Kids today might find this hard to believe, but there really was a period in time when smartphones didn't exist. But how did they entertain themselves?. How did they survive without instant and constant access to hilarious videos of cats being cats and people failing at stuff?


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Well, actually, they managed just fine. Check out these vintage pictures of children enjoying themselves before mobile phones were invented to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, the list serves as an important reminder that all you really need to enjoy yourself is a little bit of imagination. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

#1 Girl Playing For Her Dog

Girl Playing For Her Dog

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Hope Floats 7 months ago

I absolutely love this....Such a happy,happy image..

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#3 Children Playing "Push The Peanut", King's Cross Street London, 1938

Children Playing "Push The Peanut", King's Cross Street London, 1938

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Yvonne Bernal 7 months ago

Imagine that!? Kids with their noses on the ground, crawling.... and most likely no child died as a direct result. People are so germaphobic these days - THAT is what's frightening!

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#4 Best Friends

Best Friends

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Yvonne Bernal 7 months ago

Reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting

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#9 Even The Dog Gets A Go On This See-Saw, Northamptonshire

Even The Dog Gets A Go On This See-Saw, Northamptonshire

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Yvonne Bernal 7 months ago

One of my favorite games to play as a kid. I remember my neighbor had one in their backyard.

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#10 Kids Playing With Skippy Balls, London

Kids Playing With Skippy Balls, London

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Grant Davis 7 months ago

In the UK these were called Space Hoppers.

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