✨We all had a playroom growing up. It was called “outside.”✨
Looking for some easy Free99 Family Fun? Just get outside & play! Challenge your kids to a race & you can either have fun showing them that you still got it, or THEY can have fun making you eat their dust cause you’re getting too old to keep up with them 😩😂
If you want to spice things up, here’s a few fun ways to add a twist to the fun:
1) Backwards Race: Everybody runs backwards. Harder & funnier than it sounds! Your kids will crack up when everyone starts to fall all over themselves 😂
2) Three-legged Race: Break up into teams of two. Stand side by side with your partner & use a scarf to tie your right leg and your partner’s left leg together so that you’re stuck to each other. Race other pairs who are tied together the same way. Again: harder & funnier than it sounds to coordinate the movement of your “third” leg with another person lol
3) Wheelbarrow Race: Break up into teams of two. Have your partner get down on all fours & then pick up their feet, holding one foot in each of your hands. Your partner’s hands will remain on the ground so that you’re holding them up & moving forward as if pushing a wheelbarrow. Have fun racing the other teams!
Here’s a little #tbt to me racing my baby boy last year & my hubby going up against our oldest two kids. I let baby boy win 😜but I’m not telling who ate the dust sandwich in my hubby’s race 😚🤐👀
Whether you are a new step parent, caregiver, long distance grandparent, biological parent, or maybe even a parent reconnecting after a long separation: spending time (no matter how short) connecting with a child through play can break the ice, build bonds between you, and create life long memories. That’s the power of connecting with kids through play ❤️
Juggling is an easy & fun $Free99 Family Fun activity because you can use stuff you already have at home! Here’s a few $Free.99 Family Fun tips from my own experiences:
- Keep things light-hearted & just have fun with it. Don’t put too much emphasis on skills because this is something that really just improves over time. Depending on your child’s age, their hand-eye coordination may or may not be particularly strong enough to juggle successfully ❤️
- Start with small, hand-sized balls, scarves or bean bags.
- Start off with throwing one ball from your left hand up into a tight arc-like motion, being careful not to throw the balls any higher than your head. Catch it with your right hand & pass the ball directly to your left hand without throwing it in the air.
- Once everyone gets the hang of that, add a second ball. Hold one ball in each hand. Throw the ball in the left hand up into the arc towards the right & when it reaches the top of the arc, pass the ball in your right hand directly to your left hand. As soon asthe first ball lands in your right hand from the arc, quickly keep the cycle going: left hand throws balls up, right hand passes the balls to the left hand.
- If you guys master this, then you can tackle juggling three balls. You use the exact same motions.
- For visuals of these instructions, do an online search for learning to juggle objects & you’ll find lots of video tutorials on this subject.
Good luck & enjoy your $Free.99FamilyFun!