Before the era of hi-tech gadgets, did you love a game of rounders or street football?
Perhaps you preferred hopscotch, British Bulldog or conkers.
How about kerby or hide and seek?
We asked the followers of the Wearside Echoes page on Facebook. It’s the Sunderland Echo’s social media page devoted to nostalgia with 5,500 members and more arriving every day.
They had plenty to say and today we share their answers as well as some suggestions of our own. Take a look.
1. Cracking memories of conker
Conkers is an age-old classic and here are pupils from Barnes Junior School enjoying a game in 2010.
Ian Dunn (right) accepts a challenge from Daniel Reekie, while waiting for their chance are (from left) Richard Marsden, Ryan Kent, Nicola Redpath, Mark Slaughter and Richard Divers.
2. Collecting them was part of the fun
Fatfield youngsters were pictured having fun as they collected conkers on their way home from school in 1956.
3. Hopping back to 2008
Now that looks like fun! It's 2008 and children at Ropery Walk School in Seaham had a hopscotch game to enjoy in the school playground.
Was it your favourite? It certainly was for Wearside Echoes followers Charmayne Tomlinson, Carol Webster, Carole Butler and Sharon Cleminson.
4. Sliding back to 1977
Skate boards became all the rage in the 70s and here are some youngsters enjoying skateboarding in Fawcett Street in October 1977. Other games that Wearside Echoes followed in their youth included Queenie, hide and seek and kick the can. Who can tell us more about Queenie and kick the can?
Photo: Sunderland Echo