I was reading an article about games played in schoolyards and was reminded how fun recess could be. My personal favorite game was called "Red A$$". If you've never heard of it, it's basically an exciting way of throwing a tennis ball against a wall. You could play with an almost unlimited amount of people. The basic rules are that you throw a ball against a wall and the objective is to grab the ball (after it bounces off the wall) without fumbling it. If someone fumbles the ball, they have to run and touch the wall. You must run to the wall before someone throws the ball at you. If you're hit by the ball, you collect a letter (the first being R). If you get all six letters in Red A$$, you had to stand facing the wall while each participant throws a tennis ball at the loser once. If you don't get the idea of the game, here's a description. The game has several names and slightly different rules. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butts_up This game was so basic yet fun that I'd love to meet up with my elementary school buddies just to play it (while we're still fairly young). What were some of your favorite recess activities?