch of them on playing Jacks:
AHA...looks like the back-of-the-hand variation you remember might be "Chinese Jacks":
Ah, long summer days on the sidewalk long ago playing jacks (with *metal* jacks!) for hours and hours...