Uganda is a society that has been forming for over 3000 years and in its years of formation interesting games were played by children and young adults before they were initiated into their adult societal roles. An aspect of childhood experience which may be universal is the recitation and enjoyment of traditional rhymes and games. Common threads can be traced in the themes, rhythmic repetition and types of activity found in examples of traditional games and rhymes from Great Britain, Nigeria and Uganda. Examples are given of hand‐games, circle‐games, number‐games, tongue‐twisters and other rhymes which are enjoyed by children in these three widely separated countries. Below are the most common traditional games enjoyed by Ugandans to this day and you can learn and enjoy them during your visit to Uganda.