Give the kids a new spin on the old classic of jump rope with Chinese Jump Rope- they can watch on you tube and they go try it! The elastic band jump rope is easily purchased on Amazon or at your local toy store
There are links to quite a few tutorials on this YouTube page.
Not quite as difficult as Double Dutch, but more intricate and challenging than plain jump rope. It’s a good, energetic outdoor activity. you know jump rope is considered a good aerobic exercise, even for adults!
I’ve not met many kids that don’t get a kick out of getting their face painted and then turning into that new self. And that’s what makes this take-along kit the perfect thing for summer picnics, afternoons in the park, longer camping trips, anytime when your kids are going to need something ‘else’ to do or a little ‘down time’.
Along with the pictures included in the post for inspiration, you can find tons more ideas on the web. Print out the ones you like and tuck them in the kit and you’ll always be ready. Even just keep one stocked in the house for playdates.
Forgot to mention– you put this together yourself, it’s not something you buy.
People keep coming up with more ingenious uses for pool noodles! This gives you a choice of backyard games for any sunny day with the neighborhood kids, for playdates, and for outdoor kids parties this summer.
Once constructed with the help of that other ever present favorite– Duck Tape- you have a variety of games it can be used for. Part of an obstacle course as pictured, or hang it and give each ring a point count for bean bag toss, paper airplanes, frisbee target. You can probably think of other games too.