What’s one of the best ways to ensure your kids are healthy, strong, and active? Send them outdoors! Inevitably, every parent will hear this statement, though, “We’re bored. What can we do?” How many ideas can you actually come up with, each one being shot down as not fun, before you simply run out? You need some help. Enter The Adventurous Book of Outdoor Games by Scott Strother.
I grew up in a cul-de-sac containing about 20 school-aged kids. Finding a group to start a game with was no issue. But sometimes we got bored with the old standbys of tag, hide and seek, and capture the flag. Although we didn’t have The Adventurous Book of Outdoor Games, my parents did give us a similar book of games that we used endlessly for years. It rescued us all from many “boring” days throughout the year. But what’s great about The Adventurous Book is that it’s filled with games for five different activity levels. Want to keep the kids in your yard and relatively quiet? Activity Level One features games that, while promoting physical activity, are not as vigorous. Kids broke into your hidden stash of fine free trade chocolates, polishing off every last bit? Maybe they need a thorough running around to purge the sugar rush. Try Activity Level Five to keep them in running mode throughout the bulk of the game. And whether you’ve got little kids or big kids, I’d say 90% of the games are for any age. All game instructions begin with giving you information such as number of kids needed, suggested age, how long the game takes, and what sort of playing field you’ll need. Very easy to thumb through, great games that even parents can join in on, and what’s more, no more “We’re bored. What can we do?”
Ready to keep those kids’ feet moving all year long? Enter to win your own copy of The Adventurous Book of Outdoor Games: Classic Fun for Daring Boys and Girls!
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