Variations of "1, 2, 3, soleil" are played around the world. It's just like the game "Red Light,
Green Light, 1, 2, 3!"

Game Instructions

"Un, deux, trois, soleil" is played with a group of children.

The group stands on one end of the playing area, at the starting line. The person who is "It" stands at the other end, at the finish line, usually facing a wall with his back to the group. He says, "Un, deux, trois, soleil !" clapping a hand against the wall if there is a wall. Then he quickly turns around to face the group.

When he is facing away from the group, the people in the group run towards the finish line. Meanwhile, as soon as the one who's "It" finishes saying, "Un, deux, trois, soleil !" He quickly turns around to face the group. The group must freeze. Anyone who is caught moving has to go back to the starting line.

The game continues like this until someone reaches the finish line. That person wins. That person is "It" in the next round.

Comments

"When I was a child, we would say 'Un, deux, trois, sentinelle, au feu !' (One, two, three, sentry, fire!)" -Monique

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