Share memories of summer play to win $25 gift card

Remember when summer meant endless time to play? Share your memory of how you played when you were a kid for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Sedentary games not included. (Daily Record/Sunday News -- Kate Penn)

Remember when summer meant endless time to play? Share your memory of how you played when you were a kid for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Sedentary games not included. (Daily Record/Sunday News — Kate Penn)

When you were a kid, did you spend your summer days meandering through alleyways on your bike?

Did your backyard become an imaginary forest, and did you play pick-up games of kickball with neighborhood kids?

Bet your parents had to call you in to dinner, or you knew it was time to come home when the dim street lights turned on.

Summertime likely meant nearly limitless time to play.

This generation of children plays less than previous generations. Physical inactivity among children is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. Experts say free play is essential to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and youth.

The American Heart Association recommends children 2 and older get at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

To help re-instill the magic of play in today’s youth, we want you to reminisce and share your favorite playtime memories of summer. A random winner will receive a $25 Weis gift card. Post your memory in the comment section below.

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