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Games we used to play back cover
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Games we used to play front cover
Children run on the playground as they play a game of schooch.
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Pitch
Two boys pitch marbles in the yard. To play pitch you draw a circle and put marbles in it. You use your fingers to pitch marbles out of the ring. The player with the most marbles at the end wins.
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Hide and Seek
Children scampering off to hiding places as "IT" hides his/her face and counts. This game can be played indoors or outdoors.
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Moral
Three girls play a game of Moral. This game consists of drawing a grid of eight squares on the ground and numbering them. Each player tries to complete the grid count by rolling and bouncing the ball without stepping on the lines.
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Brown Girl In The Ring
Boys and girls holding hands to form a ring. The person in the middle skips to the song Brown girl in the ring tra la la la la. At 'show me your motion' the person does his or her favourite dance. At 'show me your partner' he or she picks a friend to be in the middle.
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Boy Days
Boys will be boys as they play games like boxcarts, rolling bicycle rims and patched tyres.
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Kite Flying
Youngsters enjoying the excitement of kite flying. This is usually done in any open space or savannah.
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Jacks
Young girls sit on the floor and play jacks. Jacks can be played indoors and outdoors and both boys and girls enjoy the game.
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Hopscotch
A group of friends play the popular children's game of hopscotch. Boxes are drawn on the ground and players try to hop on the grid without stepping on the lines and/or losing balance.
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Jockey
Children playing at the water's edge urging their 'jockeys' along the racing path.
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Spinnin Top
Young boys having fun while spinnin top. The tops could be home made or store bought, either way they provided lots of fun.
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Red Rover
Hands linked, a boys team and a girls team play Red Rover with each other.
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Schooch
Players scattering away as the one with the ball aims. You try to avoid being hit otherwise you become "IT".
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