NFL Invention Contest: Outdoor Games of the Past 8

Outdoor games are one of the themes of the NFL Invention Contest. Children can register with new ideas to get active, have the chance to win some amazing prizes and have a blast. Aren’t we parents excited to get our kids playing outdoors?

An easy way to make outside play even more fun and exciting is to teach them about games of the past, well in your past. Fad games that you played with your friends for hours or the whole neighborhood joined in… competitive, exciting, or addicting activities. Join in with them and get their friends involved too.

Outdoor Games of the Past - hopscotch


As a 50 year old who grew up the Bronx, most of the outdoor games of the past I played were with groups of friends. I’m not sure which was more exciting, being with friends or challenging myself. Some of the games I played were stickball, hopscotch, potsy, and paddleball. I also was a fan of roller-skating and jump rope.

Outdoor Games of the Past - Stickball


Back then we all knew each other, but if I went to another area and asked to be a part of one of these games, I became part of the gang. This is missing today. Kids stay in their homes, playing video games, sometimes with a friend, but there’s no real groups of friends. And sadly, no physical activity.

The NFL Invention Contest is trying to change that. Kids need to play outdoors! Have an idea for a NEW way to get active? Encourage your kids to enter the NFL Play60 Invention Contest! Enter today! (contest ends July 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET)

ends on July 12, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM EST
ends on July 12, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM EST

NFL Invention Contest

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Get your kids moving by teaching them about outdoor games of the past. What are some games you played as a child?

This is a post to help share the NFL Play 360 Invention Contest. I have received no compensation, but I am a supporter of the topic of outdoor play.

Image source for hopscotch photo – L. Marie

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About Jennifer Massey

Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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