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Fun Indoor/Outdoor Activities for Kids

Need something creative to do with the kiddos indoors on a rainy day? Need something fun to do with the kiddos outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air, after you’re done gardening with them?

Need something that will entertain you (as you watch the shenanginas) as much as your younger charges?

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Take a gander: Stop the Watch: A Book of Everyday, Ordinary, Anybody Olympics!

Fun Indoor/Outdoor Activities for the Kids

From Klutz:

Our effort to turn you into a world champion — in something. It contains 46 fabulously ordinary events (like walking up the stairs with a book balanced on your head, or switching your shoelaces), done for time. Packaged with a battery included stopwatch that’s cute as a button and just as simple to operate.


  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Series: Klutz
  • Paperback: 71 pages
  • Publisher: Klutz (September 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878257528
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878257529
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 6.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

If I remember correctly, Boy used his stop watch into oblivion. This was a fun go-to book for the family, as well as when he had friends or cousins over.

There are solo events, two-person team events and all-day events.  The best part about many of the events is that they sharpen math skills, utilize physical fitness, include mental stretching and even encourage nutritious snacking (a raisin toss).  All the things we grown-ups like to see in games for the young or young-at-heart!

While the stop watch is long dead and gone, when Sweet E is old enough for this book, we’ll substitute my running watch timer instead.

So. Much. Fun.

Happy Fun, my babies!




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Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

Wednesday 7th of May 2014

My kids loved this kind of stuff when they were little! Treasure hunts too...they always wanted me to set up treasure hunts!

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 7th of May 2014

So many treasure hunts! I can't wait until Sweet E hits that age.

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