Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

Even though it did snow this past Saturday, Saturday also marked the first official day of spring. Now that the clocks have changed back it's sunny outside till almost 7pm. How do you keep the kids occupied????!

Send them outside! The library has plenty of books to teach you (and your children) how to play classic games like HORSE and Hopscotch. Check out the following titles from our library to find other ways to keep the kids occupied outside:

Here's the directions to HORSE to get you started!

All you need is a basketball hoop and basketball. If two players are playing, the first player to sink a free throw goes first. That player gets to pick any spot on the court and tries to make a basket (the harder the shot the better). If that player makes it in, then the second player has to make the same identical shot or they get the letter "H". Play continues until one player has spelled all the letters "HORSE" and are therefore the loser of the game.

If there are more than two players, each player has to make the same exact shot. If the second person were to miss it the third person would start the cycle over and can shoot anyway they want. (From Old Fashioned Children's Games)

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