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 […]