Question of the day

What was your favorite recess activity?

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17 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    I don’t think I really liked recess. The bullies bugged me, the jocks didn’t impress me. I would have preferred to just read or just watch the other kids. I honestly can’t remember anything I liked about recess, other than getting out of class. Maybe chatting with my like-minded friends.

    Oh wait, there were honeysuckles growing up against the playground fence, and I liked tasting the “honey” from them. But no sooner did I start to enjoy it than it was forbidden. Blah.

  2. Joy says:

    I loved to play 4 square and jumping rope. We used to play so many jump rope games. They don’t seem to do it anymore.

  3. Ellen says:

    I loved recess. I played ropes too and on the playground, I’d love to do some gymnastics.

  4. Laura says:

    I enjoyed hanging out with my friends, mostly. In grade school, we had stuff, and I liked the swings best, but once we got into junior high (now known as middle school), we didn’t have stuff on the playground, except for a couple of basketball nets. So we just hung out, talking.

    • SKL says:

      We had no playground equipment. Our “playground” was the church parking lot. Nothing to climb on (legally), no swings, not even any stuff painted on the ground. I really liked playing on the public school’s playground, but didn’t get to do that at recess.

  5. Nikki says:

    Other than hanging out with my friends, I’d say hopscotch or jump rope. We played double dutch, and Chinese jump rope a lot. I liked tetherball until it hit me in the face and broke my nose.

    • Joy says:

      Chinese jump rope. Was that with the elastic thingy that we’d keep at our ankles and you’d cross them with your feet? I just loved that. I loved the running in and out of jumping. I think it’s sad that kids don’t do this anymore. I asked Trin and she looked at me like I was a crazy person. Not that I’m not but this was so much fun. I can remember tying one end of the jump robe to the latch of the garage door so two of us could play.

      • Nikki says:

        Yes!! The schools these days probably don’t even have them! 😦

        • Joy says:

          I also remember sitting in the grass and playing those finger games with yarn. Kids now just want to watch tv. I think it’s really sad.

          • Nikki says:

            Or making bracelets and necklaces out of those white flowers/weeds. Or collecting helicopters and throwing them the air. I just did that the other day with Bailey. I said we did that for fun when I was a kid, he laughed!

            I don’t let Bailey sit and watch TV if he’s able to be outside….he’d never choose to sit inside anyway. I’m lucky that way!

    • lucy says:

      Oh.. I loved Chinese jump rope!!

  6. starlaschat says:

    Probably the rings and monkey bars.

  7. Playing on the bars. My girlfriends and I did some cool stunts.

  8. mssc54 says:

    MARBLES!!! Gosh… come to think of it I dont even know if I’ve even seen any marbles in stores lately./

  9. lucy says:

    There were ping pong tables and I LOVED playing during recess.

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