Strong Boys: Activities

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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.

Frisbee Golf:

Supplies:

  • 3 Laundry Baskets from the Dollar Tree
  • Frisbees from Walmart
  • I zip tied numbers to the baskets for the hole numbers 1-3

Object:

  • 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.

Tic-Tac-Toe Frisbee with Bible Trivia

Supplies:

  • 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

Object:

  • 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:

Supplies:

  • Tarp
  • 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

Object:

  • 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

Supplies:

  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Imagination!

Object:

  • 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
  • Watermelon
  • Chips
  • Carrots
  • Lemonade

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

 

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