FAMILY MOMENT MONDAY
Have you been lovin' the Olympics? I think this is the first year where I been truly interested and actually following some of their stories. It has been fun to see Michael Phelps try to break the record and watching how well China is doing. But why should we only enjoy the Olympics on the TV when you can also enjoy them as a family with... THE 2008 FAMILY OLYMPICS!!!!!
Here are some events that the family can play...
Potato Sack Race - If you don't have potato sacks then big Hefty bags are great for it. The kids can even decorate their bags with paint or stickers.
Egg Drop - Gets some eggs. Pair people up in twos, each group gets an egg. Have the people stand a little ways away and then one tosses the egg to the other. Every time they take a toss, the teams members have to take one step back. They continue to toss and to take steps back until the egg breaks. This is really fun to do and the kids will love breaking the eggs and decorating them.
Three Legged Race - Nough' said.
Pie Eating - You can find those cheap metal tin pie plates at Walmart and fill them with whip cream and bananas if you don't want to buy several pies. You all know you want to do this one, because honestly, who doesn't want to do one!? Any excuse to eat pie is a good excuse.
Bean Bag Toss - Gets some bean bags and make targets out of pillows, old coffee cans, or Tupperwear. Mark each container with certain points and the highest score wins!
Hide-n-Go Seek - This one is great if you have little little kids. Who ever is the last one to be found wins.
And don't forget the other classic games too, like Horse, jump rope, or 4 square.
And last but not least, the award ceremony. Make sure that you have made some gold, silver, and bronze medals for the winners. You can easily make some from construction paper, tin foil, or yogurt lids. So, get in the Olympic spirit and have the family games.
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