Friday, July 22, 2011

Hot Summer Days

As the summer days dwindle we find ourselves searching for new ways to pass these dog days. Things that keep us cool and things that entertain boys. An afternoon in the sprinkler is always required or a dip in the community pool. But sometimes we need a new idea.

Our latest activity we learned at our local library during one of their fabulous summer reading program events. The theme was "Games from Around the World". Do you remember playing hopscotch on the grade school playground? We love this variation on the game originating from France. It's called Escargot ("snail").

You'll need a large concrete area and chalk (or for indoor play painters tape works well). View the instructions for playing Escargot here.

Sidewalk Chalk
and here we goLink

The boys even talked Daddy into playing. We had a full evening playing and laughing and exercising!

You might also be interested in these other variations of this classic playground game.

Our next activity: Giant Bubbles! (thanks to our friend at Cilicia's Home and Hearth for sharing this activity from Design Dazzle with us!) and some rubberband shooters 'cause we are boys and it's fun!


Amelia's Soap Co. said...

What lucky boys to have such awesome things to do for the summer!

Swedie said...

Your "here" link for the instructions to play Escargot is bad. Thanks for the idea.

Life Soap Simple said...

Amelia's, I hope they remember all this stuff when they are older and teach them to their own kiddos.

Swedie, I fixed that link. Thanks for letting me know.