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January 9, 2011

Childhood Games

When we were kids at school we used to play marbles, hula hoop, do skipping (both ordinary and French skipping with elastic) and play knuckle bones. Those are the main games I remember playing during our breaks between classes.

The other day I suddenly decided I’d like a hula hoop. We always used to make our own hoops out of plastic piping. I figured I’d get my hubby to make me one. We stopped by the mall yesterday, and I made a quick stop at Rebel Sports where I found a hula hoop for $8.99. Bargain! It took me a little while to get into the swing of keeping the hoop going because it’s much harder than Wii Hula Hoop. I figured it’s a quick exercise to do after sitting down and writing. I jump up, grab my hoop and twirl away.

What games did you play at school? Can you hula hoop?


  1. Heather

    I can’t even remember the last time I hula hooped. Probably not since I was a little girl, LOL. Also popular on the playground were jumping rope (regular and double dutch), and playing jacks, tether ball, and four square.

  2. Savannah Chase

    It is good to enjoy childhood games..It brings back memories and they are fun..Let you bring the inner kid out again…

  3. Shelley Munro

    Ooh, hopskotch. We used to play that a lot. I’d forgotten that.

    Heather – we call jumping rope skipping down this way. I used to like both regular and double dutch. Lots of fun!

    Savannah – *grin* I’m all about letting the inner kid out to play.

  4. Mary Kirkland

    My favorite game was tether ball. I wasn’t a lot taller than the other kids but I could smack that ball harder than most. lol