We played jump rope, double dutch rope, hop scotch, rode our bikes and went on walks with lunch to the park or playground. We fished, went crabing , hunted for frogs & tadpoles and crayfish & released them. We collected bugs, butterflies and lightning bugs in glass jar with holes in the lids. We also walked with our wagons and collected metal. We played dress up and pretended to be on stage, sang and danced. We rollar skated on the street, it was safe then but now you would want to go to a rollar rink. Lots of family fun. On rainy days, we help bake and make things and color or paint or do pen& ink drawings. We had lots of fun. We would go strawberry or corn picking at different farms. People did not have backyard pools then, so we got wet in the creek. What about having them help you plant a garden..........the best tasting veggies are from your own back yard.