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Top 5 New Board Games of 2021

Best Board Games of 2021!

This last year has been full of surprises! The biggest surprise was just how much time we would be spending at home and with our families. You have probably been thinking of some fun ways to keep your kids entertained. Besides some fun scavenger hunts, or other indoor or outdoor games, let me suggest a couple of new board games for you and your family to try! There are a ton of board games out there, and knowing which ones will be a hit can be a gamble. Luckily, my friends and I have tried a ton of games released in 2021 and made a list of our favorites!

#5: Juicy Fruits

Juicy Fruits Board Game Box

Number five on my list of top board games from 2021 is the game Juicy Fruits. This game has a lot of moving parts, so you might have to play it a couple of times to get all the rules down. In this game, each player has their own Tropical Island to capitalize on. Each Island has fruits they can harvest to then use as a resource to gain points. There are multiple strategies to winning, but first you have to clear space on your board by filling orders on boats. Each boat order gives you points, so even clearing your board is one way to win!

Opposite of clearing you board is filling your board. Each player has their own Island, but there is a shared “Market” where you can buy vacation attractions, food booths, or other fruit baskets. Any attractions you buy are placed on your board and cannot be moved from their spot. This can make fruit harvesting a challenge, due to the games unique fruit sliding mechanic. Another way to win is to buy the moving food booths. These can be a great way to make lots of points quickly, but be careful of competition! Another island with a food booth could get all the points first!

Overall, this game is pretty fast moving and not too competitive! You spend all of your time and attention on your own island, so there isn’t much island to island competition. Because the turns can be pretty fast, unless you have planned ahead, your turn might come quicker than you expected and slow you down. Juicy Fruits is also only a four player game. Many families do not fit in that box and you might have just a few too many players in your family group. This one gets an 8/10 from me for its pure fun! I think the brightly colored and fun shaped fruit pieces really make the game, and as your family gets more advanced, there is an optional “Juicing Station” with lots of fun features.

#4: Tiny Epic Pirates

Tiny Epic Pirates game pieces

Do you like Pirate games? I have an uncle who collects them and we have reviewed some pretty awesome Pirate board games in the past! Since this is a 2021 game, it is brand new and freshly printed!

Tiny Epic Pirates was easily my favorite, but I cant quite give it the number one spot. This game is part of a series of games. Ever heard of Tiny Epic Zombies, Dinosaurs, Galaxies? If not, I highly suggest you look into these gems as well. Tiny Epic Pirates is called Tiny & Epic for good reason. When my copy came in the mail I was shocked at the tiny box size! Even better than the box size were the tiny Pirate Ships! I have a soft spot for small things and this one called my name!

You play as a pirate! (Obvious I know.) You take your ship and pillage, fight, recruit crewmates, hideout in secret coves, and bury treasure! Each player, hereto referred to as “pirate”, starts with a captain card with a special ability and a helm card. The rules can be tricky to explain and trickier to understand, but it basically works like this: Plunder Booty from islands or from sinking merchant ships, then sell that Booty for doubloons. once you reach 12 or 13 doubloons, you have to sail to an island and bury your treasure! The game ends when the first person buries their third treasure chest.

If you love pirates, doubloons, and tiny ships, this game is definitely worth a try! When playing, I found a couple of weird rules I wasn’t crazy about, but the reason Tiny Epic Pirates doesn’t take first place is because of its difficulty. This is not a game for small kids. Even tweens might struggle. The rulebook is quite lengthy, and there are some features of this game that feel overly complicated. All that being said, this was my personal favorite and I give it a 9/10 fun rating! If you have some real board game nerds in your family and feel up to the challenge, pop Tiny Epic Pirates into your Amazon cart next time you’re looking for something interesting!

#3: MicroMacro Crime City

MicroMacro Crime City ranked best board game of 2021

MicrroMacro’s Crime City is one of the most surprising board games I have ever played! Crime City was created in Germany and won the most prestigious board game in the world, the Kinderspiel des Jahres award for 2021. In the board game community, that means this thing is kind of a big deal. Since winning the award, this game has been sold out all over the world. They printed more copies in September, but they were sold out in a week!

So, what makes it so great? Crime City is essentially clue and Where’s Waldo smashed together. The box comes with a 75cm x 110cm map of “Crime City.” Rightfully named, the map is covered in cartooned crimes to be solved. The characters on the map mostly resemble animals or blob shapes with bodies. The black and white cartoon nature means there are no explicit images, but there are some adult themes. Luckily, the creators of Crime City have a clear rating system on each case.

The game comes with 16 cases to be solved. Cases range from 6 to 15 cards, each asking for a new piece of the investigation. On the front card of each case, there is a title, a game length, a star difficulty rating and an icon with its rating. The instruction manual describes these ranks as either, “Accidents” or “Adult themed Crimes”. The handbook expressly recommends parents play through any adult ranked crimes to determine their playability for their children.

As a young adult, I think the couple of cases I have played through have been a ton of fun! Some are really challenging, but everyone has something to do! This game really is addicting, and MicroMacro knew what they were doing buy only having 15 cases to solve. Although there is a lot of variety in the cases, there isn’t much replayability. Which means you kind of have to stretch out the cases unless you rush out and buy the expansions.

My only other complaint is the map. It is so big, and its only glossy paper. Unless you have a large flat game-space, this thing is going on the floor. And, because everyone is leaning over the map to find the clues, wrinkles and creases are inevitable. Because it is black and white stains or spots might become a problem. Despite these shortcomings, I give it a 10/10 fun rating! There are so many surprises and the hunt for the crime is so thrilling! If you are okay with getting an expansion once a year, I highly recommend MicroMacro Crime City! And, if I haven’t convinced you, MicroMacro has a playable demo on their website here!

#2: Bristol 1350

Bristol 1350 Board game pieces: picture includes the Patreon expansion

Bristol 1350 is the fourth and newest board game from Facade Games. Each game comes in a nifty Book box, and has delicate stylish pieces. Each game is historically themed, including Salem, Tortuga, and Deadwood. Bristol 1350 is themed after the Black Plague in England. It might seem a little dark, but it is actually a seriously fun party game! Unlike all the other games on this list, Bristol 1350 is a 9 player game. I’ve played this with 3 people, 4 people, and 7 people. Seven was easily the most fun!

Each player chooses a color peg. Then the each peg is placed inside one of three colored carts. Each round, 6 dice are rolled. The color on the dice represents how many spaces that colored cart can move. The symbol, either a rat or an apple, represents whether or not you have to “mingle.” This gets into the main theme of the game: get past the finish-line and don’t catch the plague! You also can’t have any infected people in your cart either. The whole game is a matter of avoiding the sick, and moving your cart.

Well, what happens when you get sick? That might just be the best part! In Bristol 1350, when you get sick, your win scenario changes. Now, you win when you infect everybody or if you cross the finish-line and make an noninfected person.

It’s a game of poker facing and sabotage. Its fight for yourself until you get sick, then its fight to destroy everyone else. I give this about a 5/10 for four or less players, but a 10/10 fun rating with six or more! I don’t have enough friends to play a 9 player game, but I bet anything it would be a ton of fun! It is very stylistic, and the rules are simple. The game is fast paced, and can be extended if you wanted longer play. But the coolest bonus: the awesome Book Box makes it great for storage.

#1: Happy Little Dinosaurs

Happy Little Dinosaurs board and piece set

Just by looking at the picture of Happy Little Dinosaurs, you can probably sense something familiar. This is one of many games made by Unstable Unicorns, most famously known for their games Unstable Unicorns, Here to Slay, and Llamas Unleashed. Their art style is known as the brand Tee Turtle. They make lots of quirky adorable tee shirts.

The cards have the same adorable and quirky descriptions, and the player boards are to die for cute. Although this is only a four player game, it is the shortest game on the list. My family could go three or four rounds of this and still have a great time! Similar to the play style of other board games like Exploding kittens, your goal is to avoid your own destruction, foil your opponents plans, and get the most points.

The winner is either, the first player to reach 50 points, or the last player left alive. When you near the end of the game, the tension ramps up, and you can smell blood in the water. That is when you pull out all the stops, play all your meanest cards, and force someone out of the game. Be sure to play nicely! Or your family might not want to play with you again.

This game is quick, lighthearted, cute, great for all ages, and affordable. You can pick this up at your local Target! No need to search board game stores or look online. You can grab this next time you stock up on toilet paper! This gets a 10/10 fun rating, and a 5 star review.

The Verdict:

So, if you are wondering what your next Christmas family board game should be, I hope you will consider one of the five above! They are fresh, unique, and fun in their own ways. Every game on this list has brought smiles to my family and friends faces! These are the best from this year, and they get the official FunAttic stamp of approval!

Splendor: The Ultimate Gate-Way Board Game

Do you want to introduce more board games into your family time? No, I don’t mean Monopoly, Candyland or Scrabble. I mean a fun game that all ages can enjoy and won’t consume your whole evening (unless you want it to)? Splendor is a fast paced, easy to pick up board game that doesn’t break the bank.

When I first encountered Splendor it was my grandpa that owned a copy! My grandparents are not typically “board-game-people”. We pulled it out and played a quick round with two young adults, one tween, and one grandparent. It only took a minute to set-up and a minute more to explain the rules. In 20 short minutes the game was over and everyone had fun!

How it Plays

The concept is simple: collect gem tokens to buy gem cards. The cards have a point value as well as an assigned gem color. Each gem card you buy can then be used in place of a gem token. The more cards you have, the more cards you can then buy! The first player with 15 points signals the last round. At the end of the last round, the player with the most points wins!

I found many interesting, yet simple features of this game that make it enjoyable. The game plays three tiers of cards laid out in a grid which represents the board. There are 6 types of gem tokens: Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, Garnets, and Gold. The gold tokens act like a wild card and are only received by reserving a card. I found this especially useful for winning! There are also Aristocrats for high point values, which you receive automatically as soon as you qualify for them.

The game is simple and easy to explain. The rounds are short, so no one is waiting too long for their turn, and there are multiple strategies that can be employed to win the game. For example, when I play, I always aim for an aristocrat and so far I have never lost! If you want to play with young children, the bright colors and tangible tokens are great for helping them keep track of what they have and what they need. If you decide to play a round or two with your die-hard board game buddies, the tactical opportunities can create a riveting experience with triumph and revenge.

Why it’s worth the buy!

If Splendor becomes a family favorite in your home, as it has in mine, that might open the door to other unique board game experiences. When introducing more complex games to your family, you can refer to Splendor for any similarities or as a measure of difficulty.

Splendor is truly a game for all ages and experience levels, so, whether you are introducing your kiddos to board games or opening your parents or grandparents eyes, Splendor is the perfect “gate-way” game.

30 Easy Trivia Questions for Kids (With Answers)

If you love trivia, involve your kids and have trivia questions that fit your kids’ minds. In making trivia questions, cover topics they have studied in school. For example, recent popular culture, and hobbies your children may be interested in. Coming up with easy trivia questions for everybody (kids and adults alike) is a breeze.

How to Play a Good Trivia Game

Trivia is one of the most exciting family games and an excellent way to spend some time indoors, especially in this period of social distancing. One of the most important rules in picking general trivia questions and answers for kids is to focus on what you know they know. For this reason, it is best to start with a few warm-up fun trivia questions for kids that will ease them into the challenge. You can increase progressively the difficulty of the questions and keep the bar high for those kids who have serious general culture baggage.

One rule you should never forget is that you always have to have the answers at the ready. You should always have the correct answers even for the easiest trivia questions that you think everyone can handle with their eyes closed. Either you prepare movie trivia questions, science trivia questions, or general trivia questions, the answers you have aside should be correct. The last thing you want is a hot debate on information resources, debunked myths, the latest scientific discoveries, and so on. While we encourage such arguments, they are not the trademark of trivia night.

With all these things said and done, here are some easy trivia questions for kids that you can try as a fun challenge this summer or spend a rainy day at home!

Sports Trivia Questions for Kids

Some of the best trivia questions are sports questions. This is also true when asking trivia questions to kids. Choose your topics carefully. Most kids have not followed sports recently. Questions about famous players in the ’70s and ’80s may be too difficult for a child to answer. You should preserve such sports trivia questions for your sport-loving adult friends and family members.

There are many trivia questions that focus on sports. Think of active, big-name players that are popular even among the little ones. It is a great way to make sports trivia questions easy and fun for kids. Try these out:

Q: How big is the diameter of a basketball hoop?

A: 18 inches.

Q: Which NFL quarterback has won the most Super Bowl titles?

A: Tom Brady

Q: Who is the only NBA player to have 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds, and 8,000 assists in their career?

A: LeBron James

Q: Which country hosted the 2016 Olympic games?

A: Brazil

Q: Which city is the capital of Utah?

A: Salt Lake City

Geography Trivia Questions for Kids

Geography is a major area of study for a lot of children and learning about the world can be very exciting. Expand the borders in the mind of your kids with some great geography trivia questions for kids. Speaking of geography, keep in mind that you can ask geography trivia questions as part of the road trip games you might want to play. After all, what better way to educate a child than triggering her curiosity about the places she sees?

Do not try to get too complicated. Make a topic base questions like geography. Create questions that focus on major landmarks or cities. Here are some examples:

Q: What country is home to the Great Barrier Reef?

A: Australia

Q: What city is the capital of China?

A: Beijing

Q: In what state is the Grand Canyon located?

A: Arizona

Q: What are the top three largest countries, by landmass, in the world?

A: Russia, Canada, China

Q: What is the largest desert in the world?

A: Sahara Desert

Q: Which two countries share the longest border?

A: Canada and the United States

Q: Which city has the most people?

A: Tokyo, Japan

Pop Culture Trivia Questions for Kids

Chances are that your children follow pop culture. Kids have many ways of finding entertainment topics. They have a great knowledge of the pop culture. Pick recent examples with some classics mixed in to keep them on their toes. Better than any math trivia questions that you might ask (and might trigger some angry looks from your kids), try some Disney trivia questions and answers, some Harry Potter trivia questions, Star Wars trivia questions, Marvel trivia questions, you know, tap into the things your kids love best. If you have teenagers around, Game of Thrones trivia questions and modern music trivia questions work the best.

If you are the parent in this equation, make sure you know the answers. You may know your sports, history, and geography, but do your homework well if you want to challenge your kids and teens in the pop culture department. So let’s get the show on the road, shall we?

Q: What movie franchise is famous for, “May the force be with you?”

A: Star Wars

Q: What movie features a toy cowboy named Woody?

A: Toy Story

Q: Which rock band sang Yellow Submarine?

A: The Beatles

Q: What was the most popular song on streaming services in 2017?

A: “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Q: Luis Fonsi, singer of the song “Despacito,” is from which United States territory?

A: Puerto Rico

Q: What type of fish is Nemo?

A: Clownfish

Other Great Trivia Questions for Kids

The possibilities for great fun with the help of trivia questions you can ask children are practically endless! Try writing some of your own based on the specific interests of the kids who will be playing. Now it is the best time to challenge your children’s knowledge and school homework (if you want to play rough).

Start writing your own trivia questions with a little inspiration. Here are some example questions to round out your trivia night list:

Q: What is the largest mammal in the world?

A: Blue Whale

Q: What is the number one food that pandas eat?

A: Bamboo

Q: Who was the first American president?

A: George Washington

Q: Who invented the light bulb?

A: Thomas Edison

Q: Going from top left to bottom right, what is the first letter on a keyboard?

A: The letter Q

Q: How many legs does a spider have?

A: Eight

Q: What type of celestial body is the Sun?

A: A star

Q: Where is the Great Pyramid?

A: In Egypt

Q: What is the fastest animal on land?

A: The cheetah

Q: Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?

A: William Shakespeare

Q: Why do things fall down when you drop them?

A: Because of gravity

Q: How many colors are in a rainbow?

A: Seven

Final Thoughts on Easy Trivia Questions for Kids

These were our top picks for some of the best easy trivia questions for kids if you want to organize a fun challenge for them on any given occasion.

We hope you enjoyed our picks and that you will play many fun trivia games with kids or your adult friends and family members! Don’t hesitate to ask us for more trivia questions for kids and adults if you want more ideas and inspiration! We are here to help you make the best out of your spare time, so use the comment section below if you have some of your own examples of fun trivia questions for a friendly challenge with the kids!

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The Best Binoculars for Kids! Quality Optics for the Little Ones

Bird watching and exploring nature is great fun for kids. They love learning new things about the world around them. It can be very inspiring to watch. Giving them the best binoculars for kids can open up a whole new world for your little one.

Generally speaking, adult binoculars are too large and heavy for children. They’re also expensive. That’s why so many manufacturers now make inexpensive, compact, and super lightweight binos, especially for the kids.

Before we get to our top picks for the best binoculars for kids this year, let’s talk a little bit about what you should look for before you buy.

What Should I Look for in the Best Binoculars for Kids?

Kidwinz Original 8x21 Kids Binoculars
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What you should look for in the best binoculars for kids depends largely on the age of your child.

The first things that you should consider regardless of your child’s age are size and weight. You should look for compact binos that will fit comfortably in smaller hands and on smaller faces. You also don’t want anything too heavy. The lighter, the better when it comes to kids’ binoculars.

We believe in starting children off young with their first binos. Believe it or not, they make them specifically for toddlers. I bought my nephew his first binoculars when he turned two. He absolutely loved them. He spent over a year looking through the wrong end of them, but he enjoyed it so much I didn’t want to correct him. I figured he’d get it with time. And he eventually did.

For toddlers, we recommend finding a durable toy binocular. They should be lightweight and small, but the most important feature should be durability. Toddlers are going to bang them up. You want the binoculars to be able to withstand the punishment that little ones inevitably will give it.

To protect your child’s eyes and face, you should look for binos that feature rubber around the eyepieces.

Another thing that you should look for is the price. You don’t want to spend a fortune on binoculars that your kid is going to forget on the school bus or drop down a flight of stairs.

As your child gets older, you can upgrade to a nicer device.

On our list of the best binoculars for kids this year, we have included binos for toddlers, kids aged 3 to 12, and teens.

What About the Magnification and Objective Lens Diameter?

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While you’re reading our review of the best binoculars for kids, you must pay attention to the magnification and objective lens diameter numbers. Most of the binos that we looked at range from 8×21 to 8×35.

Now, what exactly do those numbers mean?

Magnification

Well, the first number in the 8×21 is the magnification power. The magnification number tells you how many times that the binoculars magnify an object. So, for example, the binoculars that are 8×21 millimeters magnify the object by 8 times.

We recommend that kids’ binoculars have a magnification of two to eight. As your child gets older, you can increase the magnification, but anything over eight times magnification will be difficult to hold steady and keep from shaking for kids.

Objective lens diameter

The second number in the 8×21 combination is the objective lens diameter. This number is the diameter of the objective lens measured in millimeters.

It’s worth noting that the objective lens is the lens closest to what you are looking at, not the one closest to your eyes. This number is important because it is responsible for the amount of light that flows through your binos. The bigger your objective lens is, the more light that will enter your binoculars. The benefit of that is that it allows you to see brighter images and crisper colors.

But the problem with a larger objective lens diameter is that it makes the binoculars considerably heavier. That’s not what you want in the best binoculars for kids.

To keep the binos super lightweight, we recommend an objective lens diameter of 21 to 25 millimeters. If you go much larger than that, you will significantly increase the overall weight. The largest objective lens diameter on our list this year is 35 millimeters. This size is suitable for teens.

We consider objective lenses below 30 millimeters to be compact binoculars, which are ideal for kids because they are lighter and smaller.

How We Chose the Best Binoculars for Kids

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We performed an independent review of the best binoculars for kids on the market today. In the review process, we researched and poured through hundreds of professional and consumer reviews. We also compared the features and price of each of the binos.

Our goal is to help you find the best binoculars for your child and your individual needs. We have no business or financial ties to any of the manufacturers on our list.

Now Let’s Take a Look at Some of the Best Binoculars for Kids

Here are our favorite binos for kids this year. Our list starts with binoculars for toddlers and graduates up to binoculars for teens.


Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars: Kids Binoculars -…

  • THE ONLY BINOCULARS DESIGNED FOR KIDS: Kid-sized binoculars are focus-free and feature large comfy eyepieces—more than…
  • SUPPORTS STEM: Introduce toddlers and preschoolers to a scientific tool to view and help them explore their environment
  • MADE FOR KIDS: Kidnoculars are kid binoculars with easy-placement goggles, 2x magnification, and breakaway neck strap

Our first contender for the best binoculars for kids this year is the GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars by Educational Insights. If you have a young child under the age of five, then these beginner binos are ideal.

Educational Insights designed these binos specifically for preschoolers. So don’t be surprised if your adult eyes are too far apart to see through the lenses.

One of the things that we love about these binoculars is that they require no focusing, which could pose a problem for small uncoordinated hands.

Another great thing about these binos is that they feature large comfortable eyepieces. The lens diameter does not apply to these binoculars, but the magnification is times two.

The GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars are compact enough for young children to hold. They measure 6.9 inches by 5.5 inches by 2.8 inches. And they’re not too heavy for the little ones either. These binos weigh just 8.5 ounces. They also come with a one-year warranty in case anything goes wrong.

Most people have great things to say about these binoculars. They are ideal for toddlers. But they don’t offer much magnification. Another complaint about them is that kids can break them. The good news is it will only cost you a few bucks to buy a new one.


Dreamingbox Binoculars for Kids, 8×21 Compact Binoculars for Birding…

  • Super Safety: soft rubber surrounded eyepieces are included for eye protection so children don’t hurt their eyes or…
  • Advanced design: non-slip scratch, the grip has been ergonomically patented designed to fit the hands of kids. It is…
  • Shock proof: durable binoculars that can withstand drops and falls on floors due to rubber Coating that absorbs shock….

The next spot on our list of the best binoculars for kids goes to Dreamingbox. The Dreamingbox binos are suitable for children aged 3 to 12.

The first thing that we noticed about these binoculars is that Dreamingbox designed them with safety in mind. They have soft rubber around the eyepieces so your child won’t hurt their eyes or face.

These binoculars are also super durable so your child can drop it or bang it up and still not damage the device. Another thing that kids will love about them is that they come in 10 different vibrant colors.

These binos are super easy to focus, and their ergonomic design fits perfectly in small hands.

The Dreamingbox binoculars also feature an 8 times magnification with an objective lens diameter of 21 millimeters. This is great for kids.

We also love that they are nice and compact and lightweight. They measure 4.3 inches by 3.4 inches by 1.6 inches. And they weigh just 5.3 ounces.

Most people love these binoculars. But some complained that you couldn’t focus them in entirely.


Kidwinz Original Compact 8×21 Kids Binoculars Set – High Resolution…

  • LIFETIME WARRANTY – Includes all accessories such as Cleaning Cloth, 2-Foot Long Neck Strap, Operations Manual and a…
  • BEST MAGNIFICATION and VALUE – This product has a superb maginifcation of 8X with an amazing view and comes as a bundle….
  • SHOCK PROOF – Durable binoculars that can withstand drops and falls on floors due to rubber coating that absorbs shock….

Another of our favorite binos for kids this year comes from Kidwinz. Kidwinz makes it clear that these are not toys; they are real binoculars designed just for kids aged 3 to 12.

Like the Dreamingbox binos, these are shockproof and built for safety. The soft rubber around the eyepieces will ensure that your child doesn’t hurt their eyes or face.

These binoculars are easy to focus for little hands. And they fold to match the exact eye to eye distance of your child.

The Kidwinz binoculars come with a carrying case, a neck strap, and a cleaning cloth. They measure 4.9 inches by 4.2 inches by 2.3 inches, and they weigh just 6.4 ounces.

They also feature a magnification of 8 times with an objective lens diameter of 21 millimeters.

The vast majority of people rave about these binoculars. There are very few complaints about them. But a couple of people said that they had minor focusing issues.


BESPIN Binoculars for Kids 8×21 Bird Watching, High-Resolution Real…

  • CONCEPT : We believe that children need to use real binoculars to continue to foster their interest in nature
  • SUPERIOR SAFETY & BUILD QUALITY:If accidentally dropped on the ground, the binoculars are protected from damage…
  • ADVANCED ERGONOMIC DESIGN:The grip has been ergonomically patented designed to fit the hands of child. The…

The next spot on our list of the best binoculars for kids this year goes to BESPIN. These might look like a toy, but BESPIN is very clear that these are real binoculars designed for kids aged 3 to 12.

Some of the things that we love about these binos for kids are that they come with BaK4 prisms, they are fully adjustable, they’re extremely durable, and they’re waterproof too! The binoculars come with a carrying case, neck strap, and cleaning cloth.

We love that these are nice and compact. They measure 4.1 inches by 3.8 inches by 1.4 inches. They’re lightweight too, weighing 7.5 ounces.

The BESPIN binos offer an excellent 8 times magnification with a 21-millimeter objective lens diameter.

The majority of people love these binos, many of them commenting on the stunning clarity and excellent optics. One of the complaints about them is that the lenses can pop out with rough play.


Celestron – Outland X 8×25 Binoculars – Waterproof & Fogproof –…

  • MULTI-COATED OPTICS AND BaK-4 PRISMS: Multi-coated optics help obtain high resolution and high contrast views, while the…
  • WATERPROOF AND FOGPROOF: Designed to withstand all weather conditions, our Outland X compact binoculars have been filled…
  • PROTECTIVE RUBBER COVERING: Our binocular is both durable and well-armored; its rugged exterior ensures protection from…

Now if you have an older child or a teenager, then it’s time to upgrade a bit. For kids over the age of 12, we really love the Celestron Outland X Binocular.

These are nicer than the other best binoculars for kids that we’ve looked at so far. First of all, they are waterproof and fog proof. They also feature twist-up eyecups, multi-coated optics, and BaK4 prisms.

The Celestron Outland X is a little larger than the others that we’ve looked at so far, measuring 6 inches by 3 inches by 6 inches. But we still consider them compact and an ideal size for older kids.

These binos also weigh a bit more than the others, weighing one pound. However, they are still lightweight enough to carry around easily for teens.

One of the reasons that they weigh a little more than the others is because they have a wider objective lens diameter of 25 millimeters. They also feature an eight times magnification power.

The thing that people love the most about these binos is that they are affordable and they offer excellent optics. One of the complaints about them is that the focus is not fine enough.


Celestron 71330 Nature DX 8×32 Binocular (Green)

  • PERFECT BINOCULARS FOR EVERY ADVENTURE: A great match for everyone from beginners to mid-range outdoors and birding…
  • TOP-RATED GLASS OPTICS WITH IMPRESSIVE SPECS: Fully multi-coated lenses for brighter images, more contrast and highest…
  • ROBUST, WATERPROOF MID-SIZED BODY: Incredibly precise build and design that offers protection from outdoor elements….

Another excellent option for kids over the age of 12 is the Celestron Nature DX Binocular. These binos are a step up from the Celestron Outland X.

These binos are fully rubber armored, and they are both waterproof and fog proof. They also have twist-up eyecups with several stops. If your child wears glasses, they will have no problem with these binoculars because of the eye relief.

One of the things that we love about these binos is that they offer stunning clarity and optics, especially for the price. The quality of these rivals much more expensive binos.

These compact binoculars measure 5 inches by 4.9 inches by 1.8 inches. They’re also lightweight, although they’re heavier than the other best binoculars for kids. They weigh 1.13 pounds.

Like the other best binoculars for kids, these offer eight times magnification power. One of the reasons that these are a bit heavier than the others is because they have a wider objective lens diameter of 32 millimeters. That means that these allow more light in than any of the others.

The vast majority of people rave about these binoculars, many of them commenting on the value for the price. It’s really hard to find any negative reviews about these binos. If there is any downside to them, it is that they cost more than the others on our list.

The Bottom Line on the Best Binoculars for Kids

We highly recommend all of the best binoculars for kids on our list this year. But three of them really stood out as exceptional.

If you have a toddler, they will love the GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars by Educational Insights. For kids aged 3 to 12, our favorite pick is the Kidwinz Original Binoculars. And our top pick for kids over the age of 12 is the Celestron Nature DX Binocular.

Hopefully, this guide will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. New binoculars will open up a whole new world for your little one. If you start them off with the best binoculars for kids at an early age, they are more likely to love them even as adults.

Now we want to hear from you! What do you think of our list? Let us know in the comments section below which is your favorite, and share with our readers if you have any great tips for getting your child interested in binoculars.

Have a great day, and good luck with your search!

Best Kids Tents that Even Mommy Needs to Buy!

You’ve wracked your brain trying to find new, creative ways to keep your kids entertained. If you’re out of ideas, perhaps you should look at some of the best kids tents for indoor or outdoor use to provide your little ones with a new space to play.

Who doesn’t love camping? You can make so many wonderful camping memories around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories, and sleeping under the stars. Any night of the week can turn into an adventure but taking the bedroom outdoors.

The best part is you don’t even need to leave your own backyard to create these long-lasting memories with your kids. And play tents don’t have to just be for backyard camping, either.

The best kids tents will serve as castles, little make-believe classrooms, cabins in the woods, and any other place your child can dream up.

Things have come a long way from throwing a blanket over a few dining room chairs. Today’s technology has made the best kids tents light, portable, and easy to assemble in a matter of minutes.

With any of the options on our list of the best kids tents out there today, you’ll be sure to provide your kids with the perfect spot for camping and letting their imagination run wild.

How the Best Kids Tents Promote Imaginative Play

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One of the best ways encourage your child to flex their imagination muscle is by providing them a space specifically designed for creative play. Finding the best kids tents does just that without taking up too much space or costing you a fortune.

Keep in mind, the best children’s play tents are more than spaces where kids can play, crawl around, and take naps. Children love playing in tents because they become secret hideaways. It becomes their personal space to do with what they will.

The best kids tents help to keep your child happier, leave your house mess-free, and give your family plenty of opportunities to create new memories.

Choosing the Best Kids Tents to Nature Imagination

When it comes to choosing the best kids tents from the hundreds of options that are on the market, you should keep in mind a few factors. At first glance, many manufacturers claim to make the best kids tents, but they fail to live up to their customers’ expectations.

The best kids tents must be easy to assemble and break down quickly. Consider tents with a pop-up design, since they require little to no assembly and often fold away into a carrying bag.

Bright colors are one of the early aspects of sight that allow children to identify and categorize things around them. The best kids tents will be bright and colorful.

A tent that is all shut up can be a microcosm of germs. Well-ventilated tents decrease the likelihood of harboring nasty bacteria.

Manufacturers have started creating tents that have connector features allowing you to connect several tents. Many models also have extra rooms that you can attach to increase imaginative play. Look for tunnels, ball pits, and basketball hoops that can expand your child’s play space.

How We Reviewed the Best Kids Tents

When it comes to your kids, you want nothing but the best. There are hundreds of different play tents for kids on the market these days. You are too busy managing your household to separate the best kids tents from the sea of average.

We’ve done the work for you. We’ve pursued through blogs, looked at other lists of the best kids tents, read what other consumers had to say, and compared prices. After all that work we narrow down the list to nothing but the best kids tents for your money.

The Top 9 Best Kids Tents

Some of these are so cool; you’re going to wish they made them for adults. Be prepared — your blanket fort of old is about to seem way less cool than it once did.

Please note that we include these tents in no particular order.

Monobeach Princess Tent


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  • # NEWFANGLED CASTLE DESIGN: Inspired by castles in fairy tale, this beautiful and remarkable princess house can help…
  • # SPECIAL GIFT: This is the cutest fairy house tent, providing a private space for your kids to entertain themselves,…
  • # DIMENSIONS: 55 x 53 inches. Made from high quality polyester taffeta which is also quite comfortable, durable, and…

The Monobeach princess Tent is inspired by castles in fairy tales. In this tent, your child can play out their fantasies of battling dragons, rescuing princesses, or throwing tea parties with the king and king.

This princess tent has a 530-inch diameter and stands 55 inches tall, providing plenty of space for up to 3 kids to let their imaginations run wild. The curtains are made of polyester taffeta, specifically designed to be hard-wearing, stain-resistant, and easy to clean.

The frame is made from PVC support rods and sturdy connector pieces to be more stable. Manufacturers have been kind enough to include extra parts for those houses where things seem to walk off on their own.

This Monobeach ranks in our best kids tents because it comes with a string of 40 star lights to increase the magical feeling. Amazon customers gave this tent a 4.3 out of 5.0 star rating.

The downside of this tent is that it’s not as quick or easy to assemble as some of the other tents. It can take as much as half an hour, and the directions aren’t very helpful. You set up this princess tent, and your kids will beg you to never take it down.

Rocket Ship Play Tent


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  • ROCKET SPACESHIP KIDS PLAY TENT: Blast off for out-of-this-world fun in this kids tent; includes 1 space projector toy…
  • SPACIOUS INDOOR KIDS TENTS: This roomy tent for kids with original illustrations comfortably fits up to 3 children
  • EASY SETUP AND CLEANING: Assemble this kids pop up tent with the included foldable tent poles (no tools required), and…

For your budding NASA employees, the best kids tents are ones that inspire their cosmic imagination. This rocket ship tent comes with vibrant starry-sky panels and rocket fins. It’s the perfect place for your little ones to blast off into space, explore the galaxy, and discover new beings across the universe – all in time to come home for lunch.

It’s easy to see why Amazon customers gave this rocket ship tent a 4.5 out of 5.0 star rating.

The base of this tent has a 41-inch diameter and stands 53 inches tall. Three of your little astronauts can comfortably explore space together. With just a damp cloth and mild soap, you can keep this play space clean and bacteria-free.

You don’t need any tools to build this rocket. With a twist of the wrist, the rocket unfolds and the sturdy, durable poles to assemble in a snap. With similar ease, you can fold the tent and store it away in it’s carrying case.

Your little one’s imagination will soar with the bonus torch projector. Simply turn on and light up your astronaut tent (or any blank surface) with 24 NASA-inspired images!

The one common complaint about this tent is that the fabric is prone to ripping easily. Some customers noted that their children tore the fabrics within minutes of construction.

Fire Truck Pop-Up Play Tent


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  • UNLIKE ANY OTHER FIRE TRUCK TENTS: Our fire truck tent is the “BIGGEST” on the market with more square area for…
  • VENTILATION THROUGHOUT: Allows fresh air to flow through for your child to breathe with all-around mesh windows on each…
  • FITS CRIB MATTRESS / CRIB TOPPER: Turn this pop-up firetruck into a bed for your little tykes to sleep at night or use…

You kids are going to love this fire engine tent. They will have hours of fun role-playing as a fireman in their make-believe fire rescue missions.

It’s one of the best kids tents on our list, according to Amazon customers who gave it a 4.7 out of 5.0 star rating. This tent is lightweight, portable, and easy to set up anywhere you find a flat surface.

This tent is designed for many kids to use it at once. It’s 54 inches long by 28 inches deep and 36 inches tall, meaning plenty of little ones can respond to the 4-alarm fire in your living room at the same time. You can even fit a child’s mattress inside!

All parts of this tent are laboratory-tested and contain no lead or phthalate. There are no loose parts that can be misplaced or lost. The tent is made from easy-to-clean polyester fabric that water-resistant, and each side has mesh windows for ventilation.

It’s hard to find many negative reviews about this tent. Though a few customers said that this tent was poorly constructed and too flimsy to stay standing for long, most raved about how much their kids loved it.

TazzToys Kids Teepee Tent


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  • Our UNIQUELY DESIGNED teepee tent uses BEAUTIFUL KIDDO-SAFE EXPOSED PINE POLES & durable, 100% COTTON MATERIAL to…
  • DESIGNED TO GIVE YOUR little ones a SAFE & FUN PLACE to let their imaginations run wild, our kids teepee tent was…
  • Our tent CAN BE BROKEN DOWN & EASILY TRANSPORTED in our COMPACT CARRY BAG, which can be worn like a string backpack to…

If you’re scrolling through this list of the best kids tents to find something unique, then this is the one for you. This stunning teepee is crafted from cotton fabric and stands 49.6 inches tall.

It’s held up by exposed pine poles and has ventilation panels at the top to keep the air well-circulated.

Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to your little ones. The manufactures have stated that this teepee was lab-tested for a Child Safety Certificate in an independent lab.

This cotton is 100 percent non-toxic and unpainted. Likewise, the smooth pine contains no chemicals or splinters.TazzToys has designed a tent that breaks down compactly. It’s easy to store and transport in its accompanying carry bag, which can be worn like a backpack, keeping your hands free to hold onto your littles and their belongings!

A unique aspect of this teepee is the waterproof base, keeping your carpets safe or your child dry at the beach. That’s why Amazon customers give this tent a 4.6 out of 5.0 star rating.

Though there aren’t many negative reviews, some parents have expressed concern that there is no support or device at the bottom of the teepee to keep the legs open. They fear the tent will collapse easily on their children if they are playing too hard.

Sunny Days Entertainment Thomas & Friends Pop-Up Play Train Tent


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  • Designed with durable fabric for indoor and outdoor fun with distinctive Thomas the Tank Engine art for more realistic…
  • Designed to fit multiple children, this tent is 4 feet long for added play value. The multiple entryways keep kids busy.
  • Use the tent as a place to play with toys, and read or entertain with Thomas the Tank. Promotes creativity and imaginary…

What toddler doesn’t love trains? If your child wants everything train-themed, then this distinctive Thomas the Tank Engine is your last stop in the list of the best kids tents.

This tent is constructed with durable fabric for indoor or outdoor use. It’s four feet long, meaning there is enough room for up to three children to play. There are multiple entryways on the different side of the tent to keep kids busy the whole afternoon.

Amazon customers gave this tent a 4.6 out of 5.0 star rating for its pop-up design that allows for easy assembly and fast storage.

Despite its positive reviews, a few customers have pointed out that the tent tends to be pretty flimsy and there is no bottom to it. So Thomas is likely to collapse or fall over if played with too roughly.

Kids Model Clubhouse Playhouse


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Did your little one go off to summer camp for the first time this year? The Clubhouse Playhouse tent is the best kids tent to recreate that summer camp magic.

The walls have a wooden kiddie clubhouse design that is immediately appealing to your little ones. There are also lots of cute signs to make this tent feel like your child’s very own secret clubhouse — no adults allowed.

Setup is also reasonably simple, although older kids or adults should do the job. Construct the clubhouse frame by placing the G3 poles into their connectors and stretch the polyester fabric over it.

Aside from the zippered front door, the clubhouse also has plenty of mesh panels which serve as windows. You’ll be sure your child is getting plenty of air circulation inside. The round tunnel port is both a second entrance and a connecting point where you can add more play tents.

Amazon customers gave this clubhouse a 4.3 out of 5.0 star rating.

 Playz 3-Piece Rocket Ship Astronaut Kids Play Tent, Tunnel, and Ball Pit with Basketball Hoop


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  • ASTRONOMY TOYS FOR KIDS Your child will take off into an outer space adventure with this 3-piece playhouse castle tent,…
  • NASA BABY APPROVED We were inspired by dozens of little kids opinions which led to our innovative child-friendly &…
  • FAST INSTANT ASSEMBLY Portable, durable, easy to setup & foldable into a lightweight zipper carrying bag for convenient…

This three-piece tent set is out of this world! Not only can your child blast off into space in the rocket tent, but they can also crawl through the mesh tunnel into the solar-system-themed ball pit to play basketball among the stars.

Playz designed this set with soft, thick fabric, breathable mesh walls, and flexible padding. Your kids can romp around safely, knowing that Playz toys all meet USA CPSC Toy Safety Guidelines.

Despite its size, each piece is portable, durable, easy to setup. You can fold them all together into a lightweight zipper carrying bags, which is small enough to store underneath your couch!

Amazon customers gave this set a 4.4 out of 5.0 star rating. The biggest concern was a lack of connection between the tunnel and ball pit, meaning the balls don’t stay contained. Also, some have said that the material rips easily.

Alvantor Starlight Bed Canopy Dream


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  • 2-in-1 BED TENT, FITS TWIN BEDS. Patent Pending construction keeps no collapsed, no bent, no leans off, no unstable, no…
  • INNOVATION DESIGN: durable pop up PVC poles and fibreglass rods, compared to other steel frame make the bed canopy stay…
  • EASY SET UP and TAKE DOWN: pop up frame and shock corded poles make it super easy to set up in a minute. No need…

Some children have trouble sleeping away from home or ay be scared of sleeping outside. The Alvantor Starlight Bed Canopy is one of the best kids tents to get your child ready for outdoor camping.

Durable pop-up PVC poles and fiberglass rods support a canopy as it stretches wide enough to fit over a twin bed mattress. It’s also constructed of high-quality fabric covered in glow-in-the-dark stars that transform any bedroom into the night sky.

These tents easily fold down in a figure eight and pop right back up for your next use.

Amazon customers gave this canopy 4.3 out of 5.0 star rating. Reviews were concerned with the safety of the poles; for example, they’ve been known to cause fiberglass splinters if the poles break because they shatter into small pieces.

Others were concerned that the stitching wasn’t very good quality.

 BESTEN Floorless Indoor Privacy Tent


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  • HAVE SOME PRIVACY. For Both Adults and Children, It is a Great solution when sharing a room with others. (Dorm,…
  • KEEP YOU WARM. The Tent Blocks Drafty Wind in the Room while Circulating Fresh Air inside through a Mesh Vent on Top….
  • PLACE FOR RELAX & FOCUS. This Canopy Makes a Great Nook for Reading, Studying, Meditating, etc. You Can Even Turn It…

We think this may be the coolest of the best kids tents. Besten has created a floorless canopy tent that you can pop over the top of your existing bed.

You can choose either a twin or a full/queen canopy, depending on the size of your bed. Once you place the tent on top of a mattress, pull each the corners to fit snuggly on the mattress.

It’s made with lightweight fabric and a mesh top to promote good air circulation; however, it should be kept clear of heat or fire. There are three different doors, so you can choose how you want to set it up.

Many Amazon customers pointed out that the canopy doesn’t fit as snug to the bed as they’d hoped, and they have to readjust it after a night’s rest. They gave this canopy a 4.4 out of 5.0 star rating.

Imaginative Play and Its Benefits for Kids

Kids Play Tents that Even Mommy Needs to Buy

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Childhood is a time of magic and wonder; it’s when creativity and imagination rule the day.

Bath towels become superhero capes, teddy bears morph into best friends waiting to share adventures — helping pint-sized warriors storm the castle brandishing a sword to save the princess from the fiery clutches of a dragon.

Though parents blinded by adulthood only see a cardboard box, a lifeless doll, and a broken broomstick, kids see adventure.

Play is like a full-time job for children. What may seem like nonsensical fun is actually your child putting in a full day at the office. These crucial hours spent working their imaginations are when children develop vital psychological and emotional capacities.

These early developments help children gain a better understanding of the world around them and how they relate to it. At the same time, children start to explore their inner selves, learning how to recognize their emotional and physical responses in different situations.

During this crucial period, children begin to develop many key skills that will set them on the path to success.

Social and emotional skills

When your child partakes in imaginative play, she is learning how to navigate the various social and emotional roles she will experience in life. She’s testing the boundaries and establishing who she’ll be in each of these various scenarios.

Pretending to be someone else enables your child to feel what it’s like to be in someone else’s place. Taking on someone else’s role helps her develop empathy, decreasing her natural egocentric point of view to understand how others feel.

Playing with others teaches her how to take turns, share with others, think creatively, and get along with others. The younger a child develops these skills, the more it will help her in the future.2 kid playing in kids tent

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Language skills

Imaginative play exposes your child to the power of language. It teaches her how others react to her words, both positive and negative reactions.

Your child also begins to understand how words give her the ability to reenact a play or story. Often she’ll be playing through sentences that have happened that day or week.

Children are prone to mimicking their parents, caretakers, teachers, and anyone else with whom they spend significant amounts of time.

Cognitive skills

Imitative play provides your child with a multitude of problems to solve. These critical thinking skills that he will use in every aspect of his life, now and forever.

Perhaps two children want to play the same pretend role; they have to learn how to compromise. In searching for the right material to make a castle that won’t fall, your child musters essential creative thinking skills to reinforce those pesky pillows.

They learn how to better negotiate and express their needs in a healthy manner. On top of that, they gain better coordination, balance, and flexibility.

Nurturing the imagination

When your child learns how to flex their imagination muscle, there’ll never be a dull moment in your household. Providing spaces, tools, and opportunities for your child to use their imagination is the best way to keep their imagination at the ready.

Just like a muscle in your body, one’s imagination needs plenty of exercise to stay fresh and healthy. Turn off the video games from time to time and encourage your children to make up stories or games of their own.

By showing your child how to play creatively or make up games, you are encouraging them to do the same for themselves.

Best Kids Tents: The Decision Is Yours

When it comes to finding the best kids tent, it comes down to your child. Would they be interested in a camping tent or something themed like a firetruck? Will they want to play with it during the day or sleep in it at night?

You should also consider if you’re going to use it indoors, outdoors, or a little bit of both. Remember to set them up in places that are well ventilated to keep them cool, especially during hot summer days.

Whichever tent you choose, we hope that it’s the start of many happy childhood memories making s’mores and telling ghost stories.

Tell us what you think is the best kids tent. We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

 

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The Ultimate List Of The Best Kids’ Party Games And Activities

If you’ve ever organized a kids birthday party before, you know how stressful it can be. No, I’m not talking about the food and the décor, that’s child’s play. The biggest (and scariest) part of organizing a kid’s birthday is the entertainment – party games in particular.Here’s a handy list to help you keep from pulling out your hair next time you’re caught at the helm of organizing a birthday party for kids.

1. Treasure Hunt

This party game is actually fun for both kids and adults. Hide a prize somewhere in the house or yard and place clues all over that will lead the participants to the “treasure”.

You can make a variation of the game where you hide multiple prizes in different places. Make maps leading to the prizes. On the day of the party, you then divide the children into teams and hand them a map. The first team to find their treasure wins.

2. Three-Legged Race

This is a simple game that is a favorite among younger kids. Find something soft to tie 2 children’s legs together and make them race with their “3 legs”. To make it more exciting, you can have a relay version provided there is enough room and enough participants.

3. Balloon Pop

Blow up lots of balloons and place tokens (simple paper with a number or picture) inside some of them. Each token represents a small prize. The kids can then blow up the balloons to find the tokens.

4. Sack Race

This is a classic game that never gets boring. All you need are a few sacks to get the action going. To make it more exciting, put participants into teams with a member representing an age group. For example, one toddler, one teen, and one adult (if you have some around). Points are awarded for each round and points tallied at the end.

5. Hot Potato

Kids sit in a circle and an item is placed in the first child’s hands. Music is then played and the kids start passing the object around. When the music stops, the child holding the object is eliminated. The last child remaining is the winner. To make it more interesting, make the object the prize of the game.

6. Obstacle Course

Set up an obstacle course in your backyard and let the kids race to get to the end where a simple prize will be waiting for them.

7. Marble Toss

Get a piece of foam board (a sturdy cardboard box can do) and glue plastic cups on it. Cover the entire board with colored Styrofoam cups. At least four colors to represent a player. The players are then given marbles matching in color with their cups. The aim of the game is to throw your marbles into your color cup. The number of marbles in the players’ cup equals their number of points.

8. Pin the Tail on the Donkey

This is another classic that will never lose its appeal. All you need do is print (or paint if you’re artistic) a picture on a cardboard, leaving out a piece of course. If your party has a theme, be creative and use a picture that corresponds to the theme. The kids then take turns to be blindfolded and try to pin the missing piece in its place. Be sure to turn them around a bit to make it more interesting.

9. Ring Toss

Bring the carnival into your home with this easy-to-make game. All you need are a few bottles to throw some homemade rings over.

10. Duck. Duck. Goose!

Have the children sit in a circle and pick out one child (the duck) to get the game started. The duck then goes behind the line and walks around touching the children’s heads saying “duck” each time. After a while, the duck should touch one of them at random and shout “goose”, and run to the spot she was picked from. The goose then runs after the duck to try and stop her from reaching their spot. Failure to do so and the goose turns into the duck and the process is repeated.

11. What’s the Time Mr. Wolf

Pick one child from among the kids (best start with the birthday boy/girl) to be the wolf. All the kids follow the wolf asking, “What’s the time Mr. Wolf?” The wolf responds by stating the time starting from one O’Clock and going up. At one point, at the wolf’s discretion, the wolf then shouts, “Dinner time!”, and turns around to chase the other kids. The captured victim then becomes the wolf.

12. Escape The Monster

Set up two points a distance apart. The first point is where the game starts, you can call it anything, granny’s house is a good one. The other point will be “home”. Chose 1 or 2 children (even an adult) to stand in the middle (the forest) as the monsters. The aim of the game is for each child to run across the forest and avoid being caught by a monster. Any child who gets caught turns into a monster too. The children will run to and fro between home and granny’s place until one child is left. The last child remaining is the winner.

Party On

There you are, a list of party ideas to keep the party lively for a very long time. No need to fret over games or, worry about hiring an expensive entertainer who will just make them play the same games.

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