Inspiration, Ideas, Tips and Strategies, by Always Healthy Mom

Friday, April 8, 2011

I love this.... Great Ideas from Mercy

Hey kids! The weather is warming up. Get outside and play some games with your friends. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Make a list of items to find in your backyard. Make it fun by listing items more difficult to find like "something blue," or "something soft." Challenge your friends to see what they can find in their own backyard!

Red Rover

Gather a group of friends and split into two teams. Form a line facing each other and link arms. Challenge the other team to break through your team's arms by saying, "Red Rover, Red Rover, Send (say name of person) right over!" If that person breaks through the chain, they get to bring someone back to their team. If they can't break through, they have to join the opposing team. Continue until one team has the most people.

Freeze Tag

This game is a lot like regular tag, only when a person gets "tagged," they can no longer move. They can only move if another team member tags them back into action!

Kick Ball

Make this your new summer game! Gather friends and set up like a baseball field with four bases. Use a large inflated rubber ball to pitch to the kicker. The rules are just like baseball, only the kicker kicks the ball instead of hitting it with a bat.

Hop Scotch

This game is fun to play with friends on the playground or at home! Use sidewalk chalk to draw a board (as seen on right) with squares up to ten. Find a small stone or coin to use as the game piece. Toss the game piece on the "10" square. Then hop through the game board, using one foot on each square. Side by side squares are straddled, with the left foot landing in the left square, and the right foot landing in the right square. Skip the square with the game piece. Continue tossing the game piece down the board and hop through until you reach "1." The first person to hop through the board without touching any lines or falling wins.

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