Wednesday, May 11, 2011

National Backyard Games Week is this Month.

Jump into spring! The 14th annual National Backyard Games Week takes place this month. It begins the Monday prior to Memorial Day and ends on Memorial Day. National Backyard Games Week was started by Patch Products, a manufacturer of family entertainment products. It was introduced in 1998 as a way to bring families and friends together while promoting physical activity.

There are so many outdoor activities at all age and ability levels. Think back to your childhood. What were the games you loved to play? Do you remember kick-the-can? Red rover? Red light, green light? One of the many versions of tag? Or did you prefer to climb trees, chase butterflies and build forts with lawn chairs and blankets? Whatever you loved to do as a child, help instill a love and appreciation of movement and togetherness. Celebrate National Backyard Games Week. You’ll become a child again.

Here are two links of games and activities you and your family may enjoy:

Theory of Creativity Blog Kids Games

Below is a list of books that promote movement and outdoor fun:

First Picture Playground Games

by Felicity Brooks

Great Games! 175 Games & Activities for Families, Groups, & Children!

by Matthew Toone

The Little Giant Book of Kids’ Games

by Glen Peter Vecchione

Come Out and Play (It’s a Kid’s World)

by Maya Ajmera

The Jump Rope Book & the Jump Rope

by Elizabeth Loredo

The Jacks Book & the Jacks

by Sally Chabert



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