Child’s Play. #Wordless Wednesday #Give them a hand!

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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44 Responses to Child’s Play. #Wordless Wednesday #Give them a hand!

  1. Sandra J says:

    I loved playing Hopscotch. I just looked it up to see if I could remember how to play. They actually have a video on the rules of the game. Great fun. 🙂

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    • Eliza says:

      I’m sure we all had different rules to play. I think I used to be good at it.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I loved playing hopscotch too Sandra – we had a gravel driveway and road when we lived in Canada so we played at the schoolyard. I am going to look for a video to feel like a kid again. I was surprised kids still play hopscotch and thinking maybe their parents said “here, this is something fun for you to try.” We played jump rope and Chinese jump rope too back in the day too.

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      • Sandra J says:

        Yes, lots of jump rope, it was so fun to see the video on how to play. Brought back all the memories right away. We used flat rocks to throw on the squares.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I just looked at a video too Sandra. I remembered the jumping part and the turning around, but forgot about the markers. (One of the most-important parts.) Nice memories of fun we had as kids … games at school for recess.

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      • Eliza says:

        Oh. Interesting to see. That’s what I meant when I said ‘scoobie’. We didn’t have the no touching rule, just the no jumping on the rope. And the one we played often with only 2 people was England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. It’s like this video, but harder when you get to the end https://youtu.be/7lEmfq_NDlU. We did it inside, outside, over, twist- you’d have your legs on either side of the elastic, jump around so the elastic was twisted, then have to jump inside the elastic – untwisting as you jumped.
        And the game you play with 2, we play with as many people as wanted. Originally 3 ends and up to 3 outs, but can be more people and more corners. Jumping over the elastic as it goes higher and higher.

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      • Sandra J says:

        So much fun. 🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I wonder if we changed anything while jumping? That is interesting and I don’t recall having two people jump at the same time – it would be distracting I think and easier to mess up. That girl was jumping pretty high at the end of the video – they really pushed the elastics up high!

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      • Eliza says:

        🙂 we went as high as we could. Some to the unders and shoulders!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Oh wow – I was never that good, nor were my friends!

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      • Eliza says:

        We didn’t do Chinese skipping, whatever that is. We also played scoobie – elastic? – a lot and all the ball game songs. They still do it, just some songs they sing the words all wrong! Or different to how we did.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        The Chinese jump rope was elastics like are in a tunnel for PJs … not as thick as you’d have in sweatpants or shorts. We tied them together to look like a huge rubber band. So two people stood opposite one another and put the elastics around their ankles and the “box” it formed, a third person hopped in and out of the elastics, first to one side, then got fancier, both feet out, both feet in … you tried not to touch the elastic at all – if you did you were out. If you were good, the elastic got raised … that was more difficult. As I write the directions, it sounds a bit dumb. I just Googled it and it looks like you can now buy a Chinese jump rope. https://youtu.be/H48DTWOlmw0

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  2. I loved that chalk art. Thanks for giving us a lovely collection.

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  3. Eliza says:

    Gorgeous! Brings back memories

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Kids love to make their mark in wet cement! I have seen a few paw prints made in the cement where they did the construction and new sidewalks on Pagel Avenue last year … I was going to do a Wordless Wednesday on “making your mark in the cement” and decided to just do this about children’s creative “artwork” for the week leading up to Father’s Day instead.

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  4. Hopscotch was a game you could play by yourself if no one was around.

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  5. Laurie says:

    Ahhh…summer! I love to see the chald drawings on the path where you walk. There are usually drawings on the path I run on too. It gives me something to look at to keep my mind off of how tired I am! 🙂

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  6. Linda Schaub says:

    The sunshine artwork was from the same chalk artist, a teenager, who did the Jimi Hendrix quote in her artwork I featured a few weeks ago. She is quite creative and I walk home that way now just to see what else she has done. There was someone writing inspirational messages at Council Point Park a few years ago. My friend Ann Marie usually has a piece of chalk on her and writes something at or near where she sees inspirational chalk drawings. She is a former elementary school teacher.

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  7. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………….every morning I’ve been drawing a flower with its name by it and a neighbor girl colors them in when she gets up in the morning……………………….its been fun………….so far………………….it hasn’t rained in several days…………………I’m running out of names of flowers………………….

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ann Marie – I have mentioned to other bloggers how you often see chalk art then add something … I love that you do that and this neighborhood girl is getting a kick out of your artwork. It’s been great with no rain, so the kids figure it’s worthwhile to go ahead and draw and it won’t get washed away.

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  8. The hand prints are adorable!!
    One of our neighbors also does great chalk art with positive messages. It doesn’t wear off quickly and the colors stay vibrant. Definitely makes you smile when you pass by them.
    I wonder what chalk they use.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I thought so too Esther and just think, they were made in 2000 so those kids are all grown up by now. The hand prints are where I featured the dog treats a few weeks ago. I have taken photos of that house and garden and will spotlight it next week. The house is very whimsical with its stone critters in the front yard.

      The more vibrant chalk art is because that person is using a spray chalk. I one time paused to take pictures of this same girl’s artwork, maybe in 2019 or 2018 and her father was outside watering the flowers and I said “very clever” and he said it was his daughter and she uses spray chalk and it is very vibrant and lasts through rain and watering, eventually fading away. This young girl’s artwork are the two sunshine photos in this post.

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  9. J P says:

    I love seeing examples of fun and creativity that kids bring to every young family.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      The sidewalk with the hand prints made in the year 2000 is located at the corner house I’m going to spotlight next week. I keep pushing the post off for other topics. It is the home that has the container of dog treats hanging on a wooden post and in the Winter they have a snow meter, a fun yardstick with a snowman on it to measure inches of snow. The whole home is whimsical … not a blade of grass, all ivy ground cover with various critters poking their head out of the ivy. The day I was there, there were lots of tulips and it was just a pleasure to stand and take it all in. I usually find a lot of chalk art in the Summertime … the teenager who did the sunshine art is the same one who did the powerful words a few weeks ago. I’m glad to see kids getting out and acting like kids and not parked behind their devices.

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