Our Playground Games...

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  1. ok was talkin to my children recently about things we did in the playground.........(behave. :twisted: )
    they had never heard of.....
    Bull dog..
    Blind mans bluff..
    Whats the time mr wulf..
    England Island Scotland Wales
    Plain old scipping
    Cats craddle
    Pigeon toss
    and so many more that i can only describe them and not rember the names.........
    what games did you play as a child..........that todays children would just laugh at.......
    Wonder if we should bring these games back.........
  2. What about doctors & nurses and I'll show you mine if you show me yours?
  3. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Think "Risk Assessment" :cry:
  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  5. What about conkers with military cover....???
  6. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    A "Risk Assessment" in itself will not prevent anyone from doing anything at all - what does stop things is the mentality that allows people to dodge accepting responsibility on the grounds that the legal system seems to deny the existence of a tolerable level of risk and that consequently any activity that could pose any degree of risk whatsoever should not be undertaken.

    Perhaps we need to explain to these fascist safety types that while they are indulging in shagging, their bllod pressure and heart rate are elevated and that therefore there is a risk to their health that wouldn't be covered by their insurance policy due to them knowingly putting themselves at a higher level of risk. If we can get this message over stongly enough, perhaps coupled with dire warnings of the risk of labour (child-birth rather than the party) maybe we can prevent the risk-averse typer from breeding and remove them from the gene-pool.

  7. WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Well JC I've never heard of all but two from your list, and I was at primary school in the 60s. We used to do things like climbing trees, playing with balls (no not that sort - remember we were innocent :roll: ), bundling (a boy would lie on the ground and we'd all pile on top of him - a very odd pastime looking back (we also did bundles at secondary school :oops: ). My excuse is that were we training for rugger scrums! :wink: . I was also dangled upside down out of the window from the 4th floor TD Classroom once! :D
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

    Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

    We had no child proof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

    As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

    Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank fizzy pop made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because, WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were OK.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

    We did not have Playstations, Nintendoes, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVDs, no surround-sound or CDs, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms....... WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

    5-a-side football clubs had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

    These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

    The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

    If YOU are one of them. CONGRATULATIONS!
  10. I think for Pigeon Toss you mean Pitch and Toss; as famed in Kipling's poem, If
    (unless you have a separate game involving dead birds).

    In Cheshire, Lancs, Derbyshire and surroundings, Tag was called Tick. Add to the list Hop Scotch, King o' the Castle, and Marbles.

    sgtpepperband You are right; being a kid in the '50s and '60s was bloody dangerous and it is a wonder any of us survived.
  11. You can get arrested for Tossing Pidgeons you know Josie!And as for Cats CRADDLE........well i am stumped for words!LOL
  12. ....or from a mountain stream and then finding dead sheep lying in the stream further up the mountain....as happened to me :lol: :lol:
  13. Cor what a lucky Taff you are :) No need to chase it that day :)
  14. Nah! .....not into necrophilia :lol:
  15. born 74, remember some of them...

    Bull dog
    Blind mans bluff
    Tag (we called it "tick")
    Whats the time mr wulf..
    England Island Scotland Wales
    Plain old scipping (girly one that - not for me)
    Cats craddle (girly one that - not for me again)
    Pigeon toss

    -"Aly O" too
  16. And Hopscotch.
    We used to called Tag "Tig" (think it depends on what part of the country you come from!)
    EYE AK IEE (thats how you say it, but not sure how its properly spelt!)
  17. Some I remember, other than those already quoted...

    Kick the can
    Stick in the mud
    Kiss chase :)
    Tie me up and tease me with your tongue. (oops, wrong forum) :)
  18. When i wasnt bunking off - i remember most of these games.
    Then again most of my lunch breaks were spent copying the school goody two shoes homework.
    Happy days!!!!!!
  19. I'm shocked Lister! 8O
  20. Born in 1938 my memories of school games on the Clyde was the well known sport of Bomb Dodging, and Kill the Hun.

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