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 yard has proven to be great fun for my kids. They can set up their own obstacle courses, play games (like Pirates!) or simply do balance games. Just a … [Read more...]

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 The idea is to jump over different parts of the elastics (and sometimes on) in time to a riddle.  Then increase the height of the elastic … [Read more...]

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 to do with cousins than boy verses girl rivalry games? Note: Disney Tangled Family Movie Ticket Giveaway details are at the end of the … [Read more...]