These days many parents expose their young kids to devices like consoles and iPads and who could blame them? In those devices lie worlds that can be explored from the comfort of one’s own home and at the tap of the finger! Applications can be downloaded and installed, giving kids hours and hours of unlimited fun! However, back before the days of the first iPhones and computers, kids played with very different games and these should never be forgotten.
Making Amazing Shapes with Cat’s Cradle
Sites like Froggle parties continue to promote good, clean fun for kids without the use of iPads or modern tablets for entertainment. Back in the day kids were used to playing with a piece of string or rubber band. The game is called “Cat’s Cradle” and was hugely popular.
The benefit of this game is that it helps to develop the child’s hand-eye coordination as they will learn how to better control their fingers in order to make the form that is required on the string. Not only that, this helps to improve their ability to focus and concentrate because not only are those skills essential in their lives later on, they won’t be able to complete the required form if they aren’t paying attention.
Having Your Own Bottle of Fireflies
You may think that this activity will only apply to boys but you will be surprised to learn just how many girls are fascinated by fireflies as well. Armed with an empty jar and a long net for bug-catching, you can accompany them into the nearby river or bush to try and hunt for some fireflies. They should be very easy to spot at night if your area is where they make their habitat in.
You must first teach the kids on how they can efficiently capture the fireflies and to place them into the jar. Once they have more than a few in it, their jar will transform into a very cool looking night light.
Going Hopping Mad With Hopscotch
If there’s one thing that children are never lack of, it’s energy. So if you’re planning to have more than a few at your next child’s party, why not have them spend some of that energy by drawing squares on the pavement to make the unique yet classy combination of hopscotch? The kids will have a blast taking turns jumping on the boxes and they will have feel the challenge of needing to jump on one foot then alternating to the next.
Who says you need a screen in your hands to have fun when you have all these great classical games that new generation children have yet to experience?