Rock-Paper-Scissors – A Choosing Game

Rock – Paper – Scissors is a game used to decide something between two kids… like who goes first, who gets something, etc. 

Two players say together at the same time, "Rock, Paper, Scissors and Shoot!".  Then  put their hands out at exactly the same time in one of three signs, "rock", "Paper" or "Scissors" that you can see in the illustration below.  You make a fist for "rock".  You put out a flat hand horizontally to the ground for "paper" or to choose "scissors", you put out the the index and middle finger imitating scissors.

Photo Illustration of the Game Rock, Paper, ScissorsIllustration of Rock-Paper-Scissors










Here’s how you know who won the round depending upon which symbol each kid put out:

– Rock beats Scissors (imagine a rock breaking the scissors)

Scissors beats Paper (imagine the scissors cutting the paper)

Paper beats Rock (imagine a piece of paper covering a rock)

If both kids choose the same item, they have to replay the round.

Whoever wins the round is the winner of the game.  Sometimes kids will decide that the winner is whoever wins 2 out of 3 rounds.

According to Wikipedia, Rock-Paper-Scissors is also called Roshambo and originally comes from China.  It’s so old that it dates back about 2,000 years to the time of the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE).  This game is now played in many countries around the world.

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