Summer Fun Giveaway!

We just LOVE giveaway time at Vintage Street Market!!!

And, we especially love it when you share with us your memories. So….do you remember your favorite outdoor summertime game? Maybe hopscotch, jacks, marbles? Growing up in North Carolina, I remember mine as riding bikes during the day, then catching lightning bugs at night!

Share with us your favorite game or games, and you just might win this:

Prize includes a package of Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags, Numbers tape and a vintage jar filled with lots of vintage embellishments that  coordinate. Plus, when you’re done crafting, you have a great jar to collect lightning bugs with! :) (as long as you live east of the Mississippi that is).

So, let us know what your favorite outdoor game was, and we will randomly pick a winner on June 30th!!!

Be sure to spread the word about this Summer Fun Giveaway. Simply “LIKE” this post at the top of the page, and it will automatically be shared with all of your FB friends. And, you know, if your friend wins, its likely she’ll share! :)

Good luck,


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170 Responses to Summer Fun Giveaway!

  1. Jasmine Ford says:

    My favorite outdoor summer game was skipping…double dutch, or single. It was all fun. We also played a lot of football and baseball on our street, we’d have a block party every year and have a big street touch football game. It was so much fun!!

  2. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I would have to say hide and seek was my favorite. We loved to play outdoors.

  3. Crystal Baccus says:

    I grew up playing red light- green light Only in the summer; we would play it with a kiddie pool so the person saying red light or green light would stand on the outside of the pool and the other kids would try to be the first one in the water. It was really fun to watch people freeze on a red ligh..t right at the edge of the pool which we usually fell in..

  4. B. Poteraj says:

    Lion in his den is what we called it, I think. We’d use the hose to make a semi-circle. One person was the lion. Everyone else had to run through the designated area without (hopefully) having the lion catch him/her. Great FUN!

  5. Natasha G.P. says:

    Gosh, I think that my favorite game was duck duck goose. We played it with the 5 kids next door. Good memories…

  6. Mara Harlow says:

    Skateboarding on our homemade skateboards.

  7. What a completely fun package! Red Rover, Red, Rover, Send ___________ Right Over I guess. I remember playing outside a lot, but we had so many games… Thanks!

  8. Nancy Grant says:

    Playing out with my sisters and our wagon is always a great childhood memory. We also played the Uncle Wiggly board game when we couldn’t go outside. Lots of fun!


  9. Berta says:

    Hide and seek in the evening twilight with all the neighborhood kids! Growing up in the 60′s we could still run around until “dark” anywhere in the neighborhood, from house to house to house! Now we have to make “play dates” and schedule time for the kids to play.
    I remember when it was dinner parents would just holler your name down the block and you would know it was time to eat. If you heard your first name, no big deal, your first and second, uh oh! If you heard first, middle & last name, you were in trouble and you would have to decide whether you should go home and face the music or call from someone elses house. Just in case you were in big trouble :)

  10. Cathy K. says:

    Jump rope for certain. By yourself or with a crowd it was always fun!

  11. Jennifer says:

    As a child I grew up in a small town, one of the things that I spent most of the summer doing was rafting in the slough with my brother and my friends! Surprisingly none of us drown or even had a scare the water was chest deep! I can’t believe our parents let us do that! I would never let my kids do that with out lifejackets and me watching! Yikes!

  12. Lynda Manning says:

    I loved building huts in the bush beside our house with my brothers!!!Then we had fun playing in there and Mum would make picnic’s for us to have in there!!

  13. LeAnn Hurt says:

    Mine wasn’t a game, it was going to my grandparents in the country and playing in the outdoor kitchen my Papaw had built for me and making “mud pies”, oh getting dirty was so much fun but my Mamaw didn’t think so :-)

  14. Natalie Winterstein says:

    My favorite outdoor game growing up was four square! And I live west of the Mississippi and I collected lightning bugs, too! :)

  15. Monique Ouellette says:

    I spent hours daydreaming & sunning myself in my tree fort built with a deck. I loved being there all alone with nature. I sure miss those days…

  16. Colleen says:

    My favorite outdoor game was hopscotch. I had a plastic mat that rolled out and we had to throw these little plastic piece to see what boxes we had to miss. We had more fun playing hopscotch with all the neighbor kids then any other thing we did. Thanks for bringing back the memories and the chance to win this great prize. =)

  17. Jan says:

    We had a small group of neighborhood kids that would always play “Red Light, Green Light” on our front lawn every evening. We loved running through the tall mustard flowers in the field and making pathways too!

  18. Becky voth says:

    My fondest memories are if playing kick the can outside with all the neighborhood kids until it was do dark we could hardly see our hands in front of our faces! Wish the “hood” still felt that safe!

  19. Kari Fosse says:

    I always enjoyed “Mother May I,” even though I rarely won . . . My friends often said no to my requests, but I enjoyed the creativity of choosing how to get from point A to point B.

  20. Kim Jaster says:

    I loved jump roping as a kid. Sometimes at recess I’ll go hop into someone’s jump rope on the playground and the kids think I’m the coolest teacher ever. :)

  21. Anja says:

    What a fun idea… I actually had to think for a while to remember what I liked to do as a kid :-) I don’t have any brothers or sisters, so when I was alone I often played postman. We lived on a very quiet small road and there was a little “secret” pass to a letter box, so I took my bike and drove back and forth with “letters” (I din’t actually put anything in it – not sure the postman would have like me if I did :-) ) When the other kids were out to play we would jump in a kind of big elastic “waistband” (not sure of the english word for it). It was great fun :-)

  22. Sarah Rydel says:

    We always used to spend hours riding our bikes everywhere. And if we weren’t on our bikes we were on our rollerskates or my friend’s home made go-kart. Loved the long summer days out and about

  23. Tania Elsborg says:

    I love climbing trees and making “dens” – secret club places in the trees or bushes:).

  24. Michele says:

    As a child, my favorite outdoor game was tetherball. and who can forget the infamous marriage/divorce game at recess. haha.

  25. Haidee says:

    Had to be hide & seek with my brothers, sister and neighbor friends. :)

  26. ConnieM says:

    Mine was playing marbles with my brother~I still love marbles!! Great, awesome prize!!!

  27. Joey Welborn says:

    My favorite game was hopscotch and my cousins and I loved to ride our bikes and play detective we would use our walkie talkies to radio each other about the cars that would drive by and give each other tag numbers… not sure why but, we felt important. :)

  28. laura carazo says:

    hide and seek was my favorite :O)

  29. Patty Williams says:

    OMgosh..we played outside all the time. I loved to jumprope! We would even tie one end to the garage door handle if we didn’t have enough people! Tag –all sorts of tag! Baseball. Mother May I – red light, green light. -Simon Says- Hide n Seek ! – So many good memories !

  30. Jingle says:

    Oh, I used to LOVE playing hopscotch! Now I want to grab some chalk and make a board so I can play in my driveway again! LOL! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  31. Monique Nicole Fox says:

    I clicked *like*. (Facebook email) (everyday email)

  32. Beverly Becraft Blair says:

    Summer . . . ah! We loved to go hiking on the farm, wade in the creek, go swimming and pick blackberries (of course we ate them on the way home). Loved to just lay in the yard and make pictures out of the clouds and catch lightening bugs at night …. then we played hide & seek!
    Riding bikes was a huge hit with me. As a family we went camping
    Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway! : )

  33. Rosa Ahrens says:

    I think freeze tag was my favorite and I love that my kids like to play too!

  34. My favorite game was hopscotch and red light, green light,123…back in the days when i was growing up in Brooklyn NY :)


  35. Nancy D. says:

    Anything outdoors riding bikes-swimming-skating-we always spent a lot of time at the beach.

  36. Cary Brunett says:

    Hands down, we love running through the sprinkler outside! And, on those not-so-nice days, a good game of 5 little monkeys is a blast too!

  37. Danelle Lux says:

    It had to be the bike riding. Growing up on a farm with no neighbors closed, we rode our bikes everywhere just to see our friends through the summer. Best part about living in northern Alberta in the summer was that the sun didn’t set until well after Midnight so those night rides home were the best adventure!!

  38. Cyndi says:

    Riding bike down a dusty road, coasting down the hills, climbing trees, and playing in the hayloft (looking for kitties) at my Grandpa’s.

  39. Vanessa B says:

    My fav game was riding and showing jumping horses! Luv it still today :-) Thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway!

  40. Sandra Doherty says:

    My favorite summer time game was kick the can. It was like hide and seek and tag all in one, and it was played in the evening when it was getting dark. I grew up in a small town in Oregon, all of the kids within a 3 block area would get together to play, so much fun.

  41. Have to say camping out in our tiny trailer and showing cows with 4H at local county fairs….those were the days!

  42. Melinda maierhoffer says:

    Wow, wow, wow. What an amazing kit. It reminds me of the fun games I use to play when I was a little girl. A time when my siblings and I would play outside till the street lights came on. Aahh. Great time and wonderful memories

  43. Jen fletcher says:

    I loved jump rope!!

  44. rkokes says:

    four square and freeze tag!

  45. Michelle Salois says:

    Hopscotch, jacks and tetherball were my favorites outside games. As far as board games, I would have to say Monopoly and Clue.

  46. Donna Woods says:

    OK, don’t panic, but my family game with my parents in the summer was lawn darts. The old fashioned kind with the big pointy thing on the end… None of us ever got hurt, surprise – surprise.

  47. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I used to love to play jacks. It was so hard to get to the higher levels. I played a couple of years ago, and was amazed that it was so easy (with my adult, larger hands!).

  48. B. Poteraj says:

    Chinese jump rope was fun—I played with my friends for long stretches. The only problem is that you must have 3 kids at least to play it….

  49. nancy says:

    So many summer time memories! I remember playing red light, green light and mother may I? Games I wonder if young kids even know these days. There was a park activity in my town where we did arts and crafts and games every morning. And then the afternoons were spent swimming. Evenings were spent eating ice cream and catching lightening bugs. What fun we had with so little but our imaginations!

  50. Beth W says:

    Oh what memories! I grew up a long time ago in south Florida and there weren’t a lot of kids close by to play with.But there were lots of days at the beach, my Dad and I went fishing at least once a month, and boy did we have fireflies!I miss them, I haven’t seen one in years.

  51. jennybean says:

    I loved playing badminton and croquet!

  52. Sherry B says:

    Riding my bike and roller skating in my driveway was my favorite thing to do.

  53. Irit S says:

    I just can’t remember my favorite game- but pool and sea and a lot of books around.. I don’t like pool and sea now, still love a lot of books around.

  54. My favorite summertime outdoor game was tree climbing. I would take my favorite doll and climb up the tree and pretend that I was in the movie Swiss Family Robinson and would spend hours watching all the comings and goings in the neighborhood.

    VSM has the most unique and fabulous products! Thanks for a chance to win some!

  55. Robin M. says:

    I loved playing jacks with my mom. The best part was that when it got too hot outside, we could move the game inside.

  56. juut says:

    In the small town I grew up we had a ‘tentenkamp’ every year: 3 days in a tent and doing all great stuff. The thing I liked most was the fleemarket. The second day we went along all the houses asking people stuff to sell. The third day we sell everything. I remember me and my brother buying a purple vase for my mother. But we didn’t know it came out of her own cellar! Good memories. Thank you for the chance to win this great prize.

  57. Stephanie says:

    The kids on my block would move from porch to porch, on hot summer afternoons, playing jacks and Parcheesi. The cool concrete of the porch was a great place to sit or lie while waiting your turn.

    I recently bought a new box of jacks, so I could teach my grandchildren the joys of onesies and twosies and so on and so forth.

  58. Amy Baldwin says:

    Oh my goodness! I lived in North Carolina as a child as well! I totally remember collecting my lightning bugs…we sometimes could catch 30 in one evening! It was so much fun, oh the good old days. We lived in a small suburb of Greensboro called McLeansville. Have you ever heard of it?

    • vintagestreetmarket says:

      Hi Amy,
      Yeah-at least 30 per night. My jar was glowing!
      No, I have not heard of McLeansville. I grew up in Charlotte. Gorgeous state! :)

  59. My favorite was playing Marco Polo in the pool!

  60. Suzette Weber says:

    Flashlight tag was the favorite game! We could hardly wait for dark! We would spend the day thinking about our strategy and then try to implement the plans. Five minutes into the game it all went out the window, though……

  61. Well, I can’t say it was really a ‘game’, although it was the most fun thing for me! Playing House! Up above our house were some woods and each spring I raked a huge area down to the dirt, using leaves and pine needles, rocks and limbs – whatever I could find – to create the outline of a house. There was always a kitchen, living room and bedroom, although the kitchen was the best room of all. I found rocks, concrete blocks, pieces of lumber, anything that was ‘loose’ and built furniture and such to fill my house. Then my friends and I pretended we were wives and mothers and we made so many wonderful memories! It was a time I will never forget!

  62. LisaAnn says:

    We always loved playing freeze tag and hide and seek :)

  63. Mandy C says:

    Hopscotch with friends
    or the swings, feeling the freedom of flying

  64. Charlene LeBel says:

    We used to play baseball in the street. Back then cars didn’t go down our street much and we call out “heads up” and everyone would step onto the tree lawn and wait for the car to go by. We played outside a lot and we’d make up a lot of silly games. We played cards on my front porch quite a lot if it rained. I live in Cleveland, OH. Those were the days.

  65. Marilyn Ritchie says:

    Definitely hide and seek, and then sitting around a bonfire at night making smores!!

  66. We played hide and go seek, freeze tag, and four square :D

  67. I loved my marbles and loved to play as if I had horses. Do remember playing outside with the boys from the neighborhood, that was fun!
    The kit looks stunning. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  68. Doris Widder says:

    When I was real little, I used to love jumping through the sprinkler to keep cool. That’s what I remember most about summers. :-D

  69. Hmmm…for me it was jumping rope, playing dodge ball, kick ball and playing on the swing so many different games. I loved riding my bike as well. One summer I broke my arm in the beginning of summer riding my bike…that blew it for the rest of that summer… :)

  70. Playing Spotlight in the dark, there would always be squeals when the torch shone on someone!

  71. Esther says:

    I loved swinging all day long!

  72. amy in Texas says:

    Outside: hide-and-seek or hopscotch
    Inside: Uncle Wiggly or Old Maid

  73. Sarah-R says:

    Favorite outdoor game was “Ghosts in the Graveyard” (i.e. hide and seek in the graveyard) – we had a big old scary graveyard near our house and would scare one another!

  74. Angi B. says:

    I loved playing hopscotch when I was a little girl. Scrabble was also a fave. :) Fab giveaway.

  75. carla says:

    hop scotch growing up in my neighbor hood there were alot of girls and there wasnt a day that went by that we werent outside with chalk and doing out hop scotch marathons. LOL
    Thanks for the change to win!

  76. Iris says:

    LOVE summer and love all things water: pool, sea, sailing… Loved to play with sand when I was small.. Not now.. NO THANKS!

  77. I loved to play Capture the Flag… wish I could still play it…

  78. Carol Douglass says:

    I grew up in the village of a very small town and we stayed outdoors from sun up to way past sundown. It was so comforting to feel safe and be surrounded by so many friends. I think my favorite game was hide and seek, but on our bicycles.

  79. Meghan Thimjon says:

    A perfect day in Maryland was hanging with my friends…..playing tag, hide and sneak…etc.
    Then we would follow up with crabbing on the chesepeake and catching lightning bugs at night while the parents would cook our crab!!!! such great memories from there!

  80. Kristina M. Anderson says:

    My favorite summertime game or activity was roller skating. It was a little hard to do though, because we lived in an area that had all brick sidewalks! It was a great area to grow-up in because it was a small, family oriented area (German Village in Columbus, OH). It was so enjoyable to walk up to the local ice cream parlor (it was truly an old-fashioned ice cream shop), get a cone, and then eat it while we walked slowly home. In the mornings you could smell the freshly baked bread and donuts from the bakery all over the village. Thank you for the opportunity to remember some of the good times. Have a great weekend!

  81. Linda Mc says:

    I loved playing outside in the sprinkler and playing hide and go seek. We also could roller skate on the carport if we swept up all the rocks first!

  82. Linda says:

    Hide and seek was my favorite summer game. Thank you for the chance to win some great products.

  83. Cassandra says:

    I loved to ride my bike and I don’t remember playing games as a child. I love now playing Yahtzee and Scattergories with my guys!

  84. Heather Robertson says:

    we used to make gokarts and racce them down the hill

  85. Valerie Bishop says:

    My favorite games were Freeze Tag and I LOVED Jacks!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!! :)

  86. I loved hide and seek, but honestly, my favorite thing to do outside was ‘pretend’! I would pretend I was a mama with babies and play house, or I would play with cars and build a muddy city full of roads and bridges, or I would pretend I was a dancer, or a bride! There are so many things to pretend when you have an active imagination!

  87. Cari Cruse says:

    That’s a tough one to choose! Loved freeze tag and other types of tag, but boy, Red Light/Green Light always got me really laughing, so I’d have to call it my fav! :D

  88. Kathy G says:

    As a kid we always looked forward to summer. In our neighborhoods everyone had swimming pools so there was a lot of hanging out and swimming. We loved playing chinese jumprope and jacks when we were younger, and loved going to the roller rink when we got a little older. Thanks for sharing all the great goodies!

  89. Sharon LeVine says:

    We would get all the kids in the neighborhood (that’s went you knew everyone from blocks away not like now you don’t even know people two doors down) and would play red rover red rover and our line would be blocks long we always played at the school yard every night. Had to be home with the street lights came on. Thanks for the memories.

  90. Kelly Sas says:

    I loved jumping rope… remember with turners and the double ropes, and all the rhyme songs that went with them: Not last night but the night before, 24 robbers came knocking at my door….
    I also loved playing outside at dark. We would play some game – I don’t even know if it had a name, but it was like Hide & Seek, but the seeker was a ghost and you had to get back to the front porch without him seeing or you do it. It was scary and creepy yet our neighborhoods were safe at dark back then (40 years ago in the midwest) Thanks for the great memories!

  91. jennifer says:

    we used to hide in the tall grass in a field next to the street and jump out to frighten people as they drove by…still brings a smile to my face! oh and I loved playing jacks.

  92. Andrea Huber says:

    Duck, Duck, Goose!

  93. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I had so many games that I loved as a kiddo…One of my favorites was playing London Bridge with the sprinkler with my little sister. The bridge would come down on her and I’d spray her like CRAZY. She liked it because it was summertime…

  94. B. Poteraj says:

    I liked to play red rover with friends. But we only got to play it at parties or church functions because a lot of people are needed.

  95. Natasha G.P. says:

    Hmmmmm. One of my favorite things to do, not exactly a GAME, was walking around my neighborhood with my friend—in a big appliance box, with a couple of small holes cut out for eyes. No one knew who we were, and we would just walk around and talk to people….

  96. Lydia W. says:

    Sardines (backwards hide and seek) in the dark was my favorite summer time game. You could lay on the grass somewhere and hear your friends laughing and trying to find you. Then when they did you’d lay there and try not to giggle and give yourself away. Love, love, love you products!!

  97. Lynda Manning says:

    I love our “In the Dark ” game!!!It’s like hide in seek but in the dark.Lots of fun and laughs.

  98. Lisa says:

    Wow! Trying to look back to see what I loved to play outside is a tough one for me? lol
    It seems soooo far away….I know I loved many board games, but let me think? Outside games would have to be playing on my swingset. I loved to swing and when we moved to another home we didnt get to take it with us….but i always remember laughing and having such a fun time with my sister on the double swing too!

  99. Janet Weser says:

    My favorite games were chinese jump rope, double dutch, four square and teatherball for summer outdoor fun. Just to be with friends and the outdoors had to be the best. For the rainy days we played chinese checkers and other board games indoors.

  100. Lori Ruscitti says:

    Gotta be playing Marco Polo in the pool to stay cool. Growing up in Ft. Lauderdale we lived the whole summer in the pool!!

  101. Mickie Holladay says:

    I spent hours riding my bike or roller skating with my friends. Back then we could roam the neighborhood without fear and would stay out all day playing, roaming the nearby woods and building ‘hideouts’ to avoid our brothers!

  102. Maxine Hodges says:

    I remember taking a sheet and making a tent. You could ride your bicycle anywhere and be gone for hours and no one had to worry. We would even sit in the yard and tie clovers together and try to make enough to go around the house.! That was the world’s record. Thanks for the chance to win, but more, that you made me stop a minute and remember wonderful times of my childhood!

  103. Nicole Burden says:

    My favorite games as a little girl were hopscotch and skipping :) Such found memories!

  104. Becky Litz says:

    We played a game in my neighborhood called Kick the Can….anyone else? Also riding bikes, blowing bubbles, and playing at old wooden playground near my house.

  105. Sharon G. says:

    So many to choose from, so many days….I used to love to roller skate with my best friend Jenny Jones. We would race, tease my brother and his friends…good times, good times…

  106. Cheryl S. says:

    Living way out in the country as a child, I remember riding “stick” horses and riding bicycles–good times!

  107. Debbie Flowers says:

    Loved playing hide and seek! with all the kids in the neighborhood. Really wish our kids today had the freedom we did in the 60′s

  108. Courtney V says:

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE playing games! My entire family would get together and play horseshoes in my grandparent’s back yard. I miss that beautiful back yard and the fun we all had! :)

  109. Ann says:

    I remember a red, white and blue rubber ball and all the games we’d play as we bounced it against the wall.
    I also recall collecting fireflies at my cousin’s farm.

  110. Renee says:

    My favorite childhood outside game was Red light, Green Light, 123…
    I wasn’t very sports orientated, but I could run and stop really fast! ;)



  112. Wasn’t really a ‘game’, but I used to turn my Big Wheel upside down and turn the wheel with the pedals and pretend to make ice cream. Funny thing, friends I know as an adult, used to do the same thing—though we didn’t know each other as kids!

  113. Tina Cee says:

    I could only play outside in the evenings and at night due to terrible nose bleeds :( ! But my brothers were so good about entertaining me when I could go out with freeze tag and double dutch and riding my very large bike that I “grew” into!!! Funn-e!!!!!

  114. Janet says:

    I love summertime and I used to love riding bikes ,playing hide and seek, hopscotch,catching lighting bugs. So many summertime memories!

  115. Hmmmm….when I was a kid I used to love to ride my bike with my friends. We would go on little adventures and make up silly games we could do on our bikes lol we also used to LOVE to capture as many fireflies as we could before the streetlights came on because that was when we had to go home. Which wasn’t so bad when you laid in bed and fell asleep to the flickering of tiny green glowing lights. :)

  116. Theresa says:

    Hmmm….when I was little we used to love to ride our bikes and make up silly games. We used to also love to catch as many fireflies as we could before the street lights went on because that was when we had to go home, which wasn’t so bad when you could fall asleep to the flickering green little treasures you just had so much fun capturing :)

  117. {vicki} says:

    Red Rover Red Rover was my fave.
    Also loved riding my bike and pretending that I was a bus driver and I had my route and would have to stop every so often to pick up some more kids.—What Fun!

  118. Owwww i used to be a real outdoor girl back in th day’s.I loved collecting ladybugs in a bucket with gras…I was also addicted to skipping,i could do that all day long!

  119. indy says:

    My favorite summer activity as a youngster was pretending to be a world famous gymnast on my monkey-bar swing set!

  120. Hide and go seek with my cousins on the family farm, and making “cakes” out of willow seed pods under a tree in our neighbourhood, are both fond memories. :)

  121. hope says:

    Loved playing hide and seek –lived in an urban area of NY so afterward my Dad would take e for an ice cream at the local candy store. I loved Butter Pecan. It is one of my fondest memories…especially now hat my Dad is gone.

  122. katge blue says:

    I’m dating myself, but my all-time favorite outdoor game was “Red Rover, Red Rover”…..kickball came in a close second!

  123. Sharon Gullikson says:

    One of my favorite games was hopscotch. It was sort of a challenge, but not too challenging.

  124. Casey says:

    We loved playing “war” outside, what can I say, I had brothers!

  125. natasha g.p. says:

    I used to love to play with “the 5 kids” next door (that’s what we called them–it was easier than saying all of their names). We would play Connect 4—the winner played one person after another. FUN

  126. B. Poteraj says:

    I used to play ping pong after school each day. It was a lot of fun!!!

  127. Definitely hide and seek with the rest of the kids in the same block. We played every summer afternoon!

  128. Amber L. says:

    Growing up I loved 4 square

  129. Kristin O. says:

    We used to love playing Marco Polo in the pool, volleyball, making whirlpoos…outdoor stuff NOT in the pool was always tag, kick ball, jacks, hopscotch, tether ball(sp?), red light green light & hide and go seek once it was dusk. Oh to be a kid again!

  130. Christy Hendrickson says:

    We would get all 13 kids in the “old” neighborhood together & play “Hide & Go Seek” all day long, Till my Dad would come out & whistle for us to come home for dinnertime. The whole neighborhood knew my Dad’s whistle.

  131. Therese says:

    Catching fire flies at night and putting them in a jar was my favorite activity. We were just telling the kids about it when we saw the first lightening bugs of the season this weekend.

  132. Ellen B says:

    I sometimes dream that I am a little girl again playing my favorite game. Whenever we were bored out came the chalk and an old rubber heel and we had our entertainment for the next hour or so. I remember with much fondness how I would jump in the hot air of summer, braids flying as I played hopscotch!

  133. ruby t says:

    Making mudpies on the wall outside of my house or playing down by the river in the mud and water building dams. I didn’t mind getting dirty at all, I loved it.

  134. Debbie Painter says:

    We used to play kickball, almost every night! We had so many neighbors, that joined us, we were always outside. If not playing kickball, I remember riding my bike every day! We sure had a lot of playing outside! Not like the kids today!! This is a great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  135. karin #6470 says:

    Red Rover .. I think was a favorite

  136. Lindy says:

    I lived very close to all my cousins so we had a few favorites…we would jump rope, play hopscotch and roller skate every day; plus a few others but these three we were a MUST everyday. It was almost like a tradition.

  137. Christie says:

    Riding my bike, with cards in the spokes of course, building forts in the empty lot, and telling ghost stories. Fun!!!

  138. Christie says:

    … and popping tar bubbles on the road, and the summer.reading program at the library, and picking huckleberries, and sleeping outside /camping in the backyard…

  139. lisa says:

    riding my bike and racing one another, and playing in the splinker! thanks for the chance to win!!!! wonderful giveaway!

  140. Jolyn Stephens says:

    Fun! I liked red rover, and also tv tag.

  141. cHaRiTy! says:

    2 words.. 4 sQuaRe!

  142. Linda Fisk says:

    Hide and seek was a playtime favorite of mine. I had some mean cousins who would make he hide far away (a few houses away is FAR when you’re a kid) then they would go in the house and watch some Western on TV. I finally caught on after a while of being cold and no one calling my name, darn those boys!

  143. Donna Coughlin says:

    I love playing Chinese jump rope when I was kid. We would make our own ropes out of rubber bands!

  144. Debbie M says:

    I think my favorite thing to do was take a piece of chalk of draw a hopscotch board and the of course play hopscotch.

  145. Amy Duff says:

    Oh my summer’s were spent outside as much as possible and that meant flashlight tag once the sun set. Our mom’s would give us old jars to catch lightening bugs and we would have a competition to see who caught the most. Fun times! During the day we were usually in the pool trying to cool off which meant we had diving/belly flop awards to be handed out. The bigger the red mark usually entailed the winner. :-)

  146. For me it was catching unlimited numbers of Lightening bugs so many that the jar would glow bright and then we would put them in our tent and then do a finger puppet show for all of our cousins and such.. Memories of day’s gone by. I miss that.. don’t see nearly as many lightening bugs as you once did when we were kids.. but none the less I do have a Ball Jar for Catching them out of the porch.

  147. Adrianna Nunez says:

    My favorite memory has to be me & my cousins running around my backyard doing whatever we wanted, playing hide and seek, chasing my chickens, riding bikes, & playing barbies & hot wheels! I miss those days.

  148. {vicki} says:

    Red Rover was my fave!
    (do kids still play that?)–

  149. Jessica Elliot says:

    I loved jumping on the trampoline and running through the sprinkler, those were 2 of my fave activities! my other fave thing to do during the summer, take pictures!!!!!

  150. Cyndi Stephenson says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. My favorite outdoor game was Red Rover, Red Rover send___________ on over.

  151. Lydia Madara says:

    Loved to play hopscotch and jump rope…but even though it was not really a game, dressup was a favorite of mine (vintage clothing, what I wouldn’t do to still have that clothing and accesories!)

  152. HeatherC says:

    My favorites were, 4-square, Chinese jumprope, variations of tag, glow-in-the-dark volleyball and capture the flag!

  153. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I love the game Sorry. I just played it with my niece, and it brought me back to the good ol’ days…

  154. b. poteraj says:

    I used to like to play bingo as a kid, and would probably STILL like to play…

  155. Danielle Brown says:

    My favourite was Rollerskating around the neighbourhood!

  156. gerri herbst says:

    Two of my favorite summertime fun things to do were… swinging, then jumping off in mid air and playing jacks! I would love to create with your products!

  157. Laura says:

    Freeze tag, after dark, running barefoot thru cool grass in August was always the best time! Thanks for bringing back this sweet memory!

  158. Jan G says:

    I’ll bet I’m the only person to admit that they used to love running behind the mosquito fogger with all the kids in the neighborhood at night! I can only imagine the damage that must have done to our lungs and nerves!!!

  159. Becky Galdo says:

    We used to play at a friend’s house and pretent me ran a theatre. She had the milk door on the side of the house and that would be where we sold our tickets. All of our parents were lucky enough to attend………….

  160. Laura says:

    I would have to say Hide and Seek with my cousins. I was an only child growing up, but luckily it didn’t feel like it since I had cousins who lived very close to us. Playing Hide and Seek at my grandfathers house, was the best. He had so many great hiding spots.

  161. Christine A. says:

    Summer was spent in the pool during the day making up float races and baseball. When it rained, we opened the garage door and played board games on an old table with the neighborhood kids. When my dad was home from work (he worked 24 hr shifts as a firefighter) he was always steady pitcher for kickball or softball. At night we played street wide hide and seek. Good ol’ days :)

  162. Lynda says:

    Freeze tag for me….used to pay well into the night and we would all carry lightening bugs in jars as we ran around…fun times!!!

  163. Robin Herald says:

    I love your products. I could do alot of things with your products.

  164. Chris Dring says:

    We used to play Freeze tag all the time in the daytime and Ghost in the graveyard at night! Great prize giveaway!

  165. Tiffany says:

    My favourite game was hide and go seek! We lived on a farm and had so many different places to hide! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Have a great day :)

  166. b. poteraj says:

    Hide and Seek was one of my favorites. We would play long into the night…

  167. Cyndie Martin says:

    Let’s see, my favorite summer game was hide and seek. My cousins and I would play long into the night. Those were the good ol’ days. We had a great time. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

  168. Heather DG says:

    I practically lived on rollerskates – we used to bring our taperecorder outside and make up routines that we’d skate in the road to Supertramp’s Breakfast in America tape (recorded off an album) and pretend that we were professional rollerdancers. haha. I know the neighbors had to be watching us and giggling. We were so dramatic about it. Other than that is was the usual tag, Barbies, riding bikes, and going to the park swimming pool. Ahh the memories :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  169. Mrs. Lyla Larimore says:

    Going to the local pool, jumping through the sprinkler on the grass, hosing down another sibling (being the youngest- I usually got the water-at-you side of the hose), and being out in the sun all day long. Then, the wonderful coolness of bathtime, jammies, and sitting on the porch in the evening watching the stars come out, or a show of “heat lightning” in the distance…..ready to drift off to clean, cooled-down sleep on a hot summer night. No school, no worries, lots of friends, and lots of sunshine and FUN !

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