What was your favourite childhood game ?

@ronnyb (6125)
Jamaica
July 8, 2009 12:51pm CST
Well I was an active child and sometimes my mother would say too active.I couldnt stay one place,I was always doing something .Granted I wasnt always the best at what I did but that never stopped me.As a child I played marbles flew kite and even played house with the girls however my favourite game or passtime was flying kite. What is your favourite passtime /childhood game?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Jul 09
HI RONNYB. I don't know that u would call what i liked to do games but i loved making mud pies, roller skating on the sidewalk. making clover chains & letting cars run through them, chasing lightening bugs at night, reading, playing hise & seek etc. I was an active child to still try to be active.
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
9 Jul 09
Oh my you really had an active childhood (and I know you still are lol),I must admit that the only thing we did in common was hide and seek but the good thing is its never too late to try out some of these things and hope i dont break some part of me lol
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I try to be active some days it's hard. I like to be busy doing something & i got too old to chase good looking men.
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
15 Jul 09
lol you are a riot Antique but you can never tell ,a fine lady like you may just nab a good looking man but then you would want to settle down again and that would make you less active so i guess its best you remain wild and free lol
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• United States
8 Jul 09
I lived on a cul-de-sac when I was a kid, and all the neighborhood kids came to my house to play Kick The Can. It was so much fun! Most of us just hung out in our neighbor's back yard instead of actually going for the can, but it was great hanging out with all my friends. If no one had a can, we would play kickball. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
8 Jul 09
I think i know what kick the can is but i have never played.Thank you for responding
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Did you ever play "chalk the corner"? This was a favorite game we played in the evening after supper. We would choose up sides, one team would take a piece of chalk and they would start off in one direction, they would mark an arrow at the corner where they turned and continue this for a half hour or so. It was up to the other team to find them using the arrows that they marked, sometimes on telephone poles. There weren't near as many cars during my childhood so skating on the street and sidewalks was popular, until the steel wheels on the skate wore out.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
10 Jul 09
My favorite outdoor game was playing softball or baseball with the boys in the neighborhood. We had more boys than girls and I didn't like to play with dolls. Inside the house on a weekend when we could stay up late, we played a lot of Monopoly. Many nights my cousins and I were up almost all night playing. We would pop popcorn and drink soda. Those were the gold, old days.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Oops, typo. Last sentence should read, "Those were the good, old days."
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@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I think mine would be hide and seek, we played that game all the time, of course I didn't like being the one who had to seek, I'd rather hide..haha.
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
9 Jul 09
Yes I played that too and it was quite enjoyable ,the only thing is that there was always one person who would go too far and it would kill the vibes if we were not able to find them..Thank you for your response
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@Rain8000 (48)
• United States
10 Jul 09
my fav game waas pretty much all fighting, adv,racing. That pretty much it thats all i played.
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• United States
9 Jul 09
There are three that come to mind, freeze tag, hide and go seek and Marco Polo. I was good at all three.And my favorite indoor game was the board game Sorry.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
8 Jul 09
When I was a little kid we would play Mother My I in my aunt's kitchen because it was a long room. We also played paper dolls and princess, and cars with the boys. When we played princess no one wanted to be the princess because all she did was sit while her ladies in waiting waited on her. We made dirt roads with tin can by rubbing the ground smooth and then spitting on the smoothed road to make it black. Playing cars was the most fun because it was a boys game. we also played jacks. I was pretty good.
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
8 Jul 09
My favorite game or passtime was probably playing ball with the neighborhood gang. If someone had a bat and someone had a ball we would get a game going. The cover would eventually come off of the ball and we would wrap tape (tarred rag) around it to keep the string from unwinding. It didn't seem to matter to us what the temperature was and the fact that none of us had ball gloves, we loved to play ball. Marbles was a lot of fun too. We would play "snake" and "lag" sometimes all the way walking to school. You always had your favorite taw(?) and tried to get by with paying the winner with "ch1nks" (clay marbles) I guess those were the "good ole days", now kids stay inside and get fat watching TV or playing computer games. There wasn't a fat boy in our gang.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
10 Jul 09
My sisters and i played house and barbies and stuff like that alot. We played the nintendo a bit - we didnt have one til i was about 11 and it was mom's so we were allowed to use it an hour a week or so and if we fought over it we didnt get it. I loved doing things outside my favourite thing to do and still my favourite was to go horseback riding i could spend hours outside with my pony or my horse. Now though i find its hard to have time to do the housework/yard work and get to spend as much time as i want to with my horses.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
10 Jul 09
The other thing we used to love to do was in the winter go down in the yard to the bales and run over them and jump from bale to bale or play hide n seek on them or even sardines on them (if we had enough people) Sardines of course was were one person hid and everyone else searched but when you found the hider you just hid with them til everyone was crammed into the hiding spot. Last person to find everyone was the hider next (of course he or she had a head start because everyone else had to get out of the hiding spot while she/he ran and hid)
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
15 Jul 09
Wow sounds like you had a fun childhood with diverse trimmings .Thanks for your asnwer
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@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
11 Jul 09
As a kid, I always wished I was born a boy. I did enjoy playing house, but would make sure I kept my hair up and was always the dad or the son....hehehe....it was fun. I didn't have to do the cleaning or cooking or washing up...my sis always did it. As I grew a little, hide and seek was my favourite.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
15 Jul 09
lol I played house too and i was always teh dad ,was a lot of fun .Thank you for answering
• India
3 Aug 09
Hello my friend ronnyb Ji, Oh ! it is very difficult for me to name those childhood games here at this International community. Still I would dare, if you could understand them :- 1. EKAL-DUKAL 2. KITE FLYING 3. LAPPO-DANDA 4. WRESTLING 5. HIDING 6. SEARCHING ITEMS HIDDEN BY OPPOSITE PARTY. All above games cost was Nil and absorved more physical strength to keep oneself fit. May god bless You and have a great time.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
14 Jul 09
i love jumping rope i believe it was my favorite thing to do at school with all the others kids. when i was at home i liked being in the woods and climbing trees and playing in the creek.i lived in the country.