How about Pick-Up Sticks? This is one that I played with my father -- the floor was carpeted in the living room but it was a very short, dense pile so it was great for playing Pick-Up Sticks. He wouldn't let me get by with anything though -- if a stick moved, that was it! We stuck by the rules!
Noli, however, is a different situation entirely. She plays by her own set of rules which, by the way, changes from moment to moment depending on how the sticks fell, or what color they are .... you just never know!
I found these in a garage sale -- I like them because they are made of wood, and they are a bit oversized for little hands. But she still cheats!
I eventually got my own marbles -- cat's eyes. And I've kept them all these years (and my brother's marbles too, he he). I remember my mother and I cooking those cat's eyes to see them crackle!
These are some of them, his and mine. I think the variations of color and the swirls are so pretty.
Check it out, there are lots of cute cards and paintings in this lovely shop!
There were a bunch more that we played a lot -- skating, jump rope, walking on stilts, Hula Hoop -- but I'll save those for another day!
What kid games do you remember?
♥♥♥ I'm linking up my kid games to Alphabe-Thursday over at Miss Jenny's where we are studying the letter "K."