If you asked kids TODAY this question, I bet “being on their phone” would make the list:  A new poll asked 5,000 parents to name their favorite OUTDOOR activities when THEY were kids.  What was your favorite?  Here are the top ten . . .

  1. Hide-and-seek.  43% of us used to love it.
  2. Water balloon fights, 42%.
  3.  Tag, 42%.
  4. Playgrounds, with things like slides and swings, 41%.
  5. Playing sports, 40%.
  6. Riding bikes or scooters, 40%.
  7. Swimming, 40%.
  8. Snowball fights, 38%.  That’s the only cold-month activity on the list.
  9. Just running around your neighborhood with friends, 37%.
  10. Playing catch, 36%.  A few more from the top 20 include jumping rope . . . Duck, Duck, Goose . . . hopscotch . . . and rollerblading.

Three-quarters of parents said most of their free time was spent outdoors as a child.  But kids today only get an average of five hours a week.  So, less than an hour a day.