Apple Bobbing - the perfect game for a summer's afternoon but best played in the garden.
A-Z of Summer: Hide and Seek
Hide and seek is a game that can be played with 2 or more players.
Players hide themselves in a given area and await being found by one or more seekers.
In a more active variant, hide and seek can be combined with the game of tag.
Instead of "it" simply spotting players, he or she has to tag them instead to get them out. Hiders can make a dash for 'Home Base', which is usually a landmark where whoever is "it" counts off.
Touching the base area makes a hider safe, and the aim of the game is to touch base without being tagged. "It" continues to search for hiders and if he/she finds none then he is it again in the next game.
If however, he finds and tags someone before they are able to touch base, he calls out You are it - and this new player takes his/her place.
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*As always, please be mindful of your children’s health & safety during these activities and keep them attended to at all times
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Jenga. Keep your hand steady as you remove the blocks from the tower.
Kite Building. Get some real satisfaction by building your own and letting it go in a puff of wind.
Ladybird Garden. Be prepared to get some dirty fingers and 'borrow' a few flowers from the garden.
Mud Pies. These are tasty treats you can eat and get messy at the same time!
Noughts and Crosses. A simple but fun game which can soon become full of strategy and tactics!
Obstacle Course. There's so many ways you set a tricky course full of traps and tricks.
Paddling Pools. The perfect place to cool off on a hot summer's day.
Quoits. There's plenty of variations of this deck game and you don't need a boat to play it.
Rummaging for bugs. Go on, be brave have a look in the garden and turn over some rocks!
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Treasure Hunt. Cryptic clues, photo clues or 'hot' and 'cold' can make for a great afternoon inside or out.
Under the Stars. On a clear night do some star-gazing or for the real young, make your own!
Vegetable patch. Have fun and be healthy by growing you own veg..it's not as difficult as it sounds.
Water fights...what better way to cool off during the summer than getting the super soakers out.
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