It seems everything old is new again in the schoolyard as old fashioned games make a resurgence.
I have fond memories of playing my favourite schoolyard games at recess and lunch. Back then, we had seasons – marble season, elastics season, four square season… I had no idea who decided when each season began but marbles would appear one lunch and then, the very next day, everyone was in on the action. Each season ended when the games suddenly stopped or the school decided to ban the game. Not to worry – there was always another game to move on to!
I love the idea of kids being kids, engaging in play, involving others, jumping around, learning to win and lose, and having fun – apart from eating, isn’t that what recess and lunch should be about? Here’s 5 of my favourite schoolyard games which I’m pleased to see are standing the test of time.