This weekend we had a great time with the Strong Boys. Today I thought I would share some of the activities that we did so that you can have your own party.
- 3 Laundry Baskets from the Dollar Tree
- Frisbees from Walmart
- I zip tied numbers to the baskets for the hole numbers 1-3
- We placed the 3 laundry baskets strategically around the yard.
- We then split into two groups and took turns throwing our Frisbees towards the basket of the ‘hole’ we were on.
- Boys started at one location and tried to get their Frisbee into each basket in the least amount of throws.
- Younger boys just had fun throwing the Frisbees. Older boys enjoyed the challenge of getting it as close as possible.
- Shower curtain from the Dollar Tree (you will have to anchor corners down with something heavy)
- Colored Duct Tape-used to make lines on shower curtain
- Frisbees that are two different colors
- Bible Trivia facts
- Split boys into two teams. The boys have to first answer a Bible Trivia question. You can have them answer as a team, or individually. If they get it right, they get to throw their Frisbee onto the curtain and attempt to get three in a row.
- Rules: If they answer the question wrong, they lose their turn. If it lands off the curtain, they lose their turn. If it lands in a space already occupied, they lose a turn. If it lands on the line, they get to pick which of the two squares they want it to be on.
- This activity is good for boys who are not as into sports. It also involves mental and spiritual training.
- You can experiment with how far back to stand, and thus how difficult it is to get the Frisbee onto the square you want.
Tarp Quarterback Challenge:
- Scissors to cut shapes out
- Duct Tape to put around holes (Fun duct tape is best!)
- String to hang tarp from deck or tree
- Balls or Frisbees to throw through holes
- Make each hole a different number of points.
- Have each boy take turns trying to throw tennis balls, footballs, or Frisbees through the holes
- The boy with the most points win.
- For us, this degenerated into a game of dodgeball, with some boys hiding behind the tarp. In general they just enjoyed the challenge of throwing the balls through – keeping score won’t always be necessary.
Sidewalk Chalk Superheroes
- Sidewalk chalk
- Create your own superhero symbol or character.
- They can also draw the symbols of their favorite superheroes or draw comic book characters.
- This activity is good for the boys who aren’t into sports and are creative.
For Lunch we had:
- Hot dogs
For Snack we had:
- Ice Cream
- Syrups: chocolate and strawberry
- Toppings: sprinkles, nerds, chocolate chips and m&ms. These ‘fixings’ are simple but transform the ice cream into something special.
For other great ideas check out Not Consumed 2014 Backyard Challenge