Tag, You’re It! Top Outside Games We Played In The 80’s

April 15, 2013 ‐ By Kelly Franklin
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When you were a kid, all you needed was your crew and a warm sunny day to have a ball. There was no sitting in the house, bored stiff with nothing to do. You would run wildly, like your life depended on it, from the kid chosen as “it” or play one of these other classic childhood games. Which were your favorite?

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  • pickneychile

    Yeah we played all of these! I forgot about what time is it Mr. fox until I read it. Awww memories! We also used to play octopus tag, jailbreak (cops n robbers), capture the flag, flashlight tag, tv tag, superman tag, etc lol.

  • What?

    We played TV Tag.

    • What?

      Spiders and Flies

  • Melissa

    Who remembers rock teacher. A bunch of kids sit on the bottom of a staircase. The rock teacher holds a rock in their hand and you have to guess which hand it’s in to move up a step. The person who reaches the top of the Stairs win

  • Trisha_B

    I was born 1990 & played all of these. I stayed outside until it was dark everyday lol. I had my video games, but those only really got played when it was raining & i couldn’t go outside. Kids born after like ’95 don’t know these. Kids lack vitamin D b/c they don’t go outside to play lol. They are just zombie’s in front of the TV. Plus w/ all these crazies out, it’s scary to have the kids outside now-a-days

    • Ugh!

      A lot of the kids born in the late eighties/early nineties were like that too. That’s when child obesity kicked in. There were tons of fat kids paying Sega and Nintendo 64 all day, chomping on Mickie D’s. LOL!! The eighties kids and back were slim and trim because they were more active. You would only see a few chubby kids here and there but they were’nt huge like nineties kids and the kids now, DAMN!

  • the guest

    I remember Kick the Can and Ringolivio Ringolivio

  • universal

    those were the dayz………………

  • Q

    Bloody Mary

  • Ms.Brilly

    What about Hot Peas and Butter? LOL

    • Guest1002

      Yes hot peas and butter was the game. Also lets not forget 1 2 3 red light. Kids today don’t have fun like we did back in the day.

  • nolimit_soldier

    Anyone remember hide and go get it? I think I was a good 10 years old playing that w my homies and the neighborhood girls. Only thing is I chased after the same girl EVERY TIME (I eventually got her pregnant 5 years afterwards) lol smh..*the memories**

    • Ah the joys of urban diversity.

    • ThisChick

      So you finally got it huh? lol