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    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
    Looking for some fun outdoor games to play at your next barbecue or family party? Good ol' fashioned group games — from sack races to cornhole and other toss games — are all the rage these days! So check out this list of our favorite old and ...
    Erin Dower
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    Top 10 Wintertime Neighborhood Games
    Just because it's cold and snowy, it doesn't mean you have to stay inside! Winter weather can be a great excuse to round up everyone in your neighborhood and get outside for some fresh air and exercise. So bundle up, and try these outdoor winter ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Outdoor Games
    Fun Backyard Games for the Summer
    Looking for some great backyard party games for the summer? Here are our favorites! Get the full details on these games (and where to by them) from our slideshow! ...
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    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Neighborhood Games for All Ages
    Remember when you were a child, and everyone in your neighborhood would gather for a rousing game of kickball or hide and seek? When the dog days of summer get boring, get outside and get everyone in the neighborhood involved with one of these fa...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Outdoor Activities
    Winter Activities
    Chilly, snowy days are calling your kids outdoors. Find fun winter activities for the slopes, trails, ice rink, and backyard for children of all ages. Remember to brush up on winter sports safety. Have the hot cocoa ready when everyone comes back...
    Erin Dower
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    Outdoor Games
    Lawn Sports Quiz
    Test your knowledge of outdoor lawn sports with this quiz. ...
    John Gettings
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Racing Games
    Three-Legged Race
    Three-Legged RaceMaterials Scarves or fabric strips long enough for tying legs together (one for each pair of children) Two ropesDirections Divide children into pairs, matching children of similar height and build. Have each player stand next to ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    Party Games
    Blob Race
    Blob Race Activity for a group Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Although relay races may be too complex for young children, they will enjoy this simplified version. Divide the guests into two teams. Designate a starting a...
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    St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Activities
    Pot-of-Gold Hunt
    Pot-of-Gold Hunt Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: Colored construction paper Scissors Masking tape You will be promoting your child's problem-solving skills while she plays this...
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    Outdoor Games
    Firefly, Firefly
    Firefly, Firefly Activity for a group Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Flashlight You can play this game during the day, but it so much more fun in the dark. All players stand in a circle. Select one person to ...
  • Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
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    7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
    Looking for some classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, here's something for all ages. Best of all, you don't need a lot of equipment or a bi...
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    Tag
    Shadow Tag
    Shadow Tag Activity for two people Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes This game can be played with more than two, but it tends to get too chaotic. The game must be played outdoors in the morning or late afternoon when the s...
  • School and Learning
    Smell
    Scent Safari
    Scent Safari Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Keep safety in mind while you do this activity with your child. If you use any cleaning, cosmetic, or toxic products, be sure to reinforce the...
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    Scavenger Hunt
    Pirates' Treasure
    Pirates' Treasure Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Materials: Sand box with sand Small rocks (large enough not to pose a choking hazard) Gold spray paint Your toddler will enjoy searching ...
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    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Neighborhood Games for All Ages
    Remember when you were a child, and everyone in your neighborhood would gather for a rousing game of kickball or hide and seek? When the dog days of summer get boring, get outside and get everyone in the neighborhood involved with one of these fa...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Pool Games
    Water Games
    Water Games As we learned earlier, team sports are great for teaching kids about strategy, teamwork, and social interaction. Add some water and see how quickly they learn how much fun summer can be! Water Basketball—Splashketball! High Score ...