For playing hopscotch the concrete paving slabs of the pavements could easily be marked out with chalk. This washed and rubbed off quite quickly so was never taken amiss by anyone in my Edwardian childhood.
There were many variations of hopscotch with different rules about what to do at each slab.
Hopscotch always seemed to be a game for girls where I lived.
When we played cricket, a lamp post was the wicket.
Lamp posts were short and rather elegant, and not automatically controlled. The lighting came from gas mantles which were the same as those used in our houses.
Lamp posts were also used as winning posts in other games.
Skipping was one of my favourite games, either by myself holding an end of a skipping rope in each hand or in a group where the ends of a longer rope were held by two different people.
Any number of children could come in and skip together and sometimes we tried to see how many we could get in before someone stumbled over the rope and stopped it.
Sometimes we would play at "calling in" a particular child by name and we would vary the speed of the rope so that the child doing the jumping had to jump faster or in some sort of fancy manner.