Fun Fridays:Playground Games…What Was Your Favorite?

“Slide, baby 1, 1…..”

Remember Gigolo?  How about Miss Merry Mack? Dodgeball? Tag? No matter your age, everyone had a favorite playground past time when you were younger. I stumbled across, a site dedicated to preserving documentaries of various American traditions and cultures. This particular video features a group of young girls back in 1967 doing their, “cheers,” as I use to call them. Check it out:



I decided to post this video today because it is a reflection of a tradition passed down from generation to generation. No one really knows who created these cheers, when or where they were created, but once you heard them on the playground you immediately became familiar and it would stay with you forever.

So, what was your favorite playground game or cheer?

Happy Friday! Go Rams! #fromaWahoo


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Go Cinderella!
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 14:57:17

    My favorite had to be Hollywood. For those who are unfamiliar with this one, it went like this; “Hollywood, (Clap Clap) Hollywood, (Clap Clap) Hollywood go swing-ing. Hollywood go.. swinging.” Lol. Not sure if THAT helped at all but it was worth a shot. Anyway, I loved this one because, if you knew all the words, and could do the hand motions really fast without messing up, you were indeed.. a Beast. If you didn’t know, you were instructed to go somewhere and sit down, and let the Pros (such as myself) take over. Of course I still know it, words and all. It definitely stays with you forever.


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