10 Ways Kids Entertained Themselves 30 Years Ago

10 Ways Kids Entertained Themselves 30 Years Ago

Julia Cho
May 16, 2011

Somehow we stumbled upon this article and thought it was worth a look. So, how did we entertain ourselves before "modern play spaces" and the iPhone?

Interestingly enough, just about all of the ways listed at Kid Crave are outside. That's right, kids used to play outside every day (much like 100 years ago when the photo above was taken).

Below are the ones we have vague recollections of. How about you?

• Mother May I
• Red Light, Green Light
• Red Rover
• Hot Lava
• Hot Hands

So, if you've got a small space inside, you're in luck. Head out to the park or playground and pass on some of these classics.

You can find the full list at Kid Crave

(Image: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

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