NFL Invention Contest: Outdoor Games of the Past

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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  1. Hmm… Being an only child, I didn’t spend lots of time playing outdoors. When I did, I rode my bike (I loved that thing) or drew on the sidewalk. I also enjoyed blowing bubbles or dancing to my boombox. Great, I feel old now. Haha!
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  2. We used to play kickball, tetherball, and categories all day outside when I was a kid.
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  3. I loved playing hopscotch as a kid and my kids still do. I never heard of potsy but will have to look, I’m always looking for fun outdoor games for my kids. I love this idea and can’t wait to hear some of the ideas people come up with.
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  4. This seems like a fun way to teach kids about history.
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  5. How awesome is this! Thanks for sharing!!!! I will be passing this along.
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  6. Hopscotch is a wonderful game. I like it so much and used to play this game in my childhood.