Backyard Hurdles

How to Make Backyard Hurdles

It’s coming to the those beautiful warm months in Australia where the kids can play for hours in the backyard. I recently set up some back yard hurdles for a make shift obstacle course. The hurdles are just made from some PVC pipe, and it is simple to set up. What I have found is […]

Backyard Game: Campfire

Backyard play - campfire

Collecting a few sticks and stones around the backyard can turn into hours of play. A “campfire” is the centre point, and imaginative play explodes from there. Love watching my children engage in these types of games on the school holidays when they have more time for extended play.  More Create habitats

Mini Habitats

Backyard Play - make mini habitats

This activity and post is entirely kid-made. I had nothing to do with any of it. Photographs and this post was done by my 12-year-old. The set up was created by my 8, 10 and 12 year old. Such an easy activity for the backyard. Mini habitats are a wonderful way to get creative. You just […]

Chalk Games – Hopscotch


Hopscotch is one of the games my kids play in the backyard. I was curious about the well known game, and so I looked up the history. It’s first mentioned in print in a 17th century book called Book of Games by Francis Willughby. The game is referred to as “Scotch-Hoppers,” where a “Scotch” means the line which […]

Backyard Sheet Tent

Backyard Sheet Tent

I’m working on a list of simple things that could be in a fun mum kit. A huge white sheet is one of them. You can use an old sheet or pick one up for about $15. They can be used for many fun activities, for example: Make a play tablecloth Throw the sheet on […]

Backyard Fun: A Piece of Wood

Backyard Fun: Walk the Plank (all you need is a piece of wood

My dad is a builder. There was always wood around when I was a child and I loved that. Great for make-shift cubby houses and other fun in the backyard. At places like Bunnings, you can buy cut pieces of wood for craft projects (starting from about $5). A few pieces of wood in the back […]

Backyard Games: Elastics

elastics game

Blast from the past! I remember playing elastics with my sisters when I was in primary school and I loved introducing my own girls to the game. What you need Approximately 4 metres of thick elastic (at least 1.5 cm) Three people (or use a chairs in the place of a person if needed) Instructions […]

Backyard Games and Disney Tangled Giveaway

backyard party games

Sponsored by Nuffnang How long has it been since your family played backyard or board games?  It’s been far too long since I organised a fun day of games for the kids.  Now that school holidays are here, my children are bugging asking me to organise play dates with their cousins.  And what is better […]