There were so many games and activities that I loved as a kid, especially the ones that were played outside. Here's a list of many of them with some links to help explain what some of them are and how they're played.
Hopscotch (http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Hopscotch) I loved, loved hopscotch!
Hide-and-seek (We'd play this in the house sometimes, too. Lots of closets to hide in.)
Chinese jump rope (http://www.wikihow.com/Chinese-Jump-Rope) Loved this, too!
Jumping rope (No fancy footwork. Just jumping until I wore myself out.)
All sorts of board games and card games, especially Monopoly (see photo below)
Tether ball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetherball)
Yo-Yo. (I couldn't do any tricks with mine. Could hardly make it go up and down the string.)
Hoola hoops (http://inventors.about.com/od/hstartinventions/a/Hula_Hoop.htm)
Roller skating (Not so great on asphalt, so I didn't skate much)
Riding my bike all over the neighborhood (I taught myself how to ride on a small bike without training wheels and with no help from anyone, because I'm stubborn like that.)
Running through the sprinkler on hot summer days or sitting in a washtub filled with water.
Playing "chase" (Whoever was tagged was "it" and had to chase everyone until someone else was tagged.)
Playing on the swing set and monkey bars.
Climbed a couple of trees and then hollered for my dad to get me down (I'm afraid of heights).
Playing with dolls, especially Barbie (I think I "played Barbies" as we called it until I was 12 and reluctantly gave her up. I decided I couldn't still play with dolls if I was about to enter junior high!)
|Here I am in 1959 grooming one of my many dolls. I loved playing with dolls.|
This post sure brought back memories of all the fun I had as a kid!