What was your favorite outside game when you were a kid?

@cupoftea (714)
United States
April 13, 2007 6:19pm CST
Remember when you were a kid playing outside with your friends? What was your favorite game? I loved to jumprope and hide and seek and I loved my pogo stick, I could do that thing for hours it seemed.
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@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
13 Apr 07
We used to play a combination of tag and hide and seek. The person that was "it" would have to find you, but you could save yourself by trying to run away. If the person tagged you, then you were the next person to be "it". We used to get all the kids from the neighborhood together and play for hours. I really miss those carefree days!!
@cupoftea (714)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Making up our own gmes was very fun. Ever wonder what happened to all those kids? I do.
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@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
17 Apr 07
It's funny because now that I've "grown up", I'm raising my family in the same house that I grew up in. Some of the parents of the neighborhood kids we played with are still around, so I still see them once in a while. It's really weird to see everyone grown with families of their own.
@cupoftea (714)
• United States
17 Apr 07
That's great I had the chance to buy my parents house (where i grew up) I regret not doing that, I drve bye the house once in a while and wonder what's been goin on there. It all looks so different
• United States
13 Apr 07
I loved playing hide and seek with my brothers. It was loads of fun. When I played alone I would play hopscotch. It was great.
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@cupoftea (714)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Great memories. Times have sure changed though, nothing ever stays the same.
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
14 Apr 07
I used to play hopscotch with my friends a lot. Another game I loved was marbles....in the pot or in the circle. I was the champion in our neighborhood which ticked my older brother off. Kids used to tease him about not being able to beat his sister.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I always loved to play Hopscotch. We would draw the hopscotch board in the dirt and use a rock to pick up. I loved it.
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@cupoftea (714)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I was just playing that a while ago with my 6 year old. Its not as easy as it was when I was A kid. LOL! I had fun playing with her though.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Apr 07
Tonka trucks in my sand box. Kick ball in the street. Capture the flag in the dark. I spent alot of time outside when I was a kid. If it was nice, it was a safe bet my mom was sending us outside to play and away from the tv (and out of her hair so she could get things done). I spent alot of time on my poarch with friends too. Smetimes I'd have my guitar out there. Always been an outside kind of person I guess.
@cupoftea (714)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I loved my sand box too. I try to get my kids outside at least for a little while each day, weather permiting
• United States
14 Apr 07
i loved to jump rope and play hide-n-seek! i was not really that good a the pogo stick i only lasted for bout 5 mintues then fell lol!
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• United States
13 Apr 07
Kick ball with all the kids on our street. It was the greatest. Annd then afterwards some fresh lemonde would hit the spot.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
14 Apr 07
We loved playing kickball and hide and seek. Our house was the neighborhood hangout.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
14 Apr 07
My favorite game in my neighborhood used to be "kick the can". We played it for hours....or at least until the curfew sounded (firehouse siren....was during WWII and everyone had to be in before dark because there was a blackout and all street lights were turned off. For those who don't know what kick the can was/is it goes something like this. Some is chosen to be "it". Two cans are placed one on top of the other. "It" counts to 25 and everyone else scatters. When a person is caught he goes to jail near the cans. The problem comes when someone goes back and kicks the cans freeing all those in the jailhouse. Actually the game rarely ever came to a end because it seems that the curfew blew first. We had a lot of fun though.