Tag: Games

  • Water Balloon Running Bases 

    Water Balloon Running Bases 

    For a fun water game version you will need: 50+ Half-filled water balloons, 2 buckets with water, hula hoops or something to make a base out of (two trees, chalk squares, baseball bases, street cones, spray paint, etc.), and 3 or more players Tip: Less water can make the water balloons more sturdy. Alternately, 5-10 […]

  • DIY Backyard Tic-Tac-Toe

    DIY Backyard Tic-Tac-Toe

    Getting outdoors to play while the weather is nice is great for everyone! Game Board To play tic-tac-tac you will need a game board. This can be made from any of the following suggestions, or something of your own choosing. · A PVC pipe and four 4-way connectors the same width as the PVC pipe. To cut […]

  • DIY Backyard Skeet Ball

    DIY Backyard Skeet Ball

    Make your own skeet ball themed game for the backyard or to take to the park. The follow ideas are only suggestions, please feel free to come up with your own way of making a game with this theme. Suggestions: Something to make a ramp out of: A box, small slide, wood and a few […]

  • Candy Cane Crunch

    Candy Cane Crunch

    Here is a fun twist on the game Knight Moves, played with a chess/checker board. It can be played on your phone, or printed out and laminated for long term use. You can right click to save the board. Instructions are listed below the board. If you are really good at the game, there won’t […]

  • Category Toss

    Category Toss

    Use the ABC carton for this game, along with something to toss or flip into the cups, paper and something to write with. Set Up: Choose 6-8 topics such as: Animals, People, Places, Movies, Songs, Countries, Flowers, Foods, Holiday Icons, Hobbies, Reptiles, Mammals, etc. to write down on a piece of paper. How to play: […]

  • Egg Carton Games For All Ages

    Egg Carton Games For All Ages

    This month’s household item to learn with is an egg carton. Egg cartons are available in different types of containers such as plastic, foam, and cardboard. They make a great game board and storage container. Here are some of the fun games we have made with an egg carton, and brief instructions that you can […]

  • Turkey Trivia With A Twist

    Turkey Trivia With A Twist

    Do you enjoy testing your knowledge of various topics? I thought it would be fun to put a little twist on a favorite game….Trivia. With this version of the game, I’d like you to look through the questions and answer them to the best of your ability and count how many questions you get right. […]

  • Cup & Paper Clip Challenge

    Cup & Paper Clip Challenge

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  • Compound Word Creator

    Compound Word Creator

    Download the file below to have fun making 12 compound words with the words offered. Connect with FranW.com! Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube Channel Note: If this, or any other post on FranW.com, has inspired you in a positive way, or you have featured it in a blog post, please comment and link back to where […]

  • Go Fish, With A Twist

    Go Fish, With A Twist

    Do you have a child that enjoys playing the game, “Go Fish!”? I bet some fun twists on this classic game would make it a little more interesting….here are some suggestions. Depending on the type of cards you have, you can play the following versions: Cards with pictures on them: Descriptive Go Fish: Instead of […]

  • Knight’s Move Paper & Pencil Game

    Introducing: Knight’s MoveKnight’s Move is a fun pencil and paper game that can be printed and laminated for long term use.If you like games that make you think before you move, then you’ll enjoy this one.Suggestions are offered for extra challenges.Great for people of any age who enjoy puzzles, and pencil and paper games. Print […]

  • What is Recreational Mathematics?

    The really short answer? Its about learning and exploring mathematics via math related games, riddles, and puzzles….but the activities could have you going for hours, days, weeks, or longer!Wikipedia: Recreational Mathematics – Explains what recreational mathematics is.Scientific American: A Quarter-Century of Recreational Mathematics – PDF Article written by Martin Gardener about 25 years of amusing puzzles and […]