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15 Backyard Game Ideas for Family Fun

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1. Giant Yard Twister Board by Instructables - As if we needed an excuse to laugh at ourselves!



2. Backyard Ker-Plunk Game by All Parenting - Fun game even the little kids can play.



3. Giant Jenga by A Beautiful Mess - For those of us who are less coordinated than Twister calls for.



4. Passing Practice Tarp by Spoonful - Love this idea! Easy to make and something all ages can enjoy.



5. Ring Toss Game by Mom Endeavors

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Fun Vintage Backyard Games - How to play colored eggs Vintage Backyard Family Game – Colored Eggs

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Family time is what summer is all about and with family summer activities in the plan I’ve been remembering my own childhood and the outdoor games… we used to play? Do you remember the game colored eggs? I had completely forgotten about it until last Christmas. I noticed my brother-in-law

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DIY Mommy and Me Game for Outdoor play and bonding time! Mommy & Me DIY Outdoor Game

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I love my kids. But I don’t always love playing with them. Their idea of a “game” is jumping on me, throwing things in the house, or chasing each other around the kitchen until one of them smacks into a cabinet. It’s all fun and games until some gets a…

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disneyland (2) Happy 59th Anniversary Disneyland

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On July 17th 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland. Happy 59th Anniversary Disneyland Resort! Next year, Disney will celebrate their 60th year in operation. Can you believe that Disneyland will be 60 years? Amazing! In an effort to celebrate this diamond anniversary, Disneyland has a few magical surprises up their …

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launcher2 Family Fun: Soda Pop Bottle Launcher

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When you have boys, you need to keep them busy or they get into trouble. My 15 year old son loves to build things. This summer he decided to make a soda pop bottle launcher with his brother. All I had to do was purchase the items at Home Depot,…

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book club march A Mother-Daughter Book Club

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a reader.  I devour books….  I spend as much time as I can reading.  I mark used book sales on my calendar months ahead of time.  I get giddy at the sight of a Barnes and Noble gift card.  I

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cupcake720 Celebrating Birthdays in a Non Traditional Way

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Four years ago, on Independence Day, I became a mom. We heard the cracks and booms outside and assumed they were doing construction nearby. In our new-parent haze it took a while for us to realize that it was the Fourth of July… and we were the proud parents of

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camping featured image Top Family Outdoor Ideas for Summer

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Are you a road tripper, RVer, outdoorsy, love all things camping and do any one of those things often with your family? We asked the Mom It Forward community what they liked to do outdoors and the response was incredible. Here are some fun ways you and your family …

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Olympics Summer Fun: Host a Backyard Olympic Games

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Get the kids up and moving this summer by hosting your own Olympics Games in your backyard. Who doesn’t love a little family competition? If you are in the mood, get the whole neighborhood involved. This also makes for a great summer birthday party idea.

Host a Backyard Olympic

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teaching kids how to not fear water Playing Safe This Summer

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Summer is here and that means time to move the kids outside.  Outdoor play is all about being active and having fun! However, fun needs to be balanced with safety.  Here are some of the top tips for families while experiencing the great outdoors and playing safe.

Playing Safe This

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