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By Jackie Burrell
Monday, June 30th, 2008 at 7:05 am in Contest.

We’ve got a Backyardigans DVD to give away. In this one, the popular Nickelodeon characters transform their backyard into Mt. Olympus, Atlantis, an alien planet and the land of dinosaurs and cavemen. (OK, so they didn’t co-exist. It’s fiction!)

We love the idea of a show that celebrates imaginary backyard adventures. As children, we went on many a long sea voyage, traversing the Sea of Gravel and the Ocean of Lawn, sustained only by the yellowfish (leaves) we caught along the way — and the booty we looted from pirates. You too? Click “comments” (congrats, by the way to Holly, who won last week’s American Girl giveaway!) and regale us with one of your childhood backyard adventures, and that Backyardigans DVD could be yours! (This contest is now closed — congrats Ann!)

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  1. Celeste Says:

    When I was 4 or in the mid 1960s, we lived on Birch Ave in San Mateo. My dad had given my brothers and I a small box turtle as a pet, named him Charlie and he ruled our backyard. My mom painted our address on his shell in red nailpolish, just in case. As it turned out, Charlie disappeared one day, and we were devastated. About a week later, we received a visit from a guy returning our Charlie, who had walked away and had been found at the old San Mateo Times building on Amphlett Blvd. Good thing the address was on his back!! At the time, this event was newsworthy and we made the paper, with a picture and everything. My brothers and I were thrilled to get our pet back safely. And I’ll never forget our roaming turtle.

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  3. Courtney Says:

    We loved riding our bikes and would always pretend we were riding in some exotic city like Paris.

  4. tanyetta Says:

    Hide and Seek with flashlights!!!

  5. misty Says:

    We played Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers, and any sport we could think of. Football, soccer, kickball, softball. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  6. Ann B Says:

    We used to “sleigh ride” in the summer down the hugh hill in our yard….our sleigh?
    The old plastic kiddie pool!
    What fun!

  7. Cathy Says:

    We had a few fence boards taken out between our backyard and the two backyards on either side of us so we could run all over the place with the neighborhood kids. How lucky were we that our neighbors were so accomodating? :)

  8. Shay Says:

    We’ve made our backyard into a little town for my daughter to play in her houses, swing set and pool.

  9. Ginny Says:

    My friends and I would play my brother (5 years younger) and his friends, Cops & Robbers. We used to have so much fun playing that around the houses/yards. It was some of our best times, especially with our age difference!

  10. Susan C Says:

    When I was about 10, my bestfriend had an old car in her backyard. We played in it daily-pretending it was a spaceship, airplane or horse and buggy.

  11. CanCan Says:

    I feel odd remembering this, but my 2 friends and I used to play “homeless”. We would wrap ourselves in old sheets and make camp on the dirt floor of my friend’s detached garage.

    onlycancan at hotmail dot com

  12. Cindi Says:

    My friends and I would have tea parties in my mom and dad’s Canna garden. They are really tall with huge different colored flowers. It was wonderful. My neighbor guy friend;Marlin, would swear we were digging to China in my backyard. We really worked at it! Thanks, Cindi

  13. Mama Zen Says:

    My best friend and I were always building forts and tree houses!

  14. Rachelle Goldenberg Says:

    One of my favorite memories growing up is with my best friend Heather. She and I were both quite poor growing up in Oregon, and in Oregon…it isn’t common for people to have swimming pools.

    We were creative girls, and my very favorite memory is of our “swimming day” where we made our own portable “swimming pools” with garbage bags and a hose.

    Imagine two 10 year old girls, sitting in the backyard pretending they are in a swimming pool holding up yard size garbage bags filled with water…..trying to stay cool.

    We tried all sorts of things, including hooking the garbage bags on two chairs (brilliant…not), but in the end it was just us sitting in the garbage bags on the ground….holding the top around our shoulders….pretending we were swimming.

    Too bad I don’t have pictures….the memories are all I’ve got. We STILL talk about that day….two kids that creative would have to stay friends forever right?

  15. Michele Says:

    I grew up in Australia – my best backyard memory is of running through the sheets and towels hanging on the outdoor clothesline

  16. Kari Follett Says:

    i loved catching fireflies!!

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