Fun And Games For Your Swimming Pool

Some games that you can play in your pool. Naturally, safety must come first: common sense should be used whenever using a swimming pool or playing swimming pool games. No fighting, no pushing, no pulling hair, no dunking, no decapitating, you get the general idea – play nice. Watermelon Polo Players much be split into … Continue reading “Fun And Games For Your Swimming Pool”

Some games that you can play in your pool. Naturally, safety must come first: common sense should be used whenever using a swimming pool or playing swimming pool games. No fighting, no pushing, no pulling hair, no dunking, no decapitating, you get the general idea – play nice.

Watermelon Polo

Players much be split into two teams. The teams meet in the middle of the swimming pool, and a greased watermelon is placed between them. Once the referee has started the match, both teams must try to get the watermelon to the other side of the pool and into the goal. The winning team is the first one to the predetermined number of goals.
Tools Needed: Four or more players, one watermelon, grease or lard, two goals, referee.

Rules: Watermelon cannot leave the water.

Variations: Try using a small beach ball instead.

Diving Board HORSE

This is pretty similar to the basketball games of the same name. Firstly, all of the players get in a line. The first participant leaps from the diving board, and then the next person tries to do the same jump or dive as well as or better than the first person. If the mimicker does not do as well or better, that person gets a letter – “H” then “O” then “R: etc. (the letters of “HORSE”). Once a letter has been ‘awarded’, the next person becomes the leader that everyone must attempt to copy. Once a player has spelled out the word ‘HORSE’, that person is out and has to step aside and wait for a new game. The winner will be the only participant left that has not spelled out the word.

Camping – More Than Fun and Games

Whether your family is a seasoned camping crew, or a brand new group of greenhorns, camping together is a great way to form lasting memories and strengthen bonds that will be treasured for a lifetime. One of the keys to successful camping is planning ahead. Most people realize this and create lists days or even weeks ahead of time. They make sure that there are enough blankets, burgers, and bug spray for everyone, but often one area gets overlooked: camping games for kids.

Camping games for kids can play an integral part in making your camping trip is a success. The games shouldn’t be fancy- in keeping with the spirit of the camping trip. However, too often people just assume that by going on the trip, they are providing enough activity to fend of boredom. While this is true to some extent, it is also true that a little face to face time over the picnic table can provide an intimate and lasting interaction within the family.

In my experience, there are a couple of basic pieces of gaming equipment that no camping trip should be without: cards and dice. Games played with cards can range from the fundamental classics like go fish and crazy eights to slightly more complicated like rummy, poker, or even speed, or spades. It can be exciting to arrange tournaments between the family members, and a good game of solitaire is a great way to pass a lazy afternoon.

Dice are an oft- overlooked bit of essential camping gear. Some of my fondest memories are of playing Zilch or 10,000 on camping trips with my parents. The rules of those games vary depending on region but both are very similar to Yahtzee and that game makes for a rousing good time.

Another great set of camping games for kids doesn’t require any extra equipment at all. They use the surroundings of the camping location and the imagination of the players. One classic is “I spy” which is played when one person chooses an object within sight of all of the players and the others have to guess what it is. This is great to play during a nature hike, or even on the trip to the site. Another game that can be played on the way, or once you get there, is “20 Questions” In this game, the person who is “it” thinks of either a person, place. or thing and announces which category the secret falls under. The rest of the players then take turns asking yes and no questions to try and discover what the secret is. They must do it within 20 questions or they lose the game. Once this game has been learned you will find it is a great trick to have for any long road trip, whether it is to the next town, or the next state.

Including camping games for kids in the planning of your trip can help create moments of laughter and fun that will always be remembered.

Gary Pearson is an accomplished niche website developer and author.

Planning the Fun and Games For Kids Birthday Parties

In reality, most children are really very easy to please. If you’re looking for ideas for games for kids birthday parties, you’ll be pleased to learn that you have many options. To throw a fun party for your child’s birthday celebration, all you need some kids birthday party games that are known to be hits.

For some reason, unknown to adults, most kids love using the word “bestest”. You can be the mother that throws the bestest parties and is known as the coolest mom around, it just takes a little planning.

Cats Tails Game

This is one of best games for kids birthday parties that I’ve come across. It provides parents with plenty of photo opportunities. To play this game you will have to assemble a yard long strip of cloth for each child that participates. These strips of cloth represent the cats tails. They are attached to the backs of each child by tucking them into their waistband or with a Velcro attachment. The ends of the strips should barely touch the ground. This game requires a great deal of energy, but since we’re talking about kids, you shouldn’t have any problems.

The idea of this game is to be the only child with a remaining tail. Tails are lost and children are eliminated when their tail is lost. All the children run around, stepping on each others tails, while avoiding having their own tale stepped on. The last child with a tail wins the game. Parents love watching this game as much as children love playing it.

Sweet Ring Toss Game

This is another one of the games for kids birthday parties that every party should include. Kids love it because everyone’s a winner. To play this game you will need 3 three rings, each of them 6″ in diameter. The rings can be either cardboard or wood. You will need a table, a variety of individually wrapped novelty toys and candies.

All the items are spread across the table and each child has the opportunity to throw the 3 three rings onto the table. If a ring lands on the table, and a prize is within the boundaries of the ring, the child wins this prize. The degree of difficulty for this game is controlled by how far or close the table is from the throwing line.

Needle in a Hay Stack

Another great idea for kids birthday party games is the needle in the hay stack game. All the prizes for this game are place in small, individual containers. You can really make thing fun by adding some coins or dollar bills into the mix. You will pile hay up, as high as you can, hiding the prizes in your newly created haystack. It’s a good idea to place a tarp on the ground before making the hay stack.

It’s always a good idea to let any younger children have a head start and remind the older participants to be careful with the little ones. Because some of the children may not succeed at finding their needle in the haystack, it’s a good idea to have some spare prizes set aside. This will ensure that every child is a winner. When considering games for kids birthday parties, its important to remember that its not all about the competition, its about having fun. Kids birthday party games should make all the kids happy.