When I was a little girl, we played outside most of the time, if the weather was pretty. After all, there was no TV to keep us entertained inside, and reading, paper dolls, and coloring were good rainy day and night time pastimes. So all of us in the neighborhood would get together and play all kinds of games together. I've tried to make as long a list as I can remember, and I hope you can add to it.
Hopscotch, jump rope rhymes, drawing rooms on the sidewalk and playing with doll furniture, Mother May I, Hide and Seek, Freeze Tag, Red Rover, Dodge Ball, Simon Says, Rhythm/Category, Marbles, Cowboys and Indians, playing grownup, playing school, Stick Ball, Kite Flying, skipping rocks, playing with roly polies, making mud pies, telling Bloody Bones scary stories, telling Ghost Stories, singing 99 bottles of beer on the wall, chanting Mary Mack, talking Pig Latin, Kick Ball, Jacks, Musical Chairs, Drop the Handkerchief, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, roller skates, homemade scooters, yo yo, tops, hula hoops
Whew! Did I forget your favorite? Are there some on the list you don't recognize? Is your favorite childhood playtime memory there?
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