Me and my next door neighbor, Justin, played Casper the Friendly Ghost almost every day in the summer. I don’t remember much about the “plots” of our days, but I was Wendy and he was Casper. My longest and best friend Kristi and her brother Mark would make up games to play in the pop-up camper they had (we never actually popped it up, but hid in the closed damp space). We dressed up their dog and videotaped him. We played tag and climbed trees in a wooded area between our houses. We rode bikes all over town. We went to the city pool. I can’t think of many times when our days were planned out – we just got together and did whatever came to mind. All of this was outside.
Check out this link from usnews.com talking about outdoor play for children. I wish there was a way we could go back to the days of free outdoor play. Do you think it’s possible?