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Summer is around the corner and fun kid activities and boredom busters come always handy! Today I’m bringing back one of our favorite family activities. This backyard board game is so much fun and kids of all ages love it! Ready to see it? Here we go!

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Among all of the hundreds of things that I love to do I have to say that spending time with my family is number one. So let me share with all of you one of our favorite backyard activities. I call this our giant game board
These are the basic items that we use for our backyard board game: A pair of DIY Wood Dice, masking tape to make the game board, and chalk.
 
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 TUTORIAL

The first thing you want to do is make the “board” for the game using tape. After the board is done write with chalk on each empty space different activities that your children will enjoy. Here are some of our favorites: 

Water fight, sing a song, do the chicken dance, make a silly face, jump on the trampoline and some other fun stuff.
 I love the “finish and “start” that one of my girls made with the masking tape.
 
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Now we are ready to play! Basically all you need to do is roll the pair of dice right on the floor. One of them had numbers that represented how many spaces the person playing should move. And the second dice had actions as “group hugs”,  “lose a turn”,  “go back one space” and so on. My kids favorite however is the “Crazy  Hat”, because whoever ends up with the hat on their head wins a special treat.
 
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The point of this game is to have fun and make memories together. Here are some of our favorite moments! 

The noodle fight while JUMPING on the trampoline was so much fun!

{ Even the way my daughter spelled trampoline makes me smile! } 

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…I almost got killed in the balloon water fight!
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…The kids loved the Spoon Egg Race. This was ADORABLE!

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My favorite however were the simple little activities as

“Be a CLOWN”

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“PUT a Silly Face”

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and of course the best one of all for me… “REST FOR A TURN AND LET YOUR MAMA KISS YOU ;)”

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When we were done playing it took less than 5 minutes to clean up… {ALWAYS A PLUS IN OUR HOME} We just put everything back inside of the box that I pre-labeled using vinyl…

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…and cleaned the deck with water to get rid of the chalk.

 As soon as you are done playing remove the tape. 

Don’t keep the tape on your deck… the sun will bake the tape and you’ll NEVER be able to remove it AGAIN.

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I am thinking to use the “board” idea for some other theme activities as a remedy for the “I am bored”syndrome that at least my children seem to have all summer long.

“Nature Hunts” or “Pretend School” are some of the themes that came into my mind. This board is also awesome for birthday parties.  Who would think that a roll of Dollar Store masking tape could be so much fun!

Before you go make sure to check out my

Large Wood Dice Tutorial HERE.

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Here are some other kids activities that we love!

DIY Bouncy Ball

Tutorial HERE

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KoolAid Play-Dough

This play dough smells delicious!

Tutorial HERE

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 And our readers’ favorite

10 Things Children Will Always Remember

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

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