8 Outdoor Games for Kids

Kids love playing outside where there is room to run around with their friends. This list of eight easy outdoor games don’t need much set up and you probably already have most of the items that you need to play. So gather the neighborhood kids and get outside.   Big Foot Relay This game requires two shoeboxes (per child), tape and scissors.  Have your child tape the lids onto the boxes.  Then, cut a one-inch wide and four-inch long slit on both tops. Have the participants slip their feet into the slits and race. Batty Bowling Have your child find […] Read more »

Swimming Pool Games

These fun swimming pool games are great for pool parties, getting together with friends or a family pool day.  Sharks and Minnows: Generally Sharks and Minnows is played in the deep end of a large pool. The game starts out with one person selected as the shark and the rest as the minnows. The shark starts in the water on one side of the pool and the minnows usually start on the deck of the other side (if they are playing in water deep enough to dive into). The game starts by the shark calling out “It’s dinner time!” or […] Read more »

Outdoor Summer Games

Simple summer days – don’t you love them? Easy meals, relaxed fun with family and friends, a carefree feeling in the air. Here’s a few outdoor summer games for your family to try. You probably have most, if not all of the items needed. Get your camera out and grab a few silly shots! 1. Noodle Toss Hang a hula hoop from a tree and see who can toss a pool noodle through it. Have a starting line and when you get the noodle through you take a step back. The player who is the farthest away is the winner. […] Read more »

Summer Water Games For Kids

Celebrate summer with these fun water games your kids will love!! You probably already have all the items you need, let the fun and laughter begin!   1. Water Balloon Relay Fill balloons with water – two for each child. Divide them equally into two buckets. Have the kids line up away from the buckets and on your word, the first player from each team runs to their bucket, puts a balloon on the floor and bounces on it until it bursts. Then they run back to their team and tags the next player. The team that pops all their […] Read more »

Sports For Kids: My Daughter’s Basketball Season

Participating in sports is wonderful for our mental, emotional and physical health and well being. My daughters have always been involved in some sort of sport/physical activity such as soccer, horseback riding, flag football and basketball. Here are some photos from one of their basketball seasons. In this photo, my daughter is the one in the middle of the standing row. The rest of the photos are in the slideshow below. Created with flickr slideshow. Read more »

National Flower Month: May Day Basket Ideas

May is National Flower Month and a great month for children’s craft projects. With May Day, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day there are lots of great holidays in May that you and your children can make crafts for. Here is one we have done and it’s also one of our favorites. They can be made simple for tiny hands or more complex for that budding Picasso. For May Day this year we created May baskets. This is a great craft for the younger ones to practice scissor skills and the older ones to hone in on theirs. It is simple […] Read more »

Outdoor Fun For Kids: Frisbee

Playing a game of Frisbee is a great way to spend time outside on a beautiful spring day. Just grab your Frisbee and your family and you’ve got yourself a game! One of the best parts about Frisbee is that you probably know more than you think about how to play! Like how to throw a backhand: Just stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, point yourself sideways, place your index finger on the outside rim with your middle finger extended along the top of the Frisbee and your thumb underneath and flick your wrist toward your throwing partner. A forehanded […] Read more »

Card Games For Kids: War

Card games for kids are a great indoor winter activity. My youngest daughter really enjoys playing cards with my husband or I, and War is one of her favorite games. Use a standard 52-card pack. Rank of Cards: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. The deck is divided evenly, with each player receiving 26 cards, dealt one at a time, face down. Both players turns up a card at the same time and the player with the higher card takes both cards.They put them, face down, on the bottom of his stack. If […] Read more »