Best Football Cleats for Wide Feet

Having the perfect pair of football cleats will dramatically improve your performance on the field and help you enjoy your game time.  Ideally, your cleats will perfectly match your foot, have the right studs for the surface you are playing on, and be the right style for your position on the field.

Unfortunately, if you have wide feet it can be a little more difficult to find a pair of cleats that are the right size for your feet.  That’s because most cleats are designed for people with narrow feet.

This article will help you out by offering advice on choosing the right pair of cleats then identifying the 5 best football cleats for wide feet.  Enjoy!

The Importance of Having the Perfect Cleats

Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t settle for cleats that don’t quite fit right:

You will do better in a pair of cleats designed for wide feet

If you wear cleats that are too tight, it can interfere with your ability to move quickly across the field.  You will have less stability, which may lead to more falls and performance problems.  Finally, the amount of power you can drive through your legs may be affected if you are wearing poorly fitted cleats.

You will be more comfortable with cleats designed for wide feet

If you are currently wearing cleats that are a little too narrow for your feet, you probably have sore feet within 20 minutes of putting them on.  When you are in constant pain, you won’t really be enjoying your time on the field or performing your best!  You may even develop blisters and cuts on your feet if the cleats are too narrow for your feet.

You will have less risk of injury if you wear cleats designed for wide feet

The right pair of cleats will provide with a stable platform.  You will be able to drive off the line more easily, stay on your feet longer and be able to change direction easily.  If your shoes are a little too narrow, you will increase your risk of twisting an ankle and falling.  It can be quite dangerous to run onto the field with poorly fitted cleats!

Tips for Buying Football Cleats for Wide Feet

Ask your coach and team mates for advice

Think about the upper material

Consider the purpose of the shoe

Consider the studs on the shoe

Consider the sole plate

5 of the Best Football Cleats for Wide Feet

Here are 5 pairs of cleats that are perfect for athletes with wide feet.  They are very comfortable, well-made, and will make your time on the field much more enjoyable.

New Balance MF897 Mid Cut Football/Turf Shoe

New Balance Men's T4040v4 Turf Baseball Shoe
  • Revlite midsole
  • No-sew material application
  • Removable insert

New Balance is widely regarded as one of the best brands for players with wide feet.  Most of their cleats have additional space around the forefoot, which makes them quite comfortable for players with wide feet.

The New Balance 897 football cleat is an affordable shoe with a mid-cut design.  They are perfect for players who are new to the game because they are well made and cheap.  They come with a light weight and breathable synthetic/mesh upper.  The molded studs are made from TPU (Thermoplastic Urethane) providing excellent traction on dry fields.  This pair of cleats uses a moisture-wicking LIGHTNING DRY™ collar to keep your feet dry.

Under Armour Men’s UA Highlight MC Football Cleats

Under Armour make some excellent pairs of cleats that are perfect for players with wide feet.  The UA Highlight MC Football Cleats are one of their most popular models.  This cleat comes with a synthetic upper that uses the UA ClutchFit® system to provide additional support for your foot.  They use a 3D molded MPZ® tongue and Molded 4D Foam® footbed to protect your feet and provide additional comfort.

The outsole has molded rubber studs, which are perfect for dry grass or artificial turf.  They are a very lightweight pair of cleats that can be used by players in many different positions.    These cleats are a great choice for any keen football player who wants a lightweight pair of cleats at an affordable price.

Adidas Men’s NastyQuick Mid Football Cleats

adidas Performance Men's Freak X Carbon Mid Football Shoe
  • techfit upper is engineered for natural, flexible support and a seamless, sock-like fit; QUICKFRAME TPU upper for...
  • Upgraded DuPont Kevlar-reinforced plate is the optimum blend of light weight, strength and traction; Kevlar, registered...
  • Customizable lacing support system helps create an optimal fit to support quick moves; IRONSKIN toe cap provides...

Adidas cleats usually have more width compared to cleats from other manufacturers. The adidas Men’s NastyQuick Mid Football Cleats are one of the best options for players who want a quality shoe without spending too much.

These cleats are very lightweight and designed for players who want to focus speed and maneuverability.  The QUICKFOAM upper is made from a combination of leather and synthetic materials.  They come with the techfit™ tongue system, which is designed to protect your feet during cuts.  These cleats have a synthetic overlay on both the toe and heel, to protect your feet during tackles.  The molded studs are designed in a unique pattern with 12 points of contact on the forefoot and large bladed studs on the heel.

adidas Men’s SM Freak High Wide 4E Football Cleats

adidas Performance Mundial Team Turf Soccer Cleat
  • Split-suede leather upper
  • Synthetic lining for comfort
  • Die-cut EVA insole for lightweight comfort

This is another great pair of cleats from adidas.  They are extremely comfortable, thanks to the synthetic upper with IRONSKIN collar molding and anatomically molded EVA insole.  This upper is also quite durable and offers excellent protection for your feet.  Despite being a high-cut cleat, they are quite lightweight.  These cleats are great choice for players of any skill level!

Nike Men's Lunarbeast Pro TD WIDE Football Cleat

Nike Men's Vapor Varsity Low TD Football Cleat
  • Synthetic upper provides lightweight stability.
  • EVA sockliner offers cushioning and impact absorption.
  • 12-cleat configuration offers multidirectional traction.

Nike designed this pair of cleats from the ground up to suit players with wide feet.  It uses a fabric and synthetic upper with the NIKESKIN crosshatch design.  The hook and loop strap helps to secure your forefoot in the shoe, improving your stability.

These cleats have a low profile forefoot that makes changing direction while on the move easy.  They also include a seven stud detachable TPU spike plate, delivering excellent traction.  This pair of shoes is a great choice for a mobile linebacker.

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Inflatable Games

Summer is here and, if you’re like every other parent, you’re looking for fun stuff to do with the kids. Well, worry no more! Some of the best and easiest games to play are inflatable, making them not only lightweight and ideal but also easy to tote and store.

Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or you’re looking for something to do in a large indoor space, inflatable games don’t require any additional props, and no table will be needed.

Inflatable games are perfect for family reunions, picnics, camping trips, parties, family game night, or just for keeping the kids entertained during the summer break.

We’ve taken some time to do the research and we found 10 of the best inflatable games that you might want to consider for your summer fun.

#1 Inflatable Dice

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  • SUPERSIZE ANY DICE GAME Bring extra fun to any dice game with these jumbo dice
  • RAPID VALVE INFLATION Inflate and deflate each die in under a minute

Wouldn’t it be fun if you could play a game of dice outside? With these inflatable dice, you can!

This set of six sturdy vinyl dice stand at 12-inches tall and comes in blue, green, red, yellow, orange, and purple.

The dice are versatile enough that they can be used for any cool dice game; help the kids with color recognition or play math games; you can even use them for team building activities.

Pull the family together for a competitive game of yard Yahtzee and watch these dice in action.

You’ve never played Yahtzee before? No problem, here’s how you play:

Supplies:
Rules:

The rules of this game are simple enough that everyone can play.

Using only five of the six dice, the first person rolls the dice. The idea is to fill in all the spaces on your score card. For example, you will try to roll all ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and sixes. If you roll all five of one number you will get a Yahtzee giving you 50 points! You will also want to try for three or four of a kind, full house, small and large straight, and a chance when you have nothing else to keep.

Each person gets three rolls, and with each roll, they can keep what they want and roll the rest or throw them all back in and try again. The last roll counts because you will have to take a score, so make sure it’s a good one!

#2 Intex Inflatable 36" Giant Tire Tubes

Intex Inflatable 36" Giant Tire Tubes for Swimming Pool/Lake/Ocean (6...
  • Get on the road to summer fun with the Intex giant tire tubes
  • Great for lakes, pools, rivers, the ocean or anywhere on the water
  • Designed for 1 adult rider on each tube

Although these 36-inch inflatable tire tubes are designed for the water, that makes them tough enough to also use in an obstacle course.

If you’re planning an event for the younger kids, you might want to consider setting up a safe obstacle course. Set up these six sturdy tires and let the kids run through them just like the grown-up obstacles except these tires won’t cause any bruises.

You can also incorporate them into a relay race by giving each team a tire and making them roll it to the line and back.

If you wish to use these tires for their intended purpose then you will need to know that they are designed for one adult rider on each tube and no one under 9 years old should use them in the water.

#3 Inflatable Pizza Toss Game

Inflatable Pizza Toss Game
  • Take turns throwing the beanbags onto the giant pizza target with pepperoni holes throughout
  • Each hole has a point value, so the player with the highest score is the master pizza tosser
  • Includes six 4Round beanbags and a durable 5' diameter inflatable plastic pizza target

Bring pizza tossing to a whole new level with this inflatable game.

This game provides hours of indoor/outdoor fun for all ages with the durable 5-foot round inflatable pizza and six 4-inch round bean bags, three red and three black.

How to play? It’s easy! Go head to head or form two teams. On each person’s turn, they get to toss their three beanbags, one at a time, at the target making their landing into the numbered pepperoni holes. Keep track of those numbers because the individual or team who scores the most points wins.

Set a time limit or set a certain amount of games to finalize the scores, you can mix up the variations however you want. Parents can compete against the kids or let the boys compete with the girls at the next birthday party.

No matter which way you choose to play, this game will sure to be a hit!

#4 Jumbo Inflatable Ring Toss

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  • Package: 3 inflatable reindeer antlers with chin straps and 12 foam toss rings(Random colors: 8 red + 4 green), durable...
  • Size: approx. 33.4" x 5.5" (After inflating). Headband:5.5" internal dia. Ring approx. 4.7 - 7.8 inches external dia.
  • Material: made of high quality PVC, non-toxic and safe. Easy to inflate and deflate antlers.

You don’t need to go to the carnival to win a game of ring toss when you can play it right in your backyard!

Gather the kids and get the grandparents for a competition against the generations.

Set up this inflatable 60-inch crossbar base and oversized PVC pieces, add to it the four 18-inch round rings and let the game begin!

It’s simple to play and lightweight to handle. Split everyone into two teams. Each person gets to take turns with their opponent throwing their rings. Score 10, 20, 30, or 40 points by ringing the target. Ring the center and get 50 points!

You can be creative with the points especially when playing with small children. If no one makes a ring, give the person closest 5 points. You can also cancel each other out by ringing the same target as your opponent. There are so many creative ways to play ring toss.

#5 Inflatable Limbo Summer Party Game

Inflatable Limbo Summer Party Game
  • Limbo Party Game includes: 2 inflatable poles (5.75ft), 1 inflatable limbo stick (6ft), a patch kit, and instructions
  • For best results, fill the entire base with either water or sand. Do this by using the larger valve on the bottom -...
  • Make sure that the posts are inflated all the way so that the pegs along the sides can support the stick

At some point in your life you’ve probably done the limbo or at the least, you’ve watched it. Why not incorporate it into your next birthday bash?

You no longer need a broomstick, and everyone can participate because this inflatable set will stand alone.

It comes with a 6-foot inflatable stick that hooks onto two inflatable poles. Just add water or sand to the base of the poles for added security and you’re all set! This game even comes with a patch kit just in case someone gets a little rough.

Once you have the game set up, crank up some limbo dance music and start the line. With the stick placed on the very top rung of the poles, each person must go one at a time through the poles without touching the stick. When everyone has been through once the stick is lowered to the next rung and each person takes another turn through. The dance continues with the stick being lowered each round. If a person touches any parts of the stick or poles, or they fall to the floor, they are out. The last person left in the limbo wins.

This party game offers everything you need to keep the crowd excited.

#6 AIRHEAD LOB THE BLOB GAME

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Much like the popular game of cornhole,  Lob the Blob can be played in the water.

This inflatable floating game is constructed with a heavy gauge PVC with a speed safety valve. It includes four green blobs and four blue blobs that can be thrown onto the target of the 37 x 26-inch playing surface.

The rules to playing are simple. Just grab a friend and compete by taking turns to drown the blob into the 10-inch hole. For each blob in the hole, you will get 3 points. If the blob lands on the playing surface you will get 1 point. Knock your opponent’s blob off the surface and take away their point. The first person to get 21 points wins the game.

This game can be anchored and played on dry land if there is no water around.

#8 Dom CE510 Giant Get Knotted Inflatable Game

DOM Giant Get Knotted Inflatable Game, Set Includes Game Mat, 8 Stakes...
  • Game includes 1 giant 10' x 10' size playing mat
  • 2 giant inflatable dice
  • Latex free

Similar to the game of Twister, this game can be played outdoors with up to thirty people.

The 10 x 10-foot playing mat is covered in bright colors and the two giant inflatable dice make this game a hoot.

Just spread the mat out onto the ground. Each person starts by standing in front of two colors. Someone on the sidelines should be chosen to roll the giant dice. One die reveals a body part and the other die reveals the color. At that point, each person must follow the directions of the combined dice. When a person falls to the ground they are eliminated. The last person standing wins the game. It’s as simple as that and fun to play.

Don’t get stuck in the middle of a bad twist!

#9 Gamecraft Jumbo Inflatable Bowling Set

Gamecraft Jumbo Inflatable Bowling Set, Multicolor, Medium, Set of 10...
  • Fun and exciting bowling set for all ages inflate, set up and Play10 oversized (27 inch ; H)
  • PVC pins with cardboard bottoms for added stability includes One45 cm(18 inch ; dia.) inflatable ball ball color may...
  • Includes one 45cm (18" dia.) inflatable ball

This giant game provides ten 27-inch high inflatable PVC pins and one 45cm inflatable ball. The pins offer extra stability with their clever cardboard bottoms.

Set this game up outside and play it just like any other game of bowling. Each player will compete for the most points by taking turns knocking down the pins. It can be played the standard way of bowling by throwing the ball twice on each turn and using the scoring system adding up strikes and spares, or just simply keep score tallying up how many pins each person knocks down.

This game will be a surefire hit at your next family outing!

With these nine inflatable game choices, you shouldn’t have any problem finding the right ones that will please every member of the family. Check out these other great outdoor games.

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Fun Challenges for Teens

If you're looking for fun challenges for your teens, you have come to the right place. It’s that time of year again when the kids are home and they’re throwing out those famous “I’m bored” lines throughout the day. Chances are that your teen is too old for camp, but not quite old enough for a job. Your door is probably opening constantly to a new face that’s also “bored.”

If this sounds familiar, then let them try one of the following 45 fun challenges for teens. You can offer a bigger challenge by asking them to do one challenge a day for 45 days; that will get them through most of the summer. After all, summer is meant to be fun.

Food and Drink Challenges

#1  Bubble Gum Challenge

Gather everyone around in a circle. Give them all the same amount of some good tasting bubblegum. Each person then takes a turn blowing a bubble to see who can make the biggest one. This challenge can be fun with as little as two people or make it interesting with the girls competing against the guys. Split them up into teams with the middle schoolers competing against the high schoolers. No matter how they compete, the challenge will be exciting.

#2  Baby Food Challenge

For this one you’ll need several jars of baby food, 10-12 different kinds should be a great amount. Have someone not participating in the challenge purchase and prepare the food by removing the labels from each jar. Of course, that person will be the only one to know what kind of food is in the jars. Place the food on the table and let the challenge begin. Each person takes a turn tasting the food from each jar. The object is to guess what kind of food it is and then not to throw up. Make it more fun by making everyone taste the food using a baby spoon. Get a lot of pics and videos of this challenge!

#3  Eat It or Wear It Challenge

Choose a bunch of different foods that most people don’t like. Oh and the worse the smell, the better too!

Number some lunch bags and mix up the foods in each bag. Next, put corresponding numbers on small pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. Each person gets a turn to draw a number from the bowl and then they will be given the corresponding bag. They will then need to decide if they want to eat a spoonful of the contents or wear it. Make sure to get a lot of pictures of this challenge for blackmail later.

If it’s possible, you might want to take this challenge outside. If that’s not possible then choose a large area indoors and place a large drop cloth on the floor. Be sure to let your friends know ahead of time that they shouldn’t be wearing their best clothes when doing this challenge.

#4  French Fries Challenge

A non-participant should make a trip to several fast food restaurants getting fries. Leaving them in the containers from the restaurants, they should be hidden from the participants. Each participant will need a blindfold and when the challenge begins they will all be given a fry from each place one at a time trying to guess where the fry came from. Of course, the best guesser will be given a point for each correct answer and in the end, the one with the most points wins the challenge.

#5  Chubby Bunny Challenge

Mom always said, “Don’t talk with your mouth full,” but that doesn’t count for this challenge.

Grab a partner, a bowl, and a whole mess of marshmallows to see who can last the longest. Start with one marshmallow in your mouth and say, “Chubby Bunny.” If you can say it clearly then move on to the next round where you will add another marshmallow to your mouth and say, “Chubby Bunny” again. The challenge continues until the first person can no longer say the words, or the first person loses a marshmallow out of their mouth.

#6  Hamburger Challenge

Just like the French Fry challenge, this challenge also involves fast food restaurants. A non-participant will need to visit as many restaurants as possible to buy hamburgers for each participant. You can always cut each burger in half since you probably won’t eat the whole thing anyway. Once the burgers are ready the participants must then put on their blindfolds and begin the challenge. As they taste each one, they must guess where it came from. If the answer is correct they get a point. The winner of this challenge is the one who gets the most points.

#7  Smoothie Challenge

Grab your best friend and take your stomach on a trip down craziness.

First, you will want to pick out ten good ingredients that you would normally find in a smoothie. Next, pick out ten more not so good ingredients that you would never find in a smoothie. Some good ingredients could be things such as fruits and milk. The not so good and normal could be things like hot peppers, spices, pickles, or even lunch meat. The crazier the ingredients the better this challenge will be. After you pick out all twenty ingredients, write each one down on a slip of paper and put them into a bowl. The challenge begins with each person taking turns drawing the slip of paper and adding that ingredient into their smoothie. Keep taking turns until all twenty ingredients have been used. Finally, add all your ingredients and some ice into a blender. When both smoothies are ready you must drink it all and not throw up. The first person to give up or throw up is the loser.

#8  McDonalds Roulette Challenge

You will need to make a trip to your favorite McDonalds and then pay close attention to the people around you.

Take some money and get in line. Listen to the person in front of you and order exactly what they do. Each person must do the same and then when you get back to the table let the challenge begin. You must eat everything you ordered, so for one, it might be fries and a coke while the other might have three combo meals to finish. Finishing everything on your tray without throwing up will determine the winner of this competition.

#9  Raw Onion Challenge

You might enjoy eating an onion on your hamburger, but do you think you can handle eating an entire raw onion? Try it and see what happens. Oh wait, we forgot to mention that you’re not allowed to drink anything, and if you do then you will lose the challenge. Make sure to compete with a friend, and nominate another who is too chicken to try the challenge to be the designated videographer; what would be the point if you couldn’t share it with the world?

#10 Warhead Challenge

Sour is better than spicy, right? Well, maybe not.

Warheads are sour candies that can make you pucker for the first few seconds they hit your taste buds. Let’s see if you can handle a mouth full at once. Gather your friends and provide them all with Warheads. Compete to see who can eat the most pieces at once, and swallow them too because otherwise it would be cheating and nobody likes a cheater. Grab an innocent bystander to be the photographer because this is something everyone will want to see.

#11 Lemon Challenge

This is another one of those challenges that you’ll want to do in the kitchen.

Set up a table with plenty of sliced lemons for everyone. Invite your friends to sit around the table and let the competition begin. Yes, you guessed it. The idea is to see who can eat the most lemons without spitting them out. Pucker up and have fun with this challenge.

#12 The Wendy’s .99 cent Value Menu Challenge

Grab a friend or two and take a trip to Wendy’s. Each person should order one of everything off the .99 cent menu. Sit down and begin to eat. In order to win this challenge, you must eat all the food without throwing up. Yes, someone will definitely upchuck, and that calls for automatic disqualification.

Of course, if you and your friends would prefer another fast food restaurant, that’s okay too, just be sure that there’s a .99 cent menu to order from.

#13 Blindfolded Food Tasting Challenge

If you like a variety of different foods, then this challenge should satisfy your taste buds.

A non-participant should prepare different foods ahead of time. Things such as cubed cheese, small servings of lunch meat, fruits, veggies, condiments, and any other interesting combinations will work. The participants must be blindfolded and given a different food item to taste one at a time. The participants shouldn’t be able to touch the food so serving it on a skewer would work, or for a bigger challenge, they can taste with no hands at all. A point is given for each correct guess and the person with the most points wins the challenge.

#14 The Oreo Challenge

Who knew that Oreo cookies could be so much fun?

There are so many different flavors that it makes this challenge exciting. A non-participant should prepare several different kinds of cookies while the participants cover their eyes with blindfolds. The non-participant should then give each person a cookie to taste. When the participant guesses the cookie correctly they get a point. Yes, you guessed how it ends. The person with the highest number of points wins the challenge.

#15 Bread Challenge

This challenge doesn’t require anything more than a loaf of bread but beware, it’s not as easy as it looks.

With the loaf of bread, see who can construct the tallest configuration using only the bread. Each participant has only 75 seconds to see who's configuration will be the tallest.

#16 Soda Challenge

The biggest challenge to this one might be for the person who has the job of finding twelve different soda flavors.

Compete with a friend and guess the taste of each soda. The best way to play is to be blindfolded so that you can’t see the color of the soda. You can smell if you want, but remember, the taste doesn’t always match the smell. You get a point for each correct guess, and you guessed it, the person with the most points without getting sick wins the challenge.

#17 Cook-A- Meal Challenge

This is a fun way to fix lunch!

Depending on how many people are participating will depend on the categories. If it’s just two people then each person will prepare the main course using three specific ingredients. This is done similar to the television cooking shows. Each course must include the three specific ingredients but can include anything additional the participants want to add. If there are enough people to include desserts or appetizers then go for it. In the end, there must be a non-participant who can do the judging. The individual or team with the best food wins the challenge.

#18 Exploding Watermelon Challenge

This one is best for an outdoor challenge when possible.

Start out by giving each participant a small, seedless watermelon, or use two melons and split the group up into two teams. Provide each person with a ton of thick rubber bands and when the time begins, start wrapping those rubber bands around the watermelon. The first person or team to cause their watermelon to explode is the winner. The prize? All the watermelon you care to eat!

#19 Tin Can Challenge

Have someone prepare about twenty tin cans of food by taking off the labels and then numbering them. Each can should have a corresponding number on a piece of paper to be drawn from a bowl. Put all the unopened cans on a table and be sure to have a can opener close by. The first person draws a number from the bowl then takes the can with the same number and opens it. That person must eat a spoonful of its contents without spitting it out or throwing it up. Each person gets a point for each of the food swallowed and loses a point when its spit out. The person with the most points wins but the first person to throw up is automatically out.

Exercise Challenges

#20 Jump Rope Challenge

Each person is given a jump rope and a time limit. A non-participant should be the “counter.” Set a timer and let the competition begin. The idea is to see who can jump the most amount of times within the time limit without falling. Each time the rope hits the pavement that counts for a jump. It sounds easy, but is it? Go find out!

#21 Hula Hoop Challenge

Much like the jump rope challenge, the hula hoop challenge will have your waist moving for the win. Set a time limit and the person who keeps the hula going the longest without stopping wins. Of course, if you lose your rhythm and your hoop, you’re automatically out. The teens should try this competition against the adults to see if they still have it.

#22 Blindfolded Keepie Uppie Challenge

This challenge is done using a blindfold and a soccer ball. The participants will have to compete to see who can keep the ball off the ground for the longest amount of time using every part of their body they can except their eyes. Don’t let the ball touch the ground or you will lose the challenge.

#23 Hoverboard Challenge

Grab a hoverboard and set up a challenging obstacle course, then let the competition begin! Just like any other obstacle course, there must be a time limit, so, you guessed it, the person who completes the obstacle in the least amount of time without falling off the board wins the challenge!

Miscellaneous Challenges

#24 Not My Hands Challenge

With one person sitting on a chair, somebody else hides behind them. The person behind will be using their hands while the person in the chair will do the talking to direct the hidden person in the right direction. For example, they might make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but of course, the hidden person can’t see so the person sitting must use direction in making the sandwich. When the sandwich is made, the hidden person must feed it to the person on the chair.

#25 Try Not to Laugh Challenge

You will need some of the funniest videos you can find for this simple challenge.

The basic goal here is to watch the video and not to laugh, that includes a smile.

#26 Makeup Challenge

One person must be completely blindfolded and give the other a complete makeup makeover. Don’t let a mirror appear until the makeover is complete. The more makeup you use in this challenge the more fun it will be, and oh, don’t forget to get those phones out because everyone will want to see the results!

#27 Say Anything Challenge

You will need some tape and your best friend to make this challenge work. Choose a third person to pick categories or put categories in a bowl and each person takes a turn drawing from the bowl. The idea is not to stumble and to keep the rhythm flowing. When a category is chosen each person must say a word in that category. For example, the category is an animal so the first person would say dog, the next person would say cat and keep going until someone gets stuck. The person who stumbles earns a piece of tape on their face placed by the opponent. You must keep track of the pieces of tape because the person who has the most pieces at the end of the challenge loses.

#28 The Whisper Challenge

Much like a game of telephone this challenge is always fun to find out what the other person thought they heard.

You will need some noise canceling headphones and a few friends to make this challenge more fun. Each person must have their headphones on and cranked up with their favorite music. The first person starts the challenge with a random phrase that can be drawn from a prepared pile of phrases, or by finding random fun stuff from the internet. Tell the first person the phrase and then the next person repeats what they think they heard from lip reading and so on until the last person is left. In the end, the person who started the phrase can then reveal what it was supposed to be.

If you want to complete this challenge using two people, the first person can give a phrase and repeat it three times until the person either gets it right or continues to make a mess of it. Each person can take turns until someone finally gets it right or the time runs out.

#29 Tickle Me Challenge

This challenge requires a little trivia knowledge or you will be tickled!

Each person takes a turn asking another a question, but it if the person answers it incorrectly, that’s right, they will have to be tickled until the time is up.

#30 Ice Bucket Challenge

To compete in this challenge, you will need a bucket full of ice and water. Each person who wishes to compete should be dressed in a bathing suit and there should be plenty of dry towels and clean clothes handy after the challenge is complete. Choose one person to be the designated “dumper.” This is the person that will have a blast drowning their friends with the ice water. Dump the water over the victim’s head quickly and watch them squirm. A phone is a must have for this challenge because you’ll want to be sure and capture the moment in pictures. There isn’t really a winner in this competition but it’s fun to watch their facial expressions and to hear their screams. Obviously, the best place to perform this challenge would be outside, and if you really want the challenge to be harder, try it in the winter.

#31 Blindfolded Hairstyle Challenge

All you need to complete this challenge is a blindfold, a lot of hair accessories, and a brave soul.

The person with the blindfold must use the hair accessories to style the other person’s hair. You can be as creative as you want, but remember that the stylist will be blindfolded so be sure that all the styling tools are safe. An excellent photographer will be needed to capture the events of this challenge while it’s in progress.

#32 Popsicle Stick and Cup Tower Challenge

Set up a sturdy table and gather as many popsicle sticks and paper cups as you can possibly find. Please, for the sake of everyone, if you decide to start pulling from the trash, clean them first. Put all the sticks and cups on the table and let the building begin. Keep going to see who can create the tallest tower without it falling down first. Set a timer to make the challenge even better, or just keep going until the last person’s tower is still standing.

#33 Egg Drop Challenge

This one will work best if you have access to at least a two-story building.

Find as many supplies as possible such as newspaper, tape, straws, paper towels, confetti or anything else you can think of that will give your egg a safe landing. Once you have all the supplies ready each person can begin to build a “safe landing” nest for a raw egg. The biggest challenge will be to build the nest in a limited amount of time. Once the timer goes off the nest is finished no matter what state it’s in. You will need to place the nest on the ground under a high window. Everyone should proceed upstairs and at that time they will each be given a raw egg. The idea is to make the egg land into the nest without it breaking.

#34 100 Layer Challenge

You will need 100 pieces of clothing and you can even include hats and socks in the mix. Start with the layer of clothing you’re already wearing, that counts as the first layer and then continue to layer the clothes until you’re wearing all 100 pieces of clothing. If you can’t make it then you can’t win the challenge.

#35 Card House Challenge

Everyone grab a deck of cards, find a sturdy place, and start building the best house you can without knocking it over because if you do, you lose. Okay, so it might sound old-fashioned and corny, but sometimes the older games and challenges are the most popular.

#36 Memorize Challenge

With this challenge, a non-participant should prepare a tray and place numerous items on it. It’s then up to the non-participant to display the tray for a few seconds for each person to see. As the tray makes its way around, it’s up to each participant to try and remember what’s on it. When the tray is hidden, each person should write down what they saw. The person that has the most items right wins the challenge.

#37 Ice Bath Challenge

If it’s a warm day you can do this one outside using a kiddie pool full of ice and water. The first person must get into the pool of ice water and stay there until they’ve answered one question. In order to complete the challenge, you must be able to stay in the pool until you’ve answered the question completely.

#38 No Hands Nail Polish Challenge

You and a friend must compete to see who can paint the most nails in one minute by using only your mouth. Oh, you might think this challenge is a piece of cake, but think again! It’s really interesting to watch the guys try this challenge too. The person who gets the most nails painted in one minute wins the challenge. You can also have a non-participant to judge the best-looking nails for the win.

#39 The Cotton Ball Challenge

You’ll need a blindfold, two bowls, a large kitchen spoon, and a bunch of cotton balls for this challenge. Set a timer or designate a certain number of scoops and while blindfolded, you must hold the empty bowl on your head and scoop some cotton balls from the other bowl into the one on your head. The person who scoops the most cotton balls wins.

#40 No Thumbs Challenge

Each participant must tape your thumb and forefinger together making it impossible to use your thumb. In the meantime, a non-participant should create a list of tasks for each person to perform. Get a point for each completed task, but get a point taken away for each task that’s incomplete. At the end, the person who has the most points wins the challenge.

#41 The 7 Second Challenge

This simple challenge requires the participants to complete a task in 7 seconds. Continue by doing the process of elimination, meaning that the last participant left in the challenge wins. The tasks can be created by a non-participant so the challenge can be fair for everyone.

#42 Beans and Chopstick Challenge

The rules to this challenge are simple. Each person has one minute to get as many beans into a bowl as they can by using chopsticks. Only one hand can be used or it’s cheating. The person who can manage to get the most beans in the bowl wins the challenge.

#43 Blindfolded Drawing Challenge

Each person is given a blindfold, a drawing pad, and a pencil. A non-participant can tell them what to draw and they must perform the task while blindfolded. The person who has the best drawing wins the challenge. Two people can participate in this challenge by taking turns.

#44 Cling Wrap Challenge

With this challenge, it will be someone’s pleasure to sellotape each participant to a chair. When the challenge begins, each person will then have to figure out a way to escape the trap. Of course, each person will want to move the fastest because the first one to escape wins the challenge.

(Avoid using the clingfilm above the shoulders to prevent blocking airways)

#45 Store Challenge

Set a limit of around $10 and pick a favorite store. Next, everyone must make a trip to that store and go on a shopping spree with the $10 limit. When everyone is finished, you must all compare the items with each other. You can make the winner the one who buys the best for the money; who buys a unique item; the funniest, and so on.

Use caution when performing these challenges because some of them may be dangerous. Be sure to try as many challenges outdoors when possible; always provide towels, dry clothes, and other necessities when needed.

Make sure you checkout our fundraising ideas for teens as well.

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17 Team Building Games and Activities That Don’t Suck

You may play any number of games and do team-building exercises in the office, and each of these exercises will help you team learn to work together while having fun. You are creating an environment in the office that is a bit more playful than normal, and you will notice that all the different parts of the office may learn to work together using these activities. You may drag your workers out of the office for team building exercises, or they may play these games at their desks. Make them as much fun as possible, and your workers will look forward to this process.

List of Team Building Games

#1: Blindfolded Dodgeball

You can play this game with any number of people you like, but you must have an even number to participate. You will split your office into pairs, and the pairs will play the game together. Your teams will have one person who can see and one person who is blindfolded. The person who is blindfolded has the ball, and they will throw the ball at other groups. They get their direction from the person who can see, and the team that manages to avoid being hit is the winner. This is an easy way to learn to communicate, and it helps your staff learn how to shorten their communications to the most-effective words. You may set a timer, or you may play short games until one team is left standing.

#2: The Book

The book is a common item in the office, and you will place it in the middle of the office where everyone may access it. Anyone who has grievances in the office may bring them to the book. Anyone who has ideas may bring them to the book, and you may check the book to learn how your staff is communicating. They will learn to settle their differences quickly simply because they must be civil in the book. You will settle differences quickly, and you will avoid entanglements that could cause your company to lose much of its productivity. Try the book to help your staff talk, and it may go by the wayside when they all learn how to talk to one another. These team building exercises for work are ongoing for all the people on your staff.

#3: Three Truths One Lie

One of the funniest team building games out there with simple rules: you will write down three truths and one lie on a piece of paper, and the people in your group must figure out which one is the lie. This is a fun ice breaker for the office, and it is a simple game to play because you may sit around a desk. You will get to know the people around you, and you will have fun trying to figure out what the lie is. You will laugh with the people who are sitting around the desk, and you will find that the people in the office learn funny things about one another. This is a bonding experience that will make your work more fun, and you may laugh quite a lot about the things you learn. You may play this game for as long as you want, or you may challenge your team to do it as fast as possible.

#4: Desk Product Logo

Creating a logo and slogan for a random product on your desk is a fun game for your office staff to do. You may put your staff in pairs or trios, and you will find that the people in each group will be quite creative. They will build a new product logo and slogan for this random item, and you will hear wild ideas that you may use in your business going forward. You should not cast aside anything that could be considered the next best idea from your business, and you will learn about the creative minds of the people in your office. This is a simple game to play, and you may do it on a timer in just a few minutes.

#5: Draw Blind

Team building activities for work and communication games are fun only when there is an element of surprise of stress involved. There are many different people who may play this game, and you are free to break your office into as many different teams as you need. The person who is drawing must draw blindfolded, and they are told what to draw through descriptions. Their teammates will tell them what lines and curves to draw, and they will see if they can get close to what the actual image should be. You may play this game in lightning rounds that only take a few minutes to play, or you may play this game as part of your lunch break. Bring food in for everyone, and you may play this game for as long as you like. All you need is a whiteboard, markers and an imagination.

#6: Don't Step There

This is the classic lava game you may play with the people in your groups, and you may designate tiles on the floor that are hot lava. The people on each team must cross the room, and you will find that they must come up with creative ways to cross the room. They cannot simply jump from one tile to another, and all the people on each team must cross. You may leave the game with no time limit, or you may ask them to complete the game in half an hour. You may make the game even more difficult with every round, and you will find your staff members doing quite a lot of interesting things to cross the room.

#7: Be Resourceful

You may start a short game with your staff members that requires them to be resourceful. You may force the people in the office to make a phone call without a phone, or you may ask them to close a deal without your email account. You must come up with ridiculous tasks for them to complete, and you will learn who works well under pressure and who does not. There are certain people in your office who will perform well simply because you gave them a hard task to complete, and you will find that there are a number of people who cannot do tasks like this. You may send certain people on difficult jobs based on their performance in this game, and you may send other people on simple tasks because you do not want to stress them out. This is a clever way for you to learn how all the people in your office work.

#8: The Traditional Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are quite a lot of fun, and there is not a person in the office who will not enjoy this task. The games may be created for a number of purposes. You will find that you may send your staff on a scavenger hunt for information that is required for your business, or you may send them on a scavenger hunt for information about their colleagues. You may learn quite a lot about the people who work in the office because they are hunting for particular pieces of information, and you will find that the staff members get to know one another simply because they have sought out this information.

The scavenger hunt is quite a lot of fun because you may send your staff on this hunt for the balance of the day, and you may ask them to do this work quickly. You may go so far as to ask your staff to complete the hunt without a phone or computer, and you may choose to ask your staff to find something physical in the building. You may not realize how much time it takes to find some of these things, and you will learn who works the fastest after you have asked everyone to complete these assignments. It is quite important for you to ensure that you have a scavenger hunt that produces good information for the business, and you must be certain that your staff is motivated to finish it. Offer prizes for the winners, and you will learn quite a lot about everyone who works for you.

#9: Do This With One Question

This is one of the most-interesting games you may play in your office, and you will test the problem-solving skills of everyone in your office. You will tell your staff to complete a task in one question. You may think that the tasks are quite hard to finish because they have so many moving parts, and you will find that the task may be completed by someone who maximizes their one question. You may not realize how someone works until you learn which question they ask, and you will watch them complete this process in a team. You need to have a few different people working on the same task, and you will watch teams in your office work together on this game. They will complete a difficult task using one question, and you will be shocked at what they are capable of.

The question game may take only a few moments, or you may give the staff until the end of the day to get the job done. You will find that there are a number of different things your staff members may do during the day to win, and you will learn of a number of creative solutions that were used. You may learn something new from the winning person or team, and you will find that they are asking interesting questions. You want to see who is the most-efficient at using their time, and you will learn who knows how to communicate with others.

This is especially effective on a sales team because a salesman may only ask so many questions before they annoy the customer. Ask your staff to play this game to improve their conversion rate.

#10: Silence

Nonverbal communication is far more effective than verbal communication, and you will find that the office becomes more efficient when your staff is not speaking. They must learn how to communicate with one another in unique ways, and you will find that they are quite good at learning how to speak to one another when they are not allowed to talk. This is a game of gestures, and it helps your staff cut down on the noise in the office. Your office may be quite a loud place, and you will find that the staff is more efficient. They are getting work done that moves the business forward, and they are using less energy. Someone who is not talking during the day will get more done, and you will reduce the noise in the office to a level that is quite low.

The silence game may be tied to other games that your employees are playing. Asking your staff to do their work in silence is a way to value body language, and your staff will learn that the silence they maintain helps them focus. Concentration will improve in the office, and you will see your teams communicate better because they have been asked to be silent. There are quite a few different people who will learn how to use their words less, and you will see your office grow quieter every day imply because you played once game that asked your staff to stop speaking. Play the game all day, play the game for five minutes or use silence as part of another game.

#11: Dream Trip

Dream trip is the perfect activity for a staff that wants to daydream a bit. You are doing much more than taking a dream trip, and you will find that team building activities such as this will help you only when your staff must solve problems. You will start with a dream trip that someone on your staff would love to take. They will show you the trip as they envision it, and you will ask your staff to book the trip in five minutes or less.

There are many complications to get through, and you will find that your staff goes into action hoping to move as fast as possible without wasting any time. This is the game that lets you learn something about the people on your staff, and it is the game that will help you learn how your staff works. The people who complete the tasks will be asked to take a number of steps to get the job done, and you will learn which person is most-capable to complete certain jobs.

#12: Lily Pads

Lily pads is a game that is much like the lava game from earlier. You may play this game with questions at each pad, or you may ask your staff to make their way across the room using only the lily pads. You must ensure that you have taken the time set up a game that does not take much time. You may want to limit this game to an hour so that your staff may get back to work, and you will teach them something about your company or their jobs when they are jumping from one lily pad to the next. You may play this game across your office, or you may play it in the break room. You are asking your staff to participate in something that is fun for them, and you are giving them a good time that cannot be replicated.

#13: Dining Room Challenge

The dining room challenge is a game that allows you to use your lunch break as a team-building exercise. The dining room challenge is quite a lot of fun for people in the room because it allows you to learn about the people who work with you. The dining room challenge is a game where you ask everyone in the room to order for the person next to them. These people are trying to get as close to their preferred meal as possible, and you will see who comes the closest. It is fun to know what someone would order ina. Restaurant, and your team will grow closer simply because you all know these simple facts about each other.

#14: What's in My Coffee

What's in my coffee is a game that helps you place coffee orders in the morning, but you play it much like the dating game. You are guessing what your partner puts in their coffee, and they have it written down on a card. They will reveal their favorite things to put in coffee, and you will learn who is the closest. This game only takes a minute, but it is one of those team building exercises that anyone can do. You are allowing to learn more about one another, and you will find that someone in the office is ready to take everyone's coffee order.

#15: Tug Of War

Tug of war is easy to play with one rope and the length of your office. You need to split your office into two teams, and you will find that they are prepared to fight to the death in some cases. The people who are in your office working every day are learning how to work together through the games you have them play, and this game will give you a number of opportunities to learn how they work in teams. You are learning just as much as your staff, and you will find that they are willing to work very hard to pull a flag across a line. This may seem like a simple game, but five minutes of tug of war will go quite a way to building your team.

#16: Exercise Challenge

The exercise challenge is a simple way to get your staff to get in shape. The people that work for you may be tasked with walking so many miles per week, or you may ask them to go on a run as a team. You are building a group that knows how to work together, and team building exercises for work that get everyone into shape are worth every second they take. You may send everyone off for a walk during lunch, or you may give everyone a pedometer to see who walks the farthest during the week. This is a fun challenge that sees your employees comparing themselves to others, and they will have fun trying to be the person who walks the farthest.

#17: Sales Challenge

The sales challenge is the last on the list, and it is a challenge that will see your staff vying to be the person who reaches a sales goal the fastest. You will see these people work quite hard on new selling tactics, and you will notice that they are increasing their productivity in the process. You may learn a new sales technique that is helpful for the office, and you may put your staff in teams. Someone on each team may give their teammates a better selling strategy, and they will work hard on that strategy hoping to win. This may go on for a day, a week or a month. You may allow the employees to do the challenge alone, and you will find that certain people have a gift for sales while others do not.

Team Building Games Final Thoughts

These team-building activities and team building games will take your business quite a long way going forward. You may show your workers how to function as a team, and they will learn about each other as you send them more games to play. Put each of these 17 games in a rotation, and you will never bore the people who work for you. They will happily play along, and they will learn something new every time you roll out a new game or activity. This is your opportunity to learn about the staff while they learn about themselves. Make sure you check out our list of 51 team icebreakers as well as our list of indoor team building games.

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201 Newlywed Game Questions

When it comes to hosting parties it’s not always easy to come up with different themes, much less food that will have everyone going back for more and games that will keep everyone entertained.

A great party to host is a game show party, but which one should you start with? Think about the friends you will invite and what they would like most.
Try hosting a Newlywed Game Party. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to get everyone together and keep them all laughing.

Before planning the party, think about all the couples you know. They don’t have to be married, in fact, it can be played as a way for new couples to get to know each other better, you just might have to tweak some of the questions.

How to Play the Newlywed Game

The Newlywed Game is a classic that debuted on television in 1966. Since its birth, there have been many different variations, therefore, the rules to this game can be mixed up to your liking.

We have prepared a simple game variation that you can follow, but feel free to tweak the rules and questions to the needs of your group.

Split the group into three or four teams of couples. One person should be elected as the game host (maybe this will be the lonely one). Each couple will be competing to win the game by gaining the most points. For the first round, the women should leave the room. The host should pick four questions from the husband round list to ask the guys. (More questions can be asked if you choose). After the guys have given their answers the women should reappear. The host should ask each question once again giving the women a chance to match with their partner. Each correct match gains five points.

For the second round, the guys should leave the room and the game continues the same as the first round until it’s time for the last question. That question should be one of the two-part bonus questions from the list. When the guys reappear, they will compete in the same as the first round with the exception of the bonus question. When it’s time for the bonus question the team will receive five points for each correct answer, so if they match both answers correctly they will gain ten points.

In the end, the team with the most points wins the game.

You can set the points up however you would like and the bonus questions can be asked in either the wife or the husband round. You might want to use bonus questions in both rounds but double the points in the second round. There is really no right or wrong way to play this game just remember to have a great time in getting to know each other better!

The following list provides you with 201 interesting Newlywed Game questions to help you get started:

Wife Round Questions

  • What would your husband say is his biggest pet peeve?
  • When your husband cooks for you would you say the food is spot on, or would you sign him up for cooking school?
  • Would you say that your husband prefers your face to be painted, or would he rather look at it in its natural state?
  • When it comes to having children, would your husband say, “Our small house will do,” “Honey, start looking for a bigger house,” or “I’m happy with the family dog?”
  • Will your husband say that you spend more money, he spends more money, or you spend money equally?
  • What is one thing you do that drives your husband bonkers?
  • Between the two of you, who will your husband say is the bigger pack rat?
  • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would your husband say that you would go?
  • It’s his turn to plan a date night, what does he plan?
  • When it comes to sports, would you say your husband prefers the ones with a just a field, a ball and bat, a net, or he isn’t really all that into sports?
  • What was your husband’s first job?
  • Which one of you is the biggest procrastinator?
  • How many dates did the two of you go on before the first kiss?
  • Which one of you brought up the subject of marriage first?
  • If you were cleaning out the closets, what is the one thing of your husband’s that you would throw away?
  • What is your husband’s idea of the perfect weekend?
  • Would you say your husband would prefer to live in the wilderness and hunt for his food, or would he rather live in the big city and order dinner in?
  • Which one of your relatives would you say your husband likes the least?
    19) Who won the last argument the two of you had?
  • If the two of you went on a double date with another couple, who would your husband want to go out with?
  • Finish this sentence, “I wish my husband would pay as much attention to me as he does his _________.”
  • What is your husband’s favorite hobby?
  • Has your husband ever cried during a movie?
  • What is the one material thing your husband owns that means the most to him?
  • What will your husband say that he loves about you the most?
  • It’s your night to pick the movie, will you pick something that will keep you on the edge of your seat, something that will keep you rolling with laughter, or will you need the tissue box?
  • What is your husband’s favorite late night snack?
  • Which one of you is the first to fall asleep at night?
  • Does your husband prefer pizza, wings, steak, or one of each, please?
  • When eating out, which of you is the bigger tipper?
  • Which of you is the thrifty shopper?
  • If the two of you went to visit a pet shelter together, would he head to the dogs or the cats first?
  • When it comes to dancing, would your husband wait for the slow dance, would he get on the dance floor when it’s time for the fast moves, or would he just sit them all out?
  • If the two of you were on a date, which one of you would be the most likely to look at your phone during the main event of the date?
  • When it comes to doing household chores, would you say that you do the most of them, he does the most of them, or do you share an equal amount?
  • If your husband wrote a book about your family what would the title be?
  • Who will he say you are closest to in his family?
  • What is the one thing the two of you can never seem to agree on?
  • If your husband could have a different job what would it be?
  • What is the one bad habit you wish your husband would stop?
  • How long did the two of you date before you introduced him to your family?
  • Does he prefer a hot cooked breakfast, cold cereal, or nothing at all?
  • What was the name of your first boyfriend?
  • Do you prefer to text or talk?
  • What is your husband’s favorite soft drink?
  • When it’s time for dessert will your husband choose pie, cake, or something else?
  • Will he say you are a morning person or a night person?
  • What was your husband’s first vehicle?
  • Would he say you are more of an indoor or an outdoor person?
  • Does your husband prefer long hair, short hair, or it doesn’t matter at all?
  • If you and your husband were together when you saw a homeless person, which one of you would be most eager to help them?
  • Which one of you would be most likely to go on a diet first?
  • When going to a restaurant, does your hubby prefer a sit-down or a buffet?
  • Which one of you can better deal with a stressful situation?
  • How often do you go to the beauty shop?
  • Would your husband rather wear a suit and tie or jeans and a tee?
  • How many windows do you have in your current home?
  • Does your car have a 4- cylinder or a 6-cylinder engine?
  • Which one, if any, is your husband’s favorite social media site?
  • If your husband were to guess, how many hangers would he say is in your closet?
  • What is one word that your husband uses that you wish he wouldn’t?
  • What is one thing you don’t have in your house but you wish you did?
  • How many sets of dishes do you currently own?
  • What will your husband say is your go-to site on the web?
  • What are you and your hubby saving up for?
  • How many magazine subscriptions will he say you currently get on a regular basis?
  • If the two of you were to go on a trip and take one of your relatives, who would your husband want to take with you?

Husband Round Questions

  • When it comes to shoes, would you say your wife prefers heels, flats, sandals, or sneakers?
  • What is the one household chore your wife will say that you do better than she does?
  • How many pieces of luggage did your wife take with her on your honeymoon?
  • When your wife is getting dressed in the morning, which one of her outfits do you hope she’s putting on?
  • What is the one household chore you absolutely hate to do, but your wife is always nagging you to do it anyway?
  • The last time you gave your wife flowers, were they roses, carnations, another kind, or will she say you never give her flowers?
  • What is the name of your wife’s favorite store?
  • Finish this sentence: “The last gift I gave to my wife was ________.”
  • When it comes to an argument, which one of you always seems to get the last word in?
  • Finish this sentence: “My wife’s biggest fear is __________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “Our wedding was almost perfect until __________.”
  • What was the name of the street your wife grew up on?
  • How many doors will your wife say that you had in the first place the two of you lived together?
  • Is your wife always late, always early, or always right on time?
  • Which one of you is the most organized?
  • What was your wife wearing on your first date with her?
  • Where did you take your wife on your second date?
  • Without saying the year, when is your wife’s birthday?
  • If your wife gave you a hall pass, what would she say you would use it for?
  • What will your wife say is your favorite piece of furniture in your home?
  • When it comes to ice cream, does your wife like plain old chocolate, plain old vanilla, or does she like a little crunch to mix it up a bit?
  • Which one of you is the first to wake up in the morning?
  • When choosing from a menu, would your wife prefer the lighter side, the pasta side, or will she flip to the meat side?
  • When it comes to replacing the toilet paper roll, should the paper go over or under?
  • Who will your wife say is the more romantic one in your relationship?
  • Which one of you is elected to turn off the lights at night?
  • Complete this sentence: “I love eating the food my wife cooks I just wish she would quit making _________.”
  • Of all the bridesmaids, your wife had in the wedding, how many were relatives?
  • How does your wife prefer her eggs cooked, scrambled, fried, poached, omelet style, or would she say no thank you?
  • What was the name of your first girlfriend?
  • Is your wife usually too cold, too hot, or is she just right?
  • If your wife is texting someone, who is she most likely texting?
  • If your wife were to describe you as a superhero, who would it be?
  • Which one of you usually picks the restaurant?
  • How old was your wife when she started school?
  • When it comes to food, does your wife prefer Mexican, Italian, Chinese, or American?
  • What kind of laundry detergent is in your house?
  • Would she say that it’s your fault, or would she admit that it’s her fault that you need two bathrooms in your house?
  • When your wife packs your lunch, what do you hope to find in the bag?
  • What state will your wife say you were you born in?
  • Would your wife say your grades in high school were above average, so- so, or try again?
  • Who spoke the first words when the two of you first met?
  • Would your wife say that you’re the type of person who likes to try new things or would you rather leave well enough alone?
  • How far into the relationship did the two of you get before having your first argument?
  • If you were to write a love letter to your wife would she be able to read it, or would she have to call on a professional for help?
  • When it comes to gardening, is that something you would do, she would do, or would you share the task?
  • Would you say your wife does most of her shopping online or does she go out to the store?
  • What is the brand name of your washer and dryer?
  • If your wife could spend a day in the life of someone else, who would it be?
  • Who said, “I love you” first?
  • Who picked the wedding date?
  • If one of your relatives was going to stay with you, which one would your wife hope it would be?
  • When it comes to the music genre, which one would your wife say is your favorite?
  • What is the one thing that your wife would like to change about herself?
  • Finish this sentence: “Every time my wife goes shopping she brings home another __________.”
  • Which one of your wife’s relatives would you say she resembles the most?
  • When it comes to vacations, would your wife say that you would be happy sleeping in a tent, you like the smell of a cabin, or you want a hot shower in the hotel?
  • How long does it take your wife to get ready for a night out?
  • What is your wife’s favorite fruit?
  • What was the last thing you did for your wife that she never expected?
  • What will your wife say is her favorite time of the year?
  • Would your wife say she prefers gold or silver?
  • What will your wife say is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
  • What was the name of your wife’s childhood pet?
  • How long did the two of you date before you spent the night together?
  • When the two of you are in the car together, who controls the radio?
  • Does your wife prefer juice, coffee, soda, or something else with her breakfast?

Husband Round Two-Part Bonus Questions

  • Finish this sentence: “My wife likes to have _________ massaged, but she can’t stand to have her _________ touched.”
  • If you had to leave your house in an emergency what are the two things your wife would say you would grab on your way out the door?
  • Finish this sentence: “I like my wife’s friend ________, but I really wish she would dump her friend ___________.”
  • What are the two most important things your wife will say that you must have on your sandwich?
  • What are your wife’s two most valuable things?
  • When your wife was in school, what were her two favorite subjects?
  • Of your wife’s relatives, which two are the oldest?
  • What are two things you have in your house that your wife could never live without?
  • Name two pizza toppings that are a must have for her.
  • If the two of you were pregnant, who are the two people your wife would want to tell first?
  • Finish this sentence: “My wife is really good at ____________, but ___________, not so much.”
  • What are two things your wife made you get rid of before moving in together?
  • If you stumbled upon a Magic Genie lamp, what will your wife say that two of your three wishes would be?
  • If you were to look through your wife’s purse, what are two things you would find?
  • Finish this sentence: “My wife likes it when I wear ______________, but would rather I put _________ in the trash.”
  • Name two things your wife has on her dresser.
  • Finish this sentence: “My wife can’t wait to watch ________ on TV, but she wishes they would take _________ off the air.”
  • Besides texting and talking, what are two other things your wife uses her phone for?
  • Finish this sentence: “Everyday my wife looks forward to ____________, but she dreads _________.”
  • Name two animals your wife would never have as pets.
  • What are two things your wife likes to keep in her car?
  • Besides you, who are the other two people your wife talks to the most?
  • What are her two favorite days of the week?
  • Finish this sentence: “When we have kids we will name the boy ___________ and the girl will be named_______________.”
  • When the two of you go out to eat, which two restaurants do you visit the most?
  • What are the two pieces of jewelry that you will always find your wife wearing?
  • When going out in public, what are two things your wife cannot be seen without?
  • Finish this sentence: “My wife likes to shop for groceries at___________, but she won’t step foot in________.”
  • What are the two things your wife would say she misses the most about her old neighborhood?
  • Finish this sentence: “When it comes to celebrities, my wife would be ecstatic if she were to meet_________, but she would have no interest in meeting_______.”
  • Finish this sentence: “If my wife were to paint the living room I hope she would paint it _________ because I really hate the color__________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “If my wife were playing on the playground she would be in a hurry to run toward__________, but she would run away from__________.”

Wife Round Two-Part Bonus Questions

  • Finish this sentence: “My husband doesn’t mind driving_______, but he really hates driving_________.”
  • When your husband plans an outdoor trip, what are two things he’s sure to have in his cooler?
  • If you sent him to the store with your grocery list, what are two things he would bring home that were not on that list?
  • Finish this sentence: “I like my husband’s friend___________, but his friend___________ is a little out there.”
  • What will he say are the two things you miss the most from your childhood?
  • When the two of you plan to go out for dinner, what two restaurants would not be on the list of choices?
  • When you pack for a trip, what are the two things your husband will say he can find in your suitcase?
  • What are his two favorite kinds of animals?
  • What are two things he will say you can always find in the refrigerator at home?
  • If the two of you went on a picnic, what will he say are two things you would put in the basket?
  • Finish this sentence, “My husband likes to see ________ on his dinner plate, but he will push the plate aside if ________ is on it instead.”
  • Finish this sentence: “My husband is a tough man, but when it comes to ________ and _______, he melts.”
  • Who are the two people your husband works he likes the least?
  • Finish this sentence: “My husband always seems to remember_______, but he can never remember_______.”
  • If you were to look through your husband’s wallet, what are two things you would find in there?
  • What are his two favorite articles of clothing?
  • When it comes to watching TV, what are his two favorite networks to watch?
  • Finish this sentence: “My husband wears size_______ shoes and he requires a size_________ for his gloves.”
  • What will he say are the names of your two best friends from high school?
  • Finish this sentence: “If we were at an amusement park we wouldn’t be able to stay away from__________, but I wouldn’t be able to get him to go on___________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “When it comes to eating hamburgers, my husband always puts________ on his, but he can’t stand to put__________ on it.”
  • When your husband leaves for work, what are the two things he always takes with him?
  • If you were to plant a vegetable garden, what are the two must haves he would insist on planting?
  • What would he say were your two favorite childhood cartoon characters?
  • Finish this sentence: “If I were to dye my hair he would like it to be__________, but he would hope that I didn’t color it____________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “My husband can fix a__________ like a boss, but when it comes to fixing__________ he needs a little professional help.”
  • Finish this sentence: “When we go to a bar my husband always drinks___________ but he can’t stand the taste of___________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “Every time our friends come over for game night my husband hopes we are going to play___________ and not__________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “When it comes to shopping for lunch meat my husband always runs for__________ but turns his nose up at___________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “When I buy soap my husband really hopes it smells like__________ because he can’t stand the smell of____________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “When it comes to buying air freshener, my husband prefers the house to smell like__________, but can’t stand it if the air freshener makes the house smell like__________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “When it comes to his underwear, my husband likes his to be__________, and is uncomfortable in a pair of__________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “When it comes to furniture my husband loves to sit on_________, but please don’t make him sit on__________.”
  • Finish this sentence: “When we eat snacks my husband loves when I put out__________, but watch him frown when he sees__________.”
  • When it comes to nail polish, which two colors will your husband say you will choose?

Now that you have this list you should have no problem keeping the group busy for a few hours. Have a great time, and remember, it’s only a game! Make sure you check out our bridal shower games for large groups as well.

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How to Play Fishbowl Game

The Fishbowl Game is a fun-filled memory game that combines Charades, Password and Taboo.  It is also an easy game to learn, which means children and adults can play it together.  The Fishbowl Game can be played with large groups, which makes it perfect for family get-togethers.  It also works well as a school classroom activity or a team building exercise.

Cornhole Rules and Regulations

You will need a few objects to play The Fishbowl Game.

Gather the following:

  • 3-4 Pens
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • A container to hold the paper (a fishbowl is ideal!)
  • A timer

Cut the paper into small strips that are big enough for players to write a couple of words on.  Each player will require three strips of paper.

Playing the Game

Step 1: Populate the fishbowl

Start by separating everyone into two equal teams.   Each player will then take three strips of paper and write a word or familiar phrase on each piece.  Players will have to guess the words or phrases later on, so they shouldn’t be too obscure.  Each player then folds their pieces of paper in half and places them into the fishbowl.  After all of the pieces of paper are in the fishbowl, someone has to shake the bowl to mix them up.

Step 2: Play the “taboo” round

The taboo round is first up.  The goal of this round is to guess as many words or phrases as possible within 1 minute.

The round progresses like this:
  • The starting team selects a player to go first.
  • That player will grab a piece of paper from the fishbowl and reads it.  The 1-minute timer will start as soon as they pick a piece of paper from the fishbowl.
  • The player will then use words to get their teammates to guess the word or phrase that is on the paper.  They cannot use any hand gestures — only words.  They can’t say any of the words that are on the paper, as they are the “taboo” words.  For example, if the word is “Cheeseburger” they might say “You eat this at McDonalds”
  • If the player thinks the word or phrase is too hard, they can “pass” and put the paper back into the fishbowl.  However, players are only do this once per round.
  • If the team successfully guesses the word, they get to keep the piece of paper.
  • After 1 minute has elapsed, the other team gets their turn.  They also have 1-minute to guess as many words as possible.

Each team continues to take 1-minute turns until all of the pieces of paper have been removed from the fishbowl.  When the fishbowl is empty, each team counts the pieces of paper they have gathered.  Each piece contributes 1 point to their score.  After tallying the each team’s score, fill the fishbowl with the pieces of paper and move onto round 2!

Step 3: Play the “password” round

The next round is played in a similar fashion, with each team having 1-minute to guess as many words or phrases as possible.  The team that went second last time will get to go first for this round.

The main difference is that the player reading the paper can only use one word to describe the word or phrase.  So, if the word is “Cheeseburger” this time they may use a single word like “McDonalds” to describe it.  The team needs to remember the words that were mentioned in the first round and use the “password” as a hint.  The teams continue to alternate with 1-minute rounds each, then the pieces of paper are tallied and placed back into the fishbowl.

Step 4: Play the “charades” round

The next round plays out in the same way, with each team taking their one minute turns.  The main difference here is that player with the paper cannot speak.  They must use physical gestures to communicate the word on the paper.  For “Cheeseburger” they might pretend to be holding and eating a cheeseburger.  At the end of the round, the scores are tallied up once more.  The team that has the most points from all three rounds is declared the winner!

Step 5: Bonus round

Why let the fun end there?  If you want to take The Fishbowl Game to the next level, play the spooky version!  Get a bed sheet from the cupboard and drape it over the player who is reading the pieces of paper.  The team will then have to guess the word while the player makes movements beneath the sheet!  It is very challenging and a ton of fun.

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5 Funny Fantasy Football Trophies

For some, fantasy football is more than just a hobby. There are plenty of fans who treat fantasy football very seriously, which means awarding the top team or team member. However, even those that take a more serious approach to fantasy football appreciate humor now and then, which is why funny fantasy football trophies can make a fabulous award.
In most situations, the humorous trophies are given to the losing team or team member. However, funny trophies can also be given to a winning member. For instance, if you have a winning member who brags and drives the rest of his or her team crazy, a funny winning trophy would be the sweetest revenge.

Whether you have a newly formed team, or you have never considered giving out fantasy football awards before, the list below can help you get started. The list features some of the best funny fantasy football trophies that you can hand out to your team members. Make sure everyone in on board with the idea so that no one feels unnecessarily offended. As long as your team agrees and everyone has a fun sense of humor, funny fantasy football trophies should be a huge hit.

HORSE’S REAR BOBBLEHEAD AWARD

Decade Awards Horse's Rear Bobblehead Trophy Last Place Loser FFL...
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  • TROPHY & PLATE Details; 5.5” tall, silver and gold finish; 3.188” x .688” gold finish plate; 3 engraving lines; up...
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Finding out that you are the losing team, or the losing member of your team’s fantasy football league can feel like a swift kick in the gut. Watching the winning team member receive a fantastic award that any member would be proud to display can make matters worse. Fortunately, there is no reason for any losing member ever to feel left out thanks to the Horse’s Rear Bobblehead Award. This trophy perfectly represents how that kick in the gut feels in a hilarious way.

The trophy, which is made of resin and stands 5.5” tall. Despite the fact that this trophy is smaller in size, it has enough room for personalized plates that you can stick onto the base. Plates can fit up to 30 characters per line and a total of 3 lines. However, it is recommended that you stick to 20 characters per line since the text can appear rather small at the max of 30 characters.

The smaller size of this trophy may prove beneficial since the member of your team who receives this trophy would likely not want it large enough for everyone to see on display. However, the humor behind the trophy is sure to gather at least a few good laughs. If nothing else, this kick in the rear trophy may convince the losing member to kick it into high gear next time around.

TOILET BOWL TROPHY

Decade Awards Toilet Bowl Trophy - Last Place Loser Award - Golden...
  • This trophy will be sent directly from Amazon WITHOUT a PLATE attached; the plate will ARRIVE SEPARATELY in a RED...
  • TROPHY & PLATE Details; 5” tall; 2.188 x .875" gold finish plate; 3 engraving lines; up to 30 characters and spaces...
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Nothing is worse than watching all of your fantasy football dreams of winning get flushed down the toilet with a bad draft pick. That is why the Toilet Bowl Trophy can help add some humor to the situation. Despite the fact that this trophy is on the small side at only 5” tall, the gold finished resin and rosewood colored base offers a certain visual quality. The trophy is also surprisingly durable thanks to the fact that it is made from resin.

An engraved plate that is 1×3 inches in size can be added to the base of the trophy. Plates can feature 3 lines with a max of 30 characters per line. Keep in mind that at the 30-character max, the text may appear a bit small. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you stick to a 20-character max per line. The adhesive backing on the plate allows you to customize the trophy however you wish. You can remove the plate and have a new one engraved so you can give it to someone else time and time again.

FANTASY FOOTBALL ARMCHAIR QUARTERBACK TROPHY

Fantasy Football Armchair Champion Trophy - FFL Gridiron Award - 6.5...
  • This trophy will be sent directly from Amazon WITHOUT a PLATE attached; the plate will ARRIVE SEPARATELY in a RED...
  • TROPHY & PLATE Details; 6.5” tall, bronze finish; 3.75” x 1.125” gold finish plate; 3 engraving lines; up to 38...
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The Fantasy Football Armchair Quarterback Trophy can serve a dual purpose. It can be given to either a winning member of your fantasy league team or the losing member. If you decide to give this trophy to the losing member, customize the engravable plate accordingly to inject some humor. For instance, the trophy features a quarterback relaxing in an armchair as though he’s waiting in anticipation for the final score.
Since the plate only allows for 20 to 30 characters max per line and a total of 3 lines, the plate can say something along the lines of:
“Stuck Waiting
For Next Year’s Win
(Year) Loser”
No one likes to discover that they are the losing member of a team.Although funny fantasy football trophies poke fun at those who lose, it does so in a humorous way that might bring a smile to the person’s face. Fortunately, the adhesive backing on the engravable plate is removable, meaning you could just as easily place a more serious engraving on the trophy so that it can also be used as a piece of memorabilia for the winning member to hang onto.

MONSTER FOOTBALL TROPHY

Decade Awards Football Monster Trophy - Triumphant Beast Gridiron...
  • This trophy will be sent directly from Amazon WITHOUT a PLATE attached; the plate will ARRIVE SEPARATELY in a RED...
  • TROPHY & PLATE Details; 6.75” tall; 2.5” x .75" gold finish plate; 3 engraving lines; up to 30 characters and spaces...
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Although the Monster Football Trophy may not seem like a humorous trophy, it is similar to the Armchair Quarterback Trophy in that it can be used for both winner and losers depending on how you decide to engrave the plate that you put on the trophy. For instance, since this trophy features a monster, you can always say something like:
“Losing Always Brings
Out the Monster in Me
(Year) Loser”
There are plenty of ways that you can make this trophy a funny one for the losing member of your league. In truth, losing can make someone feel quite monstrous since it can create such a foul mood. Luckily, handing this trophy over to the losing member of your fantasy football league might bring a smile to the loser’s face.

Humor can always make even the worst situations better, which is why funny fantasy football trophies are highly recommended. Besides, there is no reason to make the losing team or teammate feel left out. Especially not if you are given the opportunity to poke fun at the situation. The Monster Football Trophy allows you to do just that. At just 6.75” tall, this white and gold colored resin trophy is a great choice for a losing trophy, as long as you use your imagination.

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7 Funny Doormats for Your Home

Are you a “Class Clown” type of person? Are you the one that always keeps the group in stitches? Do you encourage your friends to join you in some old fashioned fun and wholesome laughter?

If this sounds like you then you are most likely to be different from everyone else too. You are probably the one who always has something fun and new to offer your guests when they come to visit.

Maybe you should consider a way to get your friends to laugh as soon as they approach your door. Consider a funny doormat to get them in the mood before they even see you or enter your home.

You have probably never thought of this, but a doormat says a lot about one’s personality, that is why a funny one would be a great addition to your home.

Doormats are not just for outdoors, but you can use them inside too. Knowing you, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see one placed at each side of every door.

When choosing the right doormat, consider the size and thickness so that it will fit perfectly where you plan to place it.

You will also want to consider how well it will stand against the weather and how easy will it be to clean it; some you will have to wash by hand, and others can be tossed in the machine.

With your personality, you might even consider giving a funny doormat as a gift to one of your friends. You know, the one who has everything.

To help you choose the mat that fits your personality, we have chosen 7 funny doormats that you could choose for your home.

1. Go Away

Kempf Go Away Doormat, 16 by 27 by 1-Inch
  • A traditional Coir mat with a Go Away design
  • Made of Natural Coconut Fibers
  • Ink for the design is imprinted deep within the coco fibers of the mat to ensure a long lasting

This is the best doormat for those pesky intruders that invade without calling first, after all, everyone knows someone like that!

Besides the fact that this mat has one of the best sayings on it, it can also be thrown in the washing machine when it gets dirty!

So, if you have one of those pesky friends, you must be sure and have this at your entrance door, because after all, Go Away.

2. The CDO Mat

Funny OCD / CDO Spectrum Quotes Doormat, I Have Cdo. It's Like Ocd...
  • Machine-washable
  • Durable heat-resistant non-woven fabric top
  • Size 23.6"(L) x 15.7"(W),3/16"Thickness

This is the absolute perfect mat for someone who is “OCD.” The phrase states: I have CDO It’s like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order as they should be.

With this hilarious, but true mat at your front door, you will be able to take longer answering the knock because your guests will be busy comprehending the meaning of this one.

The machine washable mat is made with a durable, heat-resistant non-woven fabric that offers an additional shoe scraping neoprene rubber that will help to keep your floors clean no matter what the season.

It’s the perfect size of 23.6 x 15.7-inches and a strong thickness of 3/16-inches.

This is a must have for the homeowner with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

3. Sense of Humor

Funny Doormats Shut The Front Door - Durable Machine-Washable...
  • Durable Heat-resistant,Non-woven Fabric Top. High Quality Designed By "Funny Kids' Home"
  • 23.6"(L) x 15.7"(W),3/16" Thickness
  • Backed With a Neoprene Rubber Non-slip Backing

Great for use indoor or out, this mat is made with perfectly bound stitched edges and it measures at 18 x 27-inches.

It can simply be cleaned with a hose and scrubbed with a brush when necessary.

4. Simple and to the Point

This impressive mat will tell them how you really feel about the sound of the doorbell.

It is made from natural coir fibers with brown and black colors and is screen printed with the word Leave.

The mat is 18 x 30- inches and the back is designed with slip-resistant recycled rubber so that it will be safe in all weather conditions.

This would make a perfect housewarming gift for someone with a unique sense of humor.

5. Oh Crap, Not You Again!

High Cotton Oh Crap Not You Again Funny Unwelcome Doormat - Made In...
  • Humorous way to greet anyone who comes to your door.
  • Easy care; wash with hose and a brush. Dry flat.
  • Practical and durable - made in the USA.

Wouldn’t it be nice to tell your relatives how you really feel? Well, this is one way to tell them!

The Oh Crap, Not You Again doormat is made durable to hold up to any type of unpredictable weather. This mat measures 18×27- inches and can be easily washed with a brush and a hose.

The practical brown and black colors will fit in anyplace. What a perfect way to begin your new life in your new home.

6. You're like really pretty.

Libaoge You're Like Really Pretty Welcome Indoor/Outdoor Door Mat
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: Durable Heat-resistant,Non-woven Fabric Top Backed with a Rubber Non-slip Backing
  • TWO SIZES AVAILABLE: 23.6 x15.7inch / 18x30 inch, 3/16" thickness.
  • EYES-CATCHING Design: Funny and Unique Design will surely add more fashion and difference to your home.

Wouldn’t it be fun to watch your guests stand at the door reading this mat? 

The top of this mat is made of a durable, heat-resistant non-woven fabric and the back features a non-slip neoprene rubber to make it safe in wet conditions.

The versatility of this mat allows you to use it indoors or out and it is 23.6 x 15.7-inches with a thickness of 3/16-inches.

It will resist fading and fight off mildew but the best thing about this mat is the ability to wash it in the machine.

This doormat is a must have for added joy and entertainment in your family.

7. Nice Underwear Doormat

Entryways Non Slip Coir Doormat, 17-Inch by 28-Inch, Nice Underwear
  • This distinctive doormat from Entryways’ Sweet Home Collection bears an original design created by an artist. This mat...
  • Accent your doorway with this colorful and affordable doormat
  • This mat is hand stenciled with permanent fade-resistant dyes.

When your guests read the message on this mat they will be checking themselves out, and you can watch with laughter as they do.

The Nice Underwear Mat is made with a non-slip coir design and is hand stenciled with permanent fade-resistant dyes.

With its substantial durability completed with the brown and black colors, this mat will fit in anyplace, indoors or out.

This mat would make the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys a good laugh.

There you have it, 7 funny doormats. Now that you have been given this list, you probably can’t make up your mind as to which one you like best, so why not choose them all? Make sure you check out our how to be funny post.

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6 Reasons Why Kids Should Join Fitness Classes

Kids love physical activities. Given the chance to do whatever they want, they would rather run around and play. It is natural for kids to be energetic and playful. There are kids though who are more socially awkward. They would rather stay home watching TV instead of playing with friends. There are other kids who prefer to read books instead of doing physical activities.

As parents, it is important that you help your child gear towards holistic development. At a young age, kids will start to show their skills and talents. You have to be supportive in whatever it is that they want to achieve. At the same time, you also need to teach them to diversify their activities. If they show no interest in physical activities, you need to help them understand its importance. Physical activity can come in many forms – one of which is through enrollment in structured youth fitness classes. These classes allow for same age interaction, while incorporating energy-demanding movements that are fun for kids to perform.

You don’t have to worry that they are too young to join these classes. Your kids will find them easy and enjoyable. To back this up - here are 5 great reasons why kids would benefit a lot from joining fitness classes.

1. Being Physically Active Strengthens the Heart

Our hearts are considered as muscles. Just like other muscles in the body, the heart also has to do exercises for optimal performance. By doing physical activities, the heart becomes stronger and more resilient. A healthy heart could easily reduce the risk of heart diseases. In the US, heart ailments are among the main causes of death even at childhood. Exercising also helps remove the excess cholesterol and fat on the child’s blood. It makes the wall of the blood vessels more flexible. For kids who tend to eat anything they want, the absence of physical activities is detrimental.

2. Exercise helps fight childhood obesity

In the US, almost 17% of children between 2 to 19 years old are considered obese. Those who suffer from obesity may develop chronic illnesses as they grow older. Diabetes and heart diseases are among the most common problems. One of the reasons why kids suffer from obesity is because they lack physical activities. When someone is not engaged in physical activities, the body does not burn calories. Worse, those who eat a lot without exercising will keep piling up calories in the body, leading to obesity. Regular exercise plus a balanced diet could be the best formula to fight obesity.

3. The bones become stronger

Kids are at a point in their lives where the bones are still developing. They need to exercise to ensure that bones grow well. When exercised, the muscles tend to be stronger. The same thing is true for bones. Those who don’t engage in physical activities may suffer from weakened bones that could lead to serious conditions like osteoporosis as they grow older.

4. Fitness classes help enhance emotional wellness

Kids also get stressed. You might not notice it because they laugh all the time and they are not exposed to problems as big as adults face. The truth is that they also get stressed when faced with different challenges each day. Exercise helps make them feel more calm and relaxed. The body releases endorphin after exercising which helps them cope up with their emotional problems. Experiencing weight loss and staying fit may also boost the emotional wellness of children.

5. Exercising encourages brain activity

With exercise, the brain works at an optimum capacity. It helps in multiplying the nerve cells and strengthening the interconnections. In short, kids who exercise become smarter. There is greater flow of blood to the brain. There is also improved development of neurons. They also become more focused in school. During mid-afternoon, most kids feel sleepy and tired. Those who do regular exercise remain energetic.

6. It redirects their attention to a more meaningful activity

When kids are not exercising, perhaps they are busy watching their favorite shows or surfing the net. Being addicted to these devices may also affect their sleep. There is nothing wrong in giving them time to play video games or surf the net. The time should be limited though. If they are more engaged in physical activities, they would not have time for less helpful activities.

In short, you have to consider enrolling your kids in structured fitness classes. They will definitely enjoy doing physical activities. These benefits are just a bonus.

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What are the Best Obstacle Course Shoes?

Running is one of the purest forms of exercise you can perform.  When you run, you are using the body’s natural movements to propel yourself forward at high speeds —  it is exhilarating, rewarding, and challenging.

Obstacle course running makes the act of running even more exciting!  It involves running over all kinds of terrain, climbing obstacles, and jumping over barricades.  Obstacle running is a form of running that feels much more enjoyable than running in circles on a track or dodging traffic as you jog in the city.

However, obstacle course running is also an extremely demanding form of running that requires a lot of skill.  It also requires better equipment, including a great pair of running shoes that are suited to many different types of terrain including sand, dirt, rocks, cement, and mud.

This guide will offer some tips for buying the right pair of running shoes before highlighting 5 of the best obstacle course shoes on the market!

Choosing the Right Obstacle Course Shoes

Here are a few simple tips to help you choose a great pair of obstacle course shoes.

Get shoes made for running.

Find a shoe that is right for your foot

Only wear shoes that feel comfortable immediately

Look for shoes with a tight heel fit and room at the front

Choose shoes with excellent traction

Look for shoes that address any issues you have

Don’t spend too much — or too little!

Get a pair that is slightly larger than you would normally wear

Choose shoes with a tough and resilient upper

Don’t worry about the looks of the shoe

Light shoes do work best

Inov-8 X-Talon 212 Trail Unisex Running Shoe

Inov-8 Mens F-Lite 235 V3 - Ultimate Supernatural Cross Training Shoes...
  • NEW FEATURES - Designed with a 4mm drop means the update on the new model has the perfect heel to toe drop for lifting...
  • ADDED COMFORT - A minimally constructed, yet super durable upper with protective overlays creates one of the most...
  • FLEXIBLE DESIGN - The outsole technology in the forefoot ensures the foot has the flexibility and freedom to move...

The Inov-8 X-Talon 212 is a reliable and highly durable shoe that was first released in 2013.  It is specifically designed for obstacle course and cross country running, and is packed with useful features.  It has become a best seller for Inov-8 and are used by many obstacle course racers.

The shoe is primarily made from fabric and synthetic materials, with a natural rubber sole.  It is a tight-knit shoe to reduce the risk of water ingress and the textile upper is abrasion resistant — ensuring the shoe continues to look great for a few years.  If water does manage to enter the Inov-8 X-Talon 212, its quick draining system will take care of it.

These shoes come with a 6 mm removable insole, allowing the wearer to tweak the fit.  The midsole is made from injected EVA, which adds to the comfort of the shoe.  The sole features very deep cleats, which are perfect for wet conditions.

PROS

  • High sole tread depth makes them ideal for wet conditions
  • Solid construction
  • Super grippy tread

CONS

  • Not a studded shoe

Salomon Men’s Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoe
  • TRAIL RUNNING SNEAKER: Featuring an aggressive grip, precise foothold, & lightweight protection, the Salomon Speedcross...
  • ALL THE WILD PLACES: With a monster grip for soft trail conditions, the lightweight, highly cushioned Speedcross 4 is...
  • GO THE DISTANCE: Whether you love daily road running in your neighborhood, an escape to a local trail, or something more...

This is another very popular shoe amongst obstacle course racers and you will regularly spot it out on the trail.  The popularity of the Salomon Speedcross 3 is based upon its incredibly durability, and performance.  This shoe is also a fantastic all-rounder — if you are unsure about the weather or trail conditions, you can wear these shoes and be prepared for anything.

This shoe is packed with useful features including anti-debris mesh to keep crud out of your shoes and the quicklace speed lacing system.  This lacing system uses Kevlar fibres and a plastic pulley system to lace up your shoes and lock the laces into place.  This system seals the shoes well and makes putting them on a breeze.

The Speedcross 3 has a well padded heel, so it is an excellent option for runners who experience some heel discomfort.  This shoe has a synthetic, seamless upper with SensiFit construction.  This is a seriously well-made upper that will do well in any weather conditions.  The sole is synthetic and has a sole tread depth of 3/16 inch.  It has an aggressive tread pattern which provides excellent traction on most surfaces.

PROS

  • An incredibly durable and tough pair of shoes!
  • An excellent warranty against defects
  • A huge range of colors!

CONS

  • The drainage on this shoe could be more effective
  • The heel drop might be too high for some people

ASICS Men’s GEL Fuji Runnegade 2

ASICS Men's Gel-Quantum 360 4 Running Shoes
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows...
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Heel Clutching System Technology - Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting...

ASICS recently updated its Fuji Runnegade line, making a number of improvements which make the shoe even better for obstacle course running.  The ASICS Fuji Runnegade 2 how has a better sole and an anti-gravel tongue to prevent debris from entering the shoe.

The latest version also has better drainage and breathability, which makes this shoe a great choice in wet conditions.  The Fuji Runnegade 2 has a Solyte® midsole, which reduces the weight of the shoe.

ASICS shoes are usually very comfortable and the Fuji Runnegade 2 is no exception.  It has a thick heel gel cup and plenty of cushioning in the shoe itself.  The excellent support provided by this shoe makes it a great choice for people with weak heels or ankles.

PROS

  • Extremely comfortable to wear, with great ankle support
  • Lightweight
  • Suitable for all weather conditions
  • Strong mesh material that protects the feet well

CONS

  • The grip isn’t as effective as some Innov-8 shoes.

Reebok Men’s All-Terrain Super OR Running Shoe

Reebok Classic Harman Run Sneaker
  • Garment leather upper for comfort, support, and authentic heritage style
  • Low-cut design for an iconic silhouette
  • Die-cut EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning and stability

Rebook appears committed to produce a great pair of obstacle course running shoes.  They have been regularly modifying their All-Terrain Super OR shoe based on user feedback since it was released.

The latest version of the shoe features a super-tough Condura® upper, which uses high tenacity synthetic fibers.  This is a huge improvement over the original All-Terrain Super OR, which had issues with ripping.

This shoe uses a speed lacing system that is simple-to-use and effective.  It helps to reduce the amount of debris that can enter the shoe while running.  If any fluid does enter the shoe, it is quickly removed with the Reebok’s H2O Drain technology.  Other useful features include mid-foot teeth for additional traction while climbing and an underfoot rock guard.  This is a great all-rounder shoe that will perform well in any conditions.

PROS

  • Extremely lightweight (219 grams)
  • Works well on any terrain
  • Strong mesh material that protects the feet well and excellent drainage

CONS

  • Slightly more expensive than competitors

Inov-8 X-Talon 190

Inov-8 Women's Trailtalon 235 (W) Trail Running Shoe
  • For running fast on trails, hard-packed trails and over rocky terrain.
  • Superior trail traction: Multi-directional 4mm deep studs, each with a wide contact area, provide aggressive grip,...
  • Superior trail traction II: Using three sticky rubber compounds on the outsole increases grip and durability. The...

This is another great pair of obstacle course shoes from Inov-8.  These shoes are designed for competitive runners and are very lightweight.  Because they are designed to minimize their weight, they have less padding than most obstacle course shoes and the heel drop is only 3 millimeters.

Other features include a water-repellant textile upper, thick teeth on the sole tread, a toe guard, a removable 3 mm insole, the TPU Lacing System, and a minimally-padded tongue.  These shoes have a low-profile injected-EVA midsole, making them somewhat shorter than most other pairs of obstacle course shoes.

If you are interested in racing competitively, these shoes are an excellent choice — just be aware that because they are lighter, they are less durable than other obstacle course shoes.  If you regularly run in extreme conditions, you will see these fail earlier.

PROS

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • A great choice for runners who want to race

CONS

  • Not much cushioning, which makes them unsuitable for very long runs
  • Expensive

Our Verdict

Best Value for Money Obstacle Course Shoe

The Inov-8 X-Talon 212 Trail Unisex Running Shoe usually retails for less than the other shoes reviewed here.  Despite it being an affordable option, this is a well-made shoe that is highly durable and performs well.

Best Competitive Obstacle Course Shoe

The Inov-8 X-Talon 190 should improve your performance on the track because it is so lightweight.  While the X-Talon 190 is an excellent shoe, remember that it hassles padding than other models.  It is best suited for short to medium length competitive races.

Best Obstacle Course Shoe Overall

It is a tough choice, but the best obstacle course shoe overall goes to the Salomon Men’s Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe.  It has the perfect combination of features, price, and quality for obstacle course running.

We hope you enjoyed reading our guide to the Best Obstacle Course Shoes.  These shoes will deliver many hours of fun on the trail! Make sure you check out our obstacle course ideas for adults

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