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Beat the Heat With Water Balloon Games

No pool? No problem! Fill a couple dozen balloons with water from the hose, and you’ll be beating the summer heat in no time. Even better, add a few “rules” to create an engaging, entertaining game that will keep the kids occupied all day long. Even the Set Up Becomes a Game No need to stand around waiting for all the balloons to be filled. Instead, make a game of it. Give each child the same amount of water balloons and an outdoor faucet. The first to fill all their balloons is the winner. Once you have all the balloons filled you can use them to play other games or let the kids go wild tossing them at each other. Big Balloon In this game each child is given one balloon. When it’s his turn, the idea is to see how full he can make it without letting it pop. He can fill it as full as he likes, but if the balloon pops he is out of the game. The one with the largest balloon wins. Balloon Toss This game is always a hit. This works the best in pairs but if you have an odd numb...

 


Review: Boochie, A Whole New Ball Game

Games that involve all the family are loved not only by children, but by parents too. The excitement of playing with and competing against Mom and Dad is something that most children thrive on, and something that parents wish happened more often. Boochie is the perfect game to facilitate just that. Boochie is an action packed throwing game for 2-4 players where no 2 games are exactly the same. The rules are fun and exciting, but difficult to explain in detail. Each player is given a bean ball, a toss ring and a wrist tracker. The players share the Boochie ball. A standard game involves the person with the cleanest shoes (this alone sparks controversy and debate before the game has begun) tossing the Boochie ball – a twelve sided ball with twelve bonuses. Players then take turns to throw their ball at the Boochie ball, with the closest to the target receiving points. These points are then updated on each player’s wrist tracker, which subsequently changes that player’s throwing instructio...

 


Have a Campout in the Backyard

Camping is tons of fun for kids of every age, but when you can’t get out in the woods, how about bringing the campout to your own backyard? Every kid enjoys sleeping outside and doing some of the traditional camping activities, even if the house is only a few feet away. Erect your tent and pile in the sleeping bags and pillows for all the campers. If you don’t have a tent you can even sleep under the stars. Just be sure to put a tarp or cushiony blanket under your sleeping bags to keep the moisture from the ground from getting into your sleeping bags throughout the night. Light the Fire Having a warm, toasty fire is one of the things camping activities revolve around. If you have a fire pit to use that’ll make the activities more authentic and fun. Be sure to check the laws in your area before building a bonfire, because some municipalities regulate the use of fire pits. Fireside Dinner Prepare a dinner of fire roasted hot dogs. If you don’t have hot dog sticks you can mak...

 


Top 5 Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities

Life is full of daily activities that keep you running from one point to the next. However, carving out time for some of the activities that get the blood pumping and the heart racing is a little bit harder to do. Finding time to be active as a family is important, not only for your health but for your relationships as well. Here are a few outside activities you can do to keep your family active. Picnic at the park – Pack a healthy lunch and hit up one of the local parks for the afternoon. There is no better way to get your family up and moving. This is a great way to bond and have a conversation that doesn’t consist of text messages and emails. Once you finish eating, the rest of the time can consist hitting the ball around, playing at the playground, or simply chasing your kids around for a game of tag. Either way the whole family gets some exercise and some time to connect with each other. Take a bike ride – This is such a great way to experience the outdoors with the whol...

 


Outdoor Ideas For the Whole Family

It’s no surprise in this hectic, fast paced life that we live for the weekends. In fact, sometimes it seems like that is all we do. It’s the only way we get to experience down time from our jobs and the stress of a busy family life. It’s important to find time to connect with one another in a fun, lighthearted way and making weekend plans with your family is one surefire way to do that. So what are some unique, fun things you can do to get away and have some family time? Visit a local museum – Hit up a local museum for a day full of family fun and learning. Some museums are so big that you can’t possibly see everything in one day but it will definitely be a way to keep you on your feet and moving. Museums are always adding and changing the setup so don’t worry if you’ve been there before. The whole family will benefit by learning something different and will be able to walk away with a newfound respect for history. It’s a great way to learn, ha...

 


Two Great Ways to Get Out of the House: Hiking & Biking

In this fast paced life we don’t often stop to smell the roses or pause to reflect on how beautiful this world really is. There are many benefits to getting outside, breathing in some fresh air, and taking in the nature around us. This is especially true for busy families who barely have time to eat dinner together. Two activities that can pull a family together and get them moving are hiking and biking. Not only will you get some great exercise, but also you will be able to connect with your family again and strengthen those relationships. Not only that, but both hiking and biking have some fantastic benefits. Great cardio – We all know how important it is to incorporate exercise into a daily/weekly routine, but this is sometimes hard to stick to especially for busy families. However both hiking and biking are wonderful ways to get that important workout without having to visit a gym every night. Both are wonderful for your cardiovascular system. Your blood gets pumping and all th...

 


Outdoor Fun With Animals

Kids of all ages – and quite a few grownups – enjoy meeting the local wildlife, and summer is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with some furry four-legged friends. An afternoon at the zoo or a walk through a nearby preserve not only gives everyone a chance to see the animals, but is a good time to teach your children about nature as well. Enjoy an Afternoon at the Petting Zoo The petting zoo is a fun place to take kids of all ages. Being able to pet and feel the animals is one of the draws. Little ones especially love it because many of the animals are so small they’re kid sized. Some of the animals you’ll find are: • Pygmy Goats • Miniature Horses • Potbellied Pigs or Micro Pigs • Alpacas • Llamas • Sheep • Chickens • Peacocks • Rabbits Visit a Local Farm Take your family on a tour of a farm in your area. Many local farms welcome a chance to show off what they do to bring food to your table. You migh...

 




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