Family Activities

Raking the Leaves

Posted on November 5, 2008. Filed under: Family Activities |

A great way to maximize the beatiful fall weather is spending some time out in the leaves.  Rake them, jump in them, crush them, or just throw them around.  This activity is good for kids and adults of all ages.  It is fun, refreshing, and a great way to get some exercise.

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Swat the Mosquito

Posted on October 1, 2008. Filed under: Family Activities |

Another fun family game is called “Swat the Mosquito.”  The “it” person is blindfolded and holding a rolled up newspaper.  Everyone else walks around making buzzing sounds.  The “it” person tries to swat the “mosquitoes” with the newspaper.  If someone gets swatted, he or she becomes “it.”

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Upset the Fruit Basket

Posted on September 29, 2008. Filed under: Family Activities |

This is a fun family activity that can also be done with any group.  To play the game, each person has to be labeled as a fruit:  apple, orange, banana, etc.  You should have more than one person for each fruit.  One person is “it” standing in the middle of everyone else who is sitting around the room.  The “it” person shouts out one or two fruits.  The people who are these fruits must get up and switch seats.  The “it” person tries to steal someone else’s seat.  Whoever is left standing is now it.  The “it” person, at any time, may call “upset the fruit basket.”  Everyone has to leave their seat and find a new seat.  Again, whoever is left standing is “it.”

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Ducky Ducky

Posted on September 27, 2008. Filed under: Family Activities |

Growing up, my family has always had “family night” once a week.  During this time we would always play games.  One of these was called “Ducky Ducky.”

You need a blind fold and a pillow.  Everyone sits around the room, and the person who is “it” is blindfolded and holding the pillow.  “It” person goes around the room to find a lap to sit on using the pillow to feel.  “It” person sets the pillow on a lap, and says “Ducky Ducky.”  The person being sat on tries to disguise their voice and responds “Quack, Quack.”  If the “it” person guesses who it is, the person being sat on is now it.  If the guess was incorrect, the “it” person continues until he guess correctly.    We had lots of laughs with this one!

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