Thursday, June 21, 2007

Yard Game

Children love to be chased and tagged! We have an orange tree in our yard that Kenz and I chase each other around. We end up screeching and laughing and ---disturbing the peace. Here's a game I found on the Wondertime Link. We haven't played it yet, but it sounds like fun. We will need two more players, so the next two people that come over to visit (whoever you may be) automatically get the chance to play in this yard game where everybody wins. :)


Put hula hoops or beach towels on the ground to serve as dens for all the "fish." One child gets to be the shark. When the shark calls, "Fishie, fishie, cross my ocean," the fish have to move to a different den. If, while out of a den, the shark tags them, they get to be sharks as well. The last remaining fish becomes the first shark next time. Adults can also remove dens, forcing kids to stand together on one. Tip: For extra fun, the shark can tickle the fish.Variations: The shark can be a T. rex, and the fish can be vegetarian brachiosaurs. Bird lovers can be hawks and mice. Construction buffs can be loaders and boulders, and so on. Optimal age: 3 and up Number of players: 4 or more A parent observes"There's nothing like a shark-empowered 4-year-old to keep three big kids huddled in a hula hoop."

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