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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Giant Marbles!

Today, I thought I'd share an idea for a fun game you can play with your kids. I found this on Family Fun (don't I find everything there? Lol). You can see it here: http://familyfun.go.com/playtime/outdoor-games/giant-marbles-919494/ Remember, I'm only borrowing this idea and the accompanying picture to share with you. I think we're definitely going to have to try this game out in our own backyard this week.

Here's the directions:

What You Need

-Variety of sports balls

-Rope or chalk


1.To set up: First collect as many balls as you can (soccer, beach, playground, and basketballs), then make a large circle with rope on grass or chalk on blacktop. Place all the balls into the circle and spread them out a little.

2.To play: Players use one ball as the shooter (a heavier basketball or soccer ball works well). Standing 10 feet away, players take turns rolling this ball at the pile to try to knock out as many balls as they can without the shooter's going outside the ring. If a player knocks out any balls, he keeps them ("keepsies" in marbles lingo) and gets to go again. When the circle is empty, the player with the most keepsies wins.

Have fun trying this one out with your kids! J

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