We’re in a jet age now, where technology reigns in businesses, schools and homes.
But it was not like this in the 90’s. I’m not saying I’m a grandpa, but there are certain things that these generations kids won’t get to enjoy because of technological advancement.
Some of them are:
1. Playing with sand
New generation kids would not understand the joy sand gave to us back then. There’s nothing that you can’t use sand for; We cook with sand, build houses with sand, fight with sand and even sleep on sand. Back then, mothers suffer a lot while washing, because their kids always come back dirty from the playground. Right now, most kids are only concerned with mobile phones and computers.
2. Police and Thief
“Police and Thief”, “Catcher catcher” or “Tag” was a famous game we played. In fact, I still play this game till now. Kids then, were never bored. Even if there’s nothing to do, you can play “Police and Thief”, run around and make sure the Police doesn’t catch you. Kids right now, are not even interested in playing, not to talk of running around. Well why would they? When they have WhatsApp to keep them busy.
3. Whot and Ludo
There are times when your parents won’t allow you go out to play. At times like this, Cards and Ludo come to the rescue. Cards and Ludo are very fun games especially when you have a lot of siblings. You can even make it more interesting when you bet meat, food or pocket money. But then even without siblings, there are times when we play Ludo alone, and its still enjoyable. I don’t think I’ve seen Ludo in the past 2 years. This is because new generation kids have made Ludo a rare possession.
Kids don’t play cards or Ludo no more, they snapchat.
4. Street Football
This was an every Saturday routine. We played barefooted, in the open streets with cars and shops around. the ball would enter the gutter sometimes and we would pick it up and continue playing. We knew it was unhygienic but we didn’t care. Today, well, let’s just say kids don’t have time for football.
5. Suwe/ Hopscotch
This is one of the best games to play in the evening when the sun has set. You need to be accurate and have balance in order to win in this game. Kids now don’t even know how to draw the Suwe box, not to talk of playing it.
6. Table Soccer/ Counters Ball
This game is the real MVP. Table soccer kept us busy in school especially during free period. Only in table soccer that a team like Celtic would score 10 goals against Barcelona. No one plays table soccer no more, new generation kids can’t even make the goalpost. Its unfortunate.
Add the games you played as a kid.