1. Waking up earlier than you ever did during the school year just so you could get outside and start playing.
2. If you could get enough neighborhood kids together, Red Rover, Red Light Green Light, or some simple Freeze Tag were the way to go.
3. If it was really hot, there was nothing more exciting than getting your parents to turn on the sprinklers.
4. Or, even better, to roll out one of these.
It didn’t even matter that they often ended up being VERY PAINFUL.