Great Ways to Get Outdoors this Spring

Great Ways to Get Outdoors this Spring

With the days growing a bit longer and the weather growing a bit warmer (most days!), everyone in our family is itching to get outdoors more.   In the early days of spring, with the rainy skies, cold winds, and muddy ground, sometimes it can be tough to get outside. Sometimes it's just easier to "wait for another day". However, when I recently read on the Kids Safety Network that even prisoners spend more time outside than the average kid, I was determined to find some ways to enjoy the … [Read more...]

Tag and Chase Games for Kids

Tag and Chase Games for Kids

Looking for some good run-around games to play outside this summer?  Here's a few ideas to get you started! Drop the Handkerchief This game is best played with 8 or more players from ages 3-7. You'll need a handkerchief or a piece of cloth.  To begin, have all the kids sit in a circle except for one.  The remaining child is "it" and begins to walk around the circle.  This game is similar to duck, duck, goose, but instead of tagging someone, "it" drops the cloth behind the person that he … [Read more...]

Great Playground Games

Got a few extra minutes on your hands?  Try a few of these great games found at FamilyFun.com. 15 Seconds of Fame Choose a seeker and have her stand in a central location. The other players all touch the seeker's shoulder. When the seeker closes her eyes and begins to count down from 15, the other players have to run to find a hiding place. When the seeker reaches zero, she turns in any direction and, with eyes still closed, takes three steps. She then opens her eyes and tries to spot the … [Read more...]