Playing Street Games, Way Back Then

Childhood would not be that memorable if you haven’t tried to play on the street together with your friends, classmates, neighbors.

Who would not agree?

If not all, I’m sure most of us had experienced playing street games, where a child would experience a different thrill and happiness aside from the toys or food that make our day.

Oh well, I’m just missing those times when me and my friends were playing outside the house. There are lots of games we could choose from for us to have fun. A very happy part of one’s childhood — playing.

I remember then, I used to escape from my mother, just to be with my friends for I really don’t like sleeping in the afternoon. I don’t care if she will slap my butt when I came home. Dadapa sa upuan handa sa palo. Haha.

And what are those street games we used to play way back then?

Here are the most popular street games we used to play when we were kids.


Piko
You’re not a Filipino if you don’t know this street game.

Patintero
Also this one, very popular. Enjoyable even if it is tiring.

Chinese garter
A game for girls, but I remember a boy used to play this, too. Haha.

Tumbang preso/lata

Luksong tinik/baka

Jerbase

Another one we used to play, usually after school or break time. Ayun pawisang pawisan palagi.

Hide and seek

Oooopppps! My favorite, especially in the evening. Yes, until evening I used to play this. That’s why my mother was always mad at me, but that was then.

I know these are only few of those games, can you add some more? ;-)

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  • sharlone

    taya-tayaan., boom socket., that’s the color., touching ball :)

    • calembang

      Langit – Lupa.. hahaha!

  • jho

    madami ako naalala street games when i was a child..like,punta kami sa dayamihan,tapos dun kami tumatambling ng mga kalaro ko,tapos mag iipon kami ng isang dakot na lupa tas ilalagay nmin ung siko nmin sa ibabaw nito,pag meron parang konting hukay,lalagyan nmin ng konting tubig tapos huhugis kami ng parang paso..

    meron pa ako naalala,naglalaro kami ng lutu-lutuan..sa harap ng bhay ng kapit bahay nmin..kse tuwang tuwa kami,dami kase halaman at bulaklak,iyon kunwari niluluto nmin,hanggang mahuli kami ng may-ari at papagalita,kaya hayun sa takot ko na isumbong ako sa nanay ko nun naihi ako sa salawal ko..hehehe!!kakahiya..sana nagustuhan nyo kwento ko..

  • Jackelyn Aquino

    Sarap balikan ng ating mga kakulitan noon:-) Masaya diba?

  • Marife Prisca S. Samaringa

    nakakamiss talaga ang tumbang lata dito ako napagalitan ng inay ko kasi nadapa ako sana ang mga kabataan ngayun alam itong mga larong ito hinde computer at psp lang ang alam nila ngayun……

  • lau beruin

    ka-miss maging bata…thanks sa pagpapaalala =))

  • http://fb nestor

    naalala ko noon, my favorite game was hihip-pan or patungan ng lastiko.. wow,kaysarap magbalik alaala… always number 1 sa game kaya ako ang me pinakamahabang collection ng rubberband… hahaha

    kapag nakakagalitan ako ng Inay ko, palaging sabi, ilalaga nila ang collection ko at siya nilang ipapakain sa akin… :(

  • mae de torres

    ang di ko malilimutan yung paddle..kailangan mong mapapunta sa finish line ung tsinelas mo..pero ung kalaban mo ay titirahin yun palayo…wwalang “perelange”.,,nagshoot sa kanal tsinelas ko..kailangan kong maialsa sa kanal ung tsinelas by simply hitting it using the other pair of the slipper..iyak ako ng iyak kasi pinagtutulungan na ako ng mga pinsan ko..it’s mostly boys game..pero sumali pa rin ako..
    ayun..to cut the story short..yun lang ang time na naalala kong pinalo ako ng dady ko..at baging pa ang pinanghaplit niya sa akin..=) hahahaha

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