Does anyone remember playing "Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?" as a child? It was a lot of fun.
So was statue, Mother May I and Simon Says.
There also was 4-Square, played with a basketball and 4 squares and 1 player per square. The squares were numbered and the player's square number would be called out, by the ball thrower, really fast, to try to fake them out, so they'd miss and have to go out of the game. We played and played that on the playground in grade school 1 - 8 grades.
Also, we girls played "horse" in the gravel parking lot using horse names like "White Lightning", "Silver", "Black Beauty" and things. It was fun, too.
During gym time, we'd play Farmer in the Dell and London Bridge. Oh, this sure brings back memories.
During the lunch time, you'd pay .5 cents to dance inside the roped off area with the high school kids. We thought we were really something, I'll tell you. This was in the 1950's - 1960's!
About 50 years ago!