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Games I learned....

It is so much fun to be almost a second grader..I have learned some really fun games to play...

My sister and I , at home, love to spin around and get dizzy then fall to the floor and get the giggles...and we also have a whole lot of fun playing Hide and Seek, but I have lot's of new games now...

Like:

Drop the Handkerchief...there is a circle of girls and one walks behind them and drops a hanky at someone's feet and runs and that person has to pick up the hanky and catch me before I take her place in the circle, if she doesn't catch me it is her turn to drop it behind someone else and run...we giggle a lot at this game, cause hankies are very silent.

Jumping rope and they even have rhymes that we sing when we are jumping...here is one :

"Fudge fudge tell the judge...momma has a new born baby... It isn't a girl...it isn't a boy...it's just a new born baby...wrap it up in tissue paper, take it down the elevator..first floor stop....second floor stop...third floor DO NOT stop cause HOT spells hot"...then the girls on either end of the rope turn it really fast...

Something else we learned when we don't know who should start first, is "Eenie Meenie Meini Moe catch a monkey by his toe, if he howlers let him go, eenie meenie meini moe...and who ever is the last person to be touched is the one to begin...

Or there is One potato two potato three potato four five potato six potato seven potato more...you are it...

I don't see boys playing these games, I guess they are for girls only?

We also like to play jacks and I am pretty good at this game, my hands are quick and I hardly ever miss the ball.

One other game that I like a lot is with clapping our hands. You face your friend and clap each other's hands whilst singing a song...here is one I like..."A sailor went to sea sea sea, to see what he could see see see, but all that that he could see see see was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea".

A fun one with all of us in a big circle is..."Farmer in the Dell" each person picks someone like the farmer picks the wife, the wife picks the child, the child picks the nurse, the nurse picks the dog, the dog picks the cat the cat picks the rat...

I try to teach my sister but there aren't enough of us...but I think mommy is gonna have a baby...???

Girls games ?

How many of these games do you remember or have ever played?

  • All of them...
  • 2-3 of them...
  • None of them :O(
  • My children know them and more !!!!
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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

G-Ma - This is so amazing. Reading this is just like talking to my girls. You really know how to capture the spirit of children. It is truly amazing. I remember some of those games and some my girls play today. Keep on going. I love your stories.


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raiderfan 7 years ago from Arizona

I never played any one these games. I threw rocks.

But good story, its like you are able to be a child again. I can barely remember last year let alone what I did as a kid.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Thank you sweetie...it sure is fun dragging them out from the deepness of time...we had to play and be physical back then...all we had was radio and records...even homemade one's my uncle made...hee hee No T.V until 1950'ish for us...:O) Hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

raiderfan...ha ha I bet you did...I threw rocks into the river and never could make one skip...all my life I couldn't...did you also use a slingshot?...

See what old age does...makes me a kid again woohoo...Thanks sweetie for the comment...:O) Hugs


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raiderfan 7 years ago from Arizona

I use to skip those rocks across the lake, the river, even a mud puddle. And yeah I use to play around with the slingshot too. Broke just a few things in my time. Hugs.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Most of these are really such girl games. I was aces at jacks and jumping a single rope. I was lousy at double dutch.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

raider...see i knew it....:O) Hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Candie I was good at jacks and still am hee hee...but better at double dutch then single...those were the days...thanks for the comment and for voting...:O) Hugs


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

What? Mommy's gonna have a baby? Well then I think more stories are waiting to be told. Keep em coming G-Ma.

Btw, I didn't know Eenie Meenie Meini Moe is a whole rhyme! I thought it ends with Moe. A new day, new knowledge! Thanks for sharing, Lurve ya! :D


Whikat 7 years ago

G-ma, thanks for bringing all the memories back of child's play. I have two beautiful little girls that are old enough to teach these wonderful games to. I have already taught them the rhymes, now for the fun part. :-)


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Cris A...boy you don't miss a thing do you??? Well they will continue...goodly or badly done...is me and a record for the family??? lessons never end my sweet...Lurve ya Moreeee L:O) Hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

awww.whitkat...is so much fun and is so lost with computers and wifi and what ever...the hankie game is really old and fun...oh dear don't get me started..enjoy them...enjoy them my dear cause time goes quicker then you think..Thanks for commenting...:O) Hugs


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines

We used to play at least three of these games with my siblings and neighbors. I was good at jacks too.:)


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

wonderful times hey? i am so happy that you all commented...it is fun thinking back...:O) Hugs


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

What a nostalgic trip this was, G-Ma! :)


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

000000...Feline...LOL wasn't it though...my my how we so soon (me) grow in the years...Notice I didn't say OLD :O) Hugs and thanks for commenhting my dear...G-Ma


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

I remember these games, hadn't thought of them in a while. We used to play 'In and out the windows' where we stood in a cirle, holding arms high,save one. SHE would weave in and out under the arms with the others following. Eventually we were all in knots , the one to let go was 'out'


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Wow that sounds rather hard to do....thanks sweetie for commenting and have a wonderful day...:o) Hugs


friend 7 years ago

This is a nice story.


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

G-Ma, what sweet memories in this hub! Thanks! :-) It's really intriguing how kid games are so very similar all over the world, sometimes even the names of the games are the same!


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

friend...well thank you for commenting. How sweet.O) hugs.

/...and ELENA...ALSO A big HUG TO you..and am so glad the memories are the same good ones...:O) Hugs


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Beautiful memories, thanks for reminding me on innocent games of my choldhood...

Love and Hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Tatjana...Glad you also had fun playing these Girls Games..I sure did...Thanks for commenting :O) Hugs


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

My mom used to have to drag me around with my older sister, and then make her include me in their games. Oh, that was popular! I remember drop then handkerchief. I think some teacher had the class play it, girls and boys together. Thanks, G-Ma!


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TamCor 7 years ago from Ohio

We used to play a lot of these games, too, G-Ma--thanks for reminding me of them...when we played "Eenie Meenie Meini Moe", we always caught a tiger, instead of a monkey, lol....

I love the way you write--I felt like I was a child again--and right there with you, reading this!


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Tom...hee hee...OMG you remember that "Drop the Handerchief" it was so fun....LMAO to hear you comment on that...Thanks my dear man...:O) Hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

well Tam my dear...we always said something else...but was afraid to print that...am so glad you liked this and it brings back fun memories...life is short, sweet and also endless...:O) Hugs


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T. A. Northburg 7 years ago from Colorado, USA

Sounds like you had a fun childhood. My daughters play a few of these. I will have to tell them about the others. How many of them do you play today?


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

T.A. Hee hee.... too many that's for sure...gotta stop...Thanks for commenting my dear...:O) Hugs

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