Happy Thursday Novas! Remember when you couldn’t wait to get out of school so that you could go outside and play in the neighborhood? I know that our current era is built around everything being technological and we see less children outside playing. This post is dedicated to my childhood and the games that we played outside everyday! Time to bring on the Nostalgia!
TV Tag– TV tag was a version of tag where you had to say the name of a tv show (not already mentioned) anytime the person who was “IT” tried to tag you. I remember playing in the neighborhood all of the time.
Hopscotch– hopscotch was a fun chalk game to play. You would draw the numbers 1-9 in boxes alternating from 1 foot hop to 2 feet hops. You would start at the safe area, throw a rock on a number starting with 1, and hop 1 foot and 2 feet up and down the board. When you were returning back to start, you would have to stay on the number above the rock and pick it up without falling.
Curb Ball– Curb ball was so much fun. I’m sure everyone has played a version of this game where you would throw a ball to the curb on the other side of the street. Each person would stand on their respective curbs. If the ball hits perfectly and bounces back to you it was 10 points. Alternately if the ball pops off the curb into the sky, if the other person catches it they received points. First person to 100 wins.
Mother May I – Mother May I was a great kids game to play in your driveway. We had a long driveway so the neighborhood kids always played in our yard. One person would stand facing away from the others and be the Mother. You would alternate taking turns asking if you could take steps. Bunny hops, baby steps, umbrella steps. Frog leaps, etc. Mother would answer giving you a quantity of steps or saying no you may not. The first to teach Mother, wins!
What Time Is It Mr.Fox– This was one of my favorite tag type games. The person who was “IT” was known as the “Fox.” They would stand a certain amount of paces away with their back towards everyone else. Each turn, anyone who wasn’t the fox would yell “What time is it Mr. Fox?” And would take the number of steps mentioned. At anytime the fox could turn and chase everyone back. If you were tagged then you were the next fox. Many of my friends now have never heard of this game but we played it all through elementary and middle school!
O.U.T Spells OUT – OUT Spells out is pretty much dodgeball with a twist. It is a mix of Horse and Dodgeball actually. The person with the ball would throw at any opponent, if you get hit then you recieve an O. Whoever grabs the ball next is able to distribute letters with a hit and so on, so forth. If you receive all 3 letters (hit 3 times) then you’re out. Last person in wins!
These were some of my favorite childhood games growing up! What were some of yours? Do you remember any of the games I’ve mentioned? Let’s talk childhood games!