No matter the background, place or colour, in a child's mind everything is an adventure, a big playground where the world seems like a magic place that always hides a new game for them, waiting to be discovered. Their wild imagination and their ability of dreaming up situations makes you wonder why you wanted to grow old so fast. Those feelings of freedom and innocence makes your mind travel in their place and makes you wish never to go back in the cruel reality where you find your self so serious about everything.

The unique captured moments of children playing  showcased by these photographers prove that kids are kids no matter where you go.


Indonesia

Children play in the mud after a football game in Indonesia
Children play in the mud after a football game in Indonesia      source: Alamsyah Rauf

Over the top
Over the top  source: James Khoo

Children's play
Children's play  source: HENDRIK PRIYANTO

Happiness
Happiness     source: Mio Cade

Together we are happy
Together we are happy          source: Agoes Antara

Yaaay I can jump
Yaaay I can jump           source: Rio Rinaldi Rachmatullah

The race in the mud
The race in the mud       source: DODY KUSUMA

Pakistan


Jump into the water
Jump into the water  source: Muhammed Muheisen

Israel

Children play in a fountain
Children play in a fountain as the sun sets over the Mediterranean sea in Tel Aviv     source: Ariel Schalit

Playing at the local fountain in Tel Aviv   source: Dima Vazinovich

Tokyo

Little boys play under colorful carp streamer
Little boys play under colorful carp streamer flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara     source: Yoshikazu Tsuno

Peru

Play by the sea
Play by the sea  source: Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Thailand

Discarded boxes become a makeshift playhouse
Discarded boxes become a makeshift playhouse       source: Ronn Aldaman

Happy time
Happy time   source: sarawut Intarob

Smile
Smile     source: sarawut Intarob

Bangladesh


Using umbrellas as goal posts, children play soccer
Using umbrellas as goal posts, children play soccer after heavy rains in Taknaf      source: SAURABH DAS

Burkina Faso, Africa

Playing around the mosque
Playing around the mosque  source: Òscar Tardío

Myanmar

Monks play soccer
  source: Chan Kwok Hung

Tajikistan

children playing in drum of water
  Tajik children playing in drum of water outside a mosque      source: Damon Lynch

India

source: Sandee Pachetan

Play of joy
 Play of joy        source: MUKUND IMAGES

Vietnam 

Children playing around in Vietnam
source: HT KëñShï

Children playing outside with balloons on a foggy day
Children playing outside with balloons on a foggy day      source: Vo Anh Kiet

Ghana

Cardboard box soccer ball
Cardboard box soccer ball              source: Terry White

Estonia 

Children playing
source: Elika Hunt

Uganda

walk on railway tracks
A small group of Ugandan children try their best to walk on railway tracks          source: slice.ca

Volleyball is the new football
Volleyball is the new football            source: John Van Den Hende

Italy 

What does your happiness taste like?
What does your happiness taste like?            source: Michael Potyomin

USA

Forever
Forever      source: Jake Olson Studios

South Africa

High in the mountains, a group of children play with a homemade soccer ball
High in the mountains, a group of children play with a homemade soccer ball       source: David Lazar

Skipping a rope in the Soweto township
Skipping a rope in the Soweto township           source: Muhammed Muheisen

Playing with a wooden train
Playing with a wooden train         source: Tino Soriano

Ethiopia

I want to be a giant
I want to be a giant           source: Csilla Zelko

Romania 

Children playing with a ball
source: Elena Simona Craciun

Russia 

Following the rainbow
Following the rainbow           source: Elena Shumilova

Philippines 

Playing in the rain
 Playing in the rain              source: boredpanda

Kabul 

Soccer in an empty and war-damaged Soviet occupation-era swimming pool
Soccer in an empty and war-damaged Soviet occupation-era swimming pool       source: DAVID GUTTENFELDER

New York

Children play with a sprinkler at a playground in the Park Slope
Children play with a sprinkler at a playground in the Park Slope         source: Reuters / Brendan McDermid

Sudan

 Homemade soccer balls made from discarded medical gloves wrapped in bandages
  Homemade soccer balls made from discarded medical gloves wrapped in bandages    source: John Moore

The Netherlands

Attempting to make the biggest soap bubble of all time
  Attempting to make the biggest soap bubble of all time        source: Sjoerd Lammers

Singapore

Kids jumping in the Singapore river Statue
Kids jumping in the Singapore river Statue    source: Unknown


If you still feel like a child, the next rainy day, you should go out and run as fast as you can and then dive in mud laughing and yelling like crazy. If you can do that then yes sir you are still a child and may I say the happiest person in earth. I want to be your friend!!


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