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    Starting watching Mark's "Play" presentation at AHS this morning. Only watched the first 10 minutes so far but agree with his "hypothesis"

    I want ideas to help my kids play more. By ideas I am thinking outside games. If any of this was covered in the rest of his presentation then I am apologize and will watch the rest later this weekend.

    I live in the woods, on a marsh, with estuaries and probably the country's most beautiful beach that is spit of land 3 miles long or so and a 1/4 mile wide with sand trails etc. It's the perfect playground for the kids. Google Map Crane's Beach Ipswich, MA for an idea of what I am talking about.

    With the perfect playground at hand what kind of games can I suggest to the kids. I'm looking for both structured games and unstructured ideas.

    PS - I have twin 4 year old boy and girl, a 6 y/o boy and an 8 y/o girl - lots of similar aged friends as well in the area.

  • #2
    One of the best things about unstructured play and children is their capacity for creativity when it comes to games. So, not only do you have the old childhood standbys like hide and seek, you have the ability to (by bringing a few playtime objects like rubber balls of various sizes, bats, etc.) just let them think up games on the spot... which can indeed be a blast. Of course there are usual games like tag (and variations), the aforementioned hide and seek, etc., but let those be the springboard from which your kids can leap and construct games of their own creation.
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    • #3
      I was really thinking about games we played as kids that I can't remember how to play like Capture the Flag or Kick the Can.

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      • #4
        British Bulldog is fun, and teaches capturing and evading skills (important for any hunter )
        BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The return of British Bulldog
        You usually 10 or more children for it to be optimally fun.

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        • #5
          Big boxes and markers or crayons. Things for catching assorted bugs and crawdads if you have them. I grew up fairly free range and aside from bikes, jump ropes and balls my sister and I tended to use what was at hand to make our own fun, make up games and explore. We used to wade in creeks and catch crawdads and turtles, climb trees, make mud pies, make up games with boxes and so forth. I found that objects tended to get tossed aside in favor of what we could make. Our favorite game was "float away". We scored a great big box that was our boat and we would have "adventures" where we made up all kinds of scenarios. We would save empty food boxes and bottles and that would be our "supplies". We'd spend the whole day doing this when we weren't down at the river catching stuff, fishing, swimming or making up other adventures.
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          • #6
            Sometimes your kids cant go outside because of the weather problems, let them play inside of your house too. build an indoor playground equipment where your 4 kids could play altogether safely with more fun. You need to arrange a 250 sqt area inside your home. Your kids will appreciate you for sure.
            Indoor playground is usually a saferplay area for children.At softplay center, there are multiple levels of play activities, including climbing frames, ball pool, slides, crawl tubes,rope bridges, scrambler nets, sand pools and interactive net.

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            • #7
              Probably the biggest influence on children in my childhood was lack of electronic devices. My siblings and I went outside in all kinds of weather, and a simple cardboard sheet became a snow saucer,, a swing with sturdy crossbars became an upside down money bars, the nearest big maples supplied climbing, hanging, jumping and so forth. Not to mention raiding the wild and feral fruit trees up and down the neighbourhood supplied a bit of excitement in case we got caught climbing over fences.;-) Because I had siblings close in age, I never lacked playmates (unlike today's 1 or 2-kid families.) We often played the now-frowned-on Cowboys and Indians, hide and seek and others too numerous to mention. In those days, it was safe for kids to be outdoors, but accidents did happen. Once I fell off trying to roll a barrel like a circus performer, and did a compound fracture of my right arm. At home, of course. ;-)

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              • #8
                Probably the biggest influence on children in my childhood was lack of electronic devices. My siblings and I went outside in all kinds of weather, and a simple cardboard sheet became a snow saucer,, a swing with sturdy crossbars became an upside down money bars, the nearest big maples supplied climbing, hanging, jumping and so forth. Not to mention raiding the wild and feral fruit trees up and down the neighbourhood supplied a bit of excitement in case we got caught climbing over fences.;-) Because I had siblings close in age, I never lacked playmates (unlike today's 1 or 2-kid families.) We often played the now-frowned-on Cowboys and Indians, hide and seek and others too numerous to mention. In those days, it was safe for kids to be outdoors, but accidents did happen. Once I fell off trying to roll a barrel like a circus performer, and did a compound fracture of my right arm. At home, of course. ;-)

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                • #9
                  Build a mini obstacle course. My kid loves doing that. Up an over pieces of wood, around a certain tree, jump back and forth a piece of rope.

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