6 interesting games to play with sticks

6 outdoor games for kids to play with sticks

Instead of screens today, why not... play with sticks? We love Pooh sticks, but our best-ever stick game is, of course, Fly! Fly is the kind of game you can play anywhere, anytime because all you need are a few sticks and just yourself. Of course, it's a lot more fun with a friend, but, let's face it, most things are. It got me thinking about ...

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How to play pooh sticks

How to play pooh sticks

Instead of screens today, why not... play pooh sticks? 'Pooh sticks' is the game that Winnie the Pooh invented in AA Milne's The House at Pooh Corner. As is fitting for our beloved Pooh, it's a simple game with very few rules, best played with friends. The real beauty of pooh sticks is finding a suitable place to play it. You need a bridge over ...

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Play | DIY detective play kit {with free printables}

DIY Detective play kit

Kids of all ages love role playing and it’s easy to put together a kit that will help expand their play. This detective kit is full of fun ideas that light up our kids' imagination. There are some PDF printables to download so they can record their notes, take those fingerprints and practice being a real detective. My three play whatever it is they ...

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How to go screen free

How to go screen free for part of the week

Last week I talked about why our family has decided to be screen-free from Sunday -  Thursday. Screens were becoming far too intrusive in our family life (and my son's head), so we decided (okay, I decided) to extend our usual Screen Free Sundays (SFS) for most of the week. Before I tell you how we first started SFS and how we then rolled it ...

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Play | How to play Fly

How to play Fly - a game with sticks

Last week I casually wrote about my kids playing Fly and was totally surprised that so many people had never heard of this old-school game. I spent a good part of my childhood playing this classic game with my sisters. You can play it anywhere because all you need are a few sticks and an open space to play. It's a very simple game to set up and is ...

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Make a car wash for toy cars

Easy car wash to DIY

My little friend Nick is completely in love with his toy cars. I can't remember ever seeing him without one. My Max was never a car boy, he was always more into his toy animals (and screens, always screens). So when the opportunity came up to make a cute little toy car wash for Kidspot, I had to ask Nick if I could borrow a couple of his cars for ...

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