Tag you’re it!

Playing tag is one of those games that define childhood. There is a lot more to it than you may think; it is a very developmentally necessary game for kids.  Here are a few reasons why your kids should play tag that you may not have thought of: It is great exercise! You learn if…

Oversized badminton.

No need for a net with this oversized badminton set and while it can be played with a friend, it can also be played solo! It is very important for kids to learn to play with others but it is also very important to their development for them to learn how to entertain themselves. This…

Hang a tire swing.

Mom,  every backyard needs a tire swing! This is one of the least expensive, almost free, backyard toys around. You can go to just about any auto repair garage or gas station and they will gladly give you a used tire. Then you go to a home store and purchase some rope (the 5/8 inch…

Plant a garden.

It is not too late to get to work on a garden! Planting a garden is an awesome kid friendly activity. It takes some upfront prep and your boys are perfect for the job. You can do a little research and find many ways to have a successful large or small garden. The point is…

Wiffle balls.

A very wise mom of boys once told me that the best way to entertain a boy is to give him a ball, not a TV or a video game, but a real ball.  Any ball will do. I think about that advice often when I need a quick idea for sending my boys outside.…

Swimming.

This one is easy! What is summer without swimming! Find a pool to use and set up a regular day each week. Swim teams are great too but don’t forget how important it is for your kids to be kids and play in the pool. Let them use their imagination and make up their own games and…