Friday, 5 September 2014

Rainy day games



Throughout the summer holidays we have been meeting up regularly with my daughter's friends. The plan for for final meet-up was to go to one of the Sheffield parks. Just as I was about to make the sandwiches for our picnic lunch I received a text alerting me to the fact it was now raining. Grey skies were all around even though it had not been forecast. We knew that even if it did stop raining the sandpit would be grim but would still act like a magnet to my son. Plan B was required. In the end we decided still to meet up but somewhere inside. I went armed with paper, pens and pencils plus a plan for what they could do – design some new board games based on the summer holidays.



So here are the designs for the girls' new games. Take your luck and see how you fare. Will you make it to the beach party or will all the tickets for the cinema be sold out? One thing I was a little worried about was after going to back to school the next square is named 'Battle Arena'. What on earth do they get up in school?

 What rainy day games do you play? Have you tried a new thing recently?

This is a post for #newthings in conjunction with the CSMA Club.






27 comments:

  1. What a good idea. I also have an indoor post. TBH it's lego and computer games mainly when we have rainy days in.

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    1. Mine haven't got enough Lego yet for a long playing session and we have never got into computer games.

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  2. I remember doing this as a child but have never done it with my own children, you've prompted me to have a go. It's a great way to get creative and pass the time.

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    1. I used to love drawing treasure maps as a child.

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  3. We love making up our own games. this is great

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    1. It's a great way of fuelling the imagination.

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  4. Great idea. We are at the playing with toys age, I have all this to loo forward too x

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    1. It's great fun when you get to see their ideas for games.

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  5. Some great ideas - we love charades :)

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    1. I haven't played charades in years. I'll have to teach it to the kids.

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  6. What a super idea , looks so good .x

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    1. It's great to see what different ideas they came up with.

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  7. We have just got jenga and twister - the kids adore them!

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    1. My father-in-law made a giant Jenga for the garden but it's not very good for rainy days!

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  8. What a Fab idea, our rainy days are always spent baking.

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    1. We like baking too but my daughter wanted to see her friends on this day.

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  9. Great idea, I'm always looking for stuff when the weather isn't so great

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    1. It can be tough sometimes particularly at the end of a six week holiday!

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  10. Aw lovely to get them making their own games. Play doh and colouring for us!

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    1. I banned Play Doh after I couldn't get it off the soles of my daughter's shoes!

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  11. play doh for us too! Love rainy day games x

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    1. No, no, not the Play Doh! They can keep that at nursery!

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  12. it is always great to make your own board games

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    1. They had a lot of fun creating their own games.

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  13. Love that idea of doing a game based on life/what's going on. Something to think about in future for us

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