Neighborhood Games for Kids
Some of my favorite childhood memories involve pickup games of softball or playing hide and seek with kids in my neighborhood.
To keep my boys moving and having fun, we organize games for kids in the neighborhood.
Here are some tips for networking with your neighbors, and get your kids outside for active play.
- Work with other neighborhood parents to set up a regularly scheduled outdoor game once per week. In my family, it helps to clearly mark the bases or finish lines for younger kids, but older kids may choose to make up their own rules.
Set up a snack station:
- Playing outdoor games can work up a sweat and an appetite! Take water and snacks, like orange slices for a refueling station. Encourage some friendly competition by rewarding the winner or winning team with a snack, like a few HERSHEY®'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates.
Get in on the action!
- I never miss a chance to play sports and bond with my boys; it's an easy way to sneak activity into my day. Don't hesitate to volunteer to be the kickball pitcher or "it" in a game of tag.
What games or activities do you organize for the kids in your neighborhood?
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