If you want to engage children in some physical activities that are disguised as play, these outdoor physical education games will be a big hit! These are great ideas for a kids birthday party or simply as ways to increase physical fitness with your child's neighborhood playmates. In addition to the fun outdoor games, physical play like this helps children develop … [Read more...] about Fun Outdoor Games For Kids: 3 Physical Education Games For Children’s Birthday Parties Or Neighborhood Fun
Game nights are always a sweet time! Plus it’s low cost and an easy way to hang out with friends and family. But sometimes you get stuck in the groove of playing the same old games. Or maybe your family is like mine and deciding what game to play leads to a 10 minute discussion about how dad chose the game last time. So if you’re looking for something new, here’s a new … [Read more...] about How To Play Spicy UNO – These Fun UNO Card Game Rules Will Spice Up Your Next Family Game Night!
Card games bring the family together around the table again -- especially if it's raining or dark outside and the kids can't go outside to play. Playing card games is a great way to teach children: basic counting skills patience taking turns how to be a good winner... and a good loser that there's more to do in the house than watch TV or play video … [Read more...] about Fun Reasons For Playing Card Games With Your Kids + How To Play Crazy Eights, Go Fish, And Concentration — With Variations!
Card games are fun for the whole family. But when it comes to kids card games, don't think you're limited to playing time-tested classics like Uno or Go Fish. There are dozens of new, innovative card games for kids that you should be playing. By the way, if you haven't played Spoons with kids yet, you've got to try it! (Here's how to play Spoons.) Okay, here are my … [Read more...] about Card Games For Kids: Top 3 Kids Card Games For Hours Of Fun
A hidden object game (or hidden picture game) is a casual game that tests your ability to find items within a setting in order to progress the story line. All hidden object games require you to find lists of objects within a busy scene. The story lines for hidden object games are frequently written in novelette format. If you haven't played hidden object games yet, I … [Read more...] about Strategies & Tips For Playing Hidden Object Games
Have you ever played horseshoes? It's a fun backyard game. But when you think about it, horseshoes can be a pretty dangerous game -- especially when children come running through the yard without giving a thought to their personal safety. Those hefty chunks of iron are capable of causing a fairly serious injury. There is another fun backyard game that follows the same … [Read more...] about Washers Game: Rules, Scoring & Instructions For Building Your Own Hillbilly Horseshoes Game
I seem to have a fascination with 'natural' things these days . Things like logs, fire (as in outdoor fire pits), sticks & twigs, and rocks. Yes rocks. … [Read more...] about Rukshuk: A Game You Play With Rocks!
We're always looking for new backyard games to try out. For the first time this weekend, I played this new backyard game called Chip Challenge. It was fun! They refer to it as 'the horseshoes of golf'... and I guess it is, to an extent. It's soooooo simple. Yet fairly challenging at the same time. And the best part: It's never the same game twice! Yep, this one ranks … [Read more...] about Chip Challenge Game: The Horseshoes Of Golf
Who knew? I was browsing through an issue of Martha Stewart's Real Simple magazine when I read this: You've been down the chutes and up the ladders, and the box has seen better days." This caught my attention because I've got a handful of board games whose boxes have definitely seen better days! You, too? Martha recommends these... … [Read more...] about How To Replace Damaged Boxes From Old Board Games
Q: How do you know when Disc Golf has become a viable sport? A: When Frisbees cost $20... each! This photo was taken in our local Play it Again Sports -- a store which re-sells used sports equipment. The reality of the moment struck me when I realized that the above Frisbees ranged in price from $7.99 to $19.99... used! I remember when Frisbees were just a … [Read more...] about Disc Golf: The Art of Throwing Frisbees At Targets
Trust me, there's a lot more fun to be had with a Frisbee than just tossing it back & forth at the park with a buddy! Perhaps you've already heard about Frisbee Golf... but would you believe there are even MORE events & activities you enjoy with a Frisbee than that?! Here's everything you need to know about all the ways have fun with a Frisbee, including how & … [Read more...] about Fun With A Frisbee: A Wide Variety of Disc Games & Events
Yes, the Harry Potter craze has made its way into schools, playards and backyards across the country ...in more ways than one! But did you know the unique children's game portrayed in the movie is now all the rage among kids? Everyone wants to play Quidditch! Quidditch, the children's game, is a cross between soccer and tag, and it was invented by J.K. Rowling … [Read more...] about How To Play Quidditch: The Harry Potter Game For Children
Here are some "boredom busters"... Following is a growing list of online games that you can play by yourself on your computer when you're really bored -- or just have some time to kill. There's nothing to download (might need to have shockwave installed, but most people already have this), and you're not competing with anyone but yourself. Trust me, I'm not much of an … [Read more...] about Play Thousands Of FREE Online Board Games
Bolo Toss -- also known as Ladder Golf -- is an extremely addictive backyard game of skill... similar to horseshoes, but different. It's a lawn game that is appropriate for all ages, and can actually be played indoors as well as outdoors. Simply put, you toss a Bolo (piece of rope with a golf ball attached at both ends) toward a Ladder (usually made from PVC plastic … [Read more...] about How To Play Bolo Toss & Ladder Golf Backyard Lawn Games
We had a little backyard fun with friends a couple weeks ago at Neil & Abby's house. It was mostly all our softball friends... We got there late, so most folks had already come and gone. But it's never too late to get your Cornhole on! ...Think of it as a "bean bag toss for adults". Then, imagine that it's fun. … [Read more...] about Cornhole Game Fun For Everyone!