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April 19th, 2009, 06:33 AM
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It seems like you never see the old games played out in the streets anymore, Freeze tag, hide and seek, dodge ball, capture the flag.
I remember before Ian was born getting all the bored older kids at the park playing dodgeball and they thought i was so brilliant to have thought it up. If you have older children do you play any of these games with them? Which were your favourite games (outdoor)as a child?
I loved hide and seek played across the whole neighbourhood as it was getting dark. We play hide in seek indoors but as Billy is getting older will start playing at the park soon and rope all teh other children into it. So many dont even seem to know how to play these games, but once you get them started they have a blast. Red light green light is fun for younger ones too.
Here are some links on traditional games too:
Village Games. The Harry Burn Family History Site

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April 19th, 2009, 07:40 AM
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Kids around here dont know any of those "old school" games anymore.Infact,we were at my MILs farm last week and I asked my son if he wanted to play freeze tag,and he asked if it was for the Wii or the NDS
I swear that unless its a video game,they have never heard of it! Now that the Wii-fit is out there,it seems that kids dont even have to play out in the fresh air anymore.They can play tennis,baseball or do yoga just sitting infront of the TV

The worlds gone crazy.
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April 19th, 2009, 09:33 AM
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There are few boys in our neighborhood that still play "old school". It is fun to watch.
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April 19th, 2009, 09:40 AM
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Gina, that has me in stitches about the wii or ds because its so true. At least they still play football on the streets here, but its seems all the old games are forgotten about. Even at the park, half the time they just sit in a big group and play ds's. I will get groups of them playing this year though, theya re usually pretty easy to motivate especially the ones whose parents cant afford ds, or havent had a new game for it since xmas.
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April 19th, 2009, 09:41 AM
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We didn't have a neighborhood when I was younger (no one lived within a 1/2 mile of our house) so we just played with eachother. We live in a great neighborhood now and I'd like to see the kids do this as they get older.
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April 19th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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Beaker, it is fun to watch. We have a lovely older lady who sits at the window and watches Billy play football and stuff all summer. We are really lucky the neighbours here dont mind the kids playing at night and all. I never could understand the ones who try to get football banned and so on, I suppose they dont remember being kids themselves.
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April 19th, 2009, 11:39 PM
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I plan on teaching Tanja all kind of those games, same for the rest of the kids in this family !
When we were at my great grandma's old house (she passed away and the whole family was there for her funeral last year) there was about 6-10 kids there.. most where clued down sitting on their DS's!
I can understand reading, i love to read but not all the time.

Another thing that saddned me is seeing how young kids are when they get their own TV in their rooms O.O
Someone on another board asked where they all had TV's and they all had 4 tvs each and almost everyone had 1 for the kid/s room.... sad thing is most of those kids were only about 3-4yrs old
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April 20th, 2009, 12:17 PM
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I loved capture the flag growing up!!! We also played a version of hide and go seek called "sardines." It was kind of reverse hide and go seek. One person hides, and everyone else searches for them. As each person finds the hider, they have to squeeze into the hiding space as well. We played it everywhere, even at church! We got in trouble though when we decided to hide in the organ.... we fit fifteen of us in there!

I've noticed most families keep to themselves these days. No one is very social, and that is kind of required to play these kinds of games.

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Another thing that saddned me is seeing how young kids are when they get their own TV in their rooms O.O
Someone on another board asked where they all had TV's and they all had 4 tvs each and almost everyone had 1 for the kid/s room.... sad thing is most of those kids were only about 3-4yrs old
wow, that is sad! It always amazes me when I watch the Nanny shows how often she has to take TV's away from the kids. I think it's ridiculous. I babysat for a family that did not have a tv... not a single one; none! At first I thought it was a little weird, but those kids were the most respectful and insightful kids I know. It's strange, the youngest is now a senior in high school. It makes me feel SO old! They both grew up to be very brilliant individuals, and very empathetic to others.
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April 20th, 2009, 03:46 PM
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I loved capture the flag growing up!!! We also played a version of hide and go seek called "sardines." It was kind of reverse hide and go seek. One person hides, and everyone else searches for them. As each person finds the hider, they have to squeeze into the hiding space as well. We played it everywhere, even at church! We got in trouble though when we decided to hide in the organ.... we fit fifteen of us in there!
That sounds like fun!



I don't know about all the old school games, but kids around here definitely play hide & go seek - I hear them out there at dusk (now that we've had some nice days) counting REALLY loud.
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April 24th, 2009, 04:08 PM
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I think that the video Michelle posted can easily go hand in hand with this question. From the moment our kids are born they are being slowly trained to be little consumers. Why would they want to play tag when they *need* to own the latest video game?
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April 26th, 2009, 03:29 PM
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We play hide N seek all the time with Hunter! He loves it.
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April 27th, 2009, 12:55 PM
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Oh I am definately stealing the sardines one, that sounds brilliant.
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