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  • WinterGames,NeighborhoodGames,KidsintheSnow,PlayingintheSnow
    Outdoor Activities
    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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    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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    Top Outdoor Party Games for Kids
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    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Outdoor Games
    Lawn Sports Quiz
    Test your knowledge of outdoor lawn sports with this quiz. ...
    John Gettings
  • Entertainment and Activities
    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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    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
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    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 ...
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    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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    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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    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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    Frisbee Games
    Frisbee Games The history of the Frisbee is perhaps more interesting than the game itself. It's a true American product that came into popularity out of poverty and ingenuity. In the late nineteenth century and well into the twentieth century, c...
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    Racing Games
    Racing Games Who doesn't remember the fun of a good race? The screaming sideliners, the rush of adrenaline …. There's nothing like a good, close race to get the blood pumping and the appetite up. Three-Legged Race High Score For a Three-Legged...
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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 ...
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    Badminton
    Badminton It's in the Cards A birdie is the shuttlecock in Badminton: a lightweight, cone-shaped plastic object with a rounded, often rubber-tipped nose. I played Badminton for years before ever knowing a single rule. My mother bought us the rac...
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    Croquet
    Croquet Croquet is a great game to have set up and ready to go for a backyard barbecue. It's a slow game of patience and precision and a great way to spend time chatting with your friends as you work your ball through the course. Croquet may be ...
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    Outdoor Games
    Kickball
    Kickball I have very fond memories of Kickball. Where I grew up we called it Soccer Baseball—not a bad title for the game because you use your feet to kick the ball and the rules are basically the same as Baseball. My friends and I discovered ...