my island life
Wow! This plastic bucket cover idea sounds great! I played hoop and stick as a child (it was not limited to boys in my country and it was fun) and the stick was made from a wire, but I remember getting a hoop was a problem. There was no plastic then and I do not remember what they were made from. Try it, zooms, you might like it. :-)
Hi Minerva, yes, it does look like real fun, what this photo does not show however,is the traffic, which travels at real speed regardless of who is in the road, or the adept way that the children dodge it, I'd probably get run over.
great photos.the second is my fave. at thats a bad bend in the road,we nearly ended up in the ditch!
In Jamaica we make the hoops out of garden hoses. You cut the required length and join the two ends by snuggly fitting a piece of stick into them. Because hoses hardly come in any other colour, hoops are almost always green, it was a pleasant surprise to see the red and yellow ones in your pics.
Ingenious Jacqueline, it's so refreshing to see children enjoying their games, that don't require a second mortgage or a brand name.
Thanks D,by the way, everyone I know has been in that drain one way or another, can't think how you avoided it.
When we were growing up we used the metal rings around the wooden wine barrels. The hoops were bigger, therefore we needed shorter sticks. A number of years the hoops are smaller and in color, and the sticks longer. Great way to have fun. Great picture.
Hi Lemongrass, yes I remember those, but did the stick have a hook to control the hoop? I thought you hit them to try to keep them rolling and you needed to be able to run really fast to keep up and if you had real skill you could pass through the hoop.
Yes, you had to hit the hoop to keep it moving, the sticks had no hooks. We also had smaller rubber hoops, but instead of a hook, we put a nail at the end of the stick to roll the hoop. With both kinds you had to be fast on your feet.Ps. In my earlier comment, I meant to say "a number of years later the hoops are smaller and the sticks longer.
Hee! I remember this from when I was a kid. I didn't think children these days knew how to have fun with simple toys. Lovely shots.
thanks for visiting, it is lovely to see you here.