How to Have a Lumberjack Competition With Your Kids

Have your kids ever heard stories of lumberjacks like Paul Bunyan?

Want to create some unique backyard fun for your family?

Create a family lumberjack competition.

It’s simple to set up and gets everyone outside for some friendly competition. Not only are the activities fun, but you’ll also learn about a fascinating industry with deep historical roots.

In this article I’ll explain how to put together kid-friendly versions of real competitive events from actual lumberjack competitions.

Looking for some lumberjack style historical fun? Create kid friendly versions of professional logging games in your own family lumberjack competition. Timber!

Why a Lumberjack Competition?

A lumberjack competition is a great opportunity to combine the cerebral with the physical! You’ll get your kids outdoors for an adventure that’s part obstacle course, part relay race, part target practice and all fun! Plus, you’ll be able to sneak in a fascinating history and social sciences lesson about this tradition.

Lumberjacks and lumberjills, or loggers as they’re referred to today, are people who cut down trees to harvest lumber. Your family won’t be cutting down any trees. Instead, you’ll participate in fun games that simulate some of the skills used in logging.

It’s easy to create your own competition, using materials found at home or any big-box store.

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How to Have a Water Gun Target Practice With Your Kids

Do your kids need to burn off some energy?

Want a fun activity that’s both cool and crafty?

Have a water gun adventure with your family.

Make targets, practice shooting and then stage a water fight as a family. It’s good creative and physical play and it’s lots of fun.

In this article I’ll share how to have a have a water gun adventure that’ll keep everyone cool all summer long.

Want a summer activity that's cool and crafty? Have a water gun adventure with your kids. Make targets, practice shooting, have a water fight. It's a blast!

Why Have a Water Gun Adventure?

Kids love playing in and with water. It’s one of the staples of summertime. Whether they run through the sprinklers, play water balloon games or take part in a good old-fashioned water fight, they’re bound to have a good time, no pool or beach required.

Join your kids in the fun with a water gun adventure. This activity combines crafts and target practice while you prepare for the ultimate water fight.

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How to Turn Trips to The Store Into Adventures for Your Kids

Are your errand days excruciating, with kids complaining and nagging about going from store to store?

Do you rush through your shopping, trying to finish before the kids melt down?

Tired of hearing, “are we done yet?”

What if there was a way to get your kids excited about running errands? To make them beg to go out shopping?

In this article I’ll teach you how to turn your weekly chores into a fun challenge game that will hold your kids’ interest until you get home.

It may even help with their math skills and teach them to be smarter consumers, but we’ll keep that between us!

Errand adventure: turn your shopping chores into a fun challenge, hold your kids' interest, improve their math skills and teach them to be smarter consumers.

Why Play an Errand Day Game?

Running errands is just one of those things you have to do—a necessary part of life. When your kids complain and fuss, the chore becomes even worse.

I’ll teach you how my family was able to transform a day of drudgery into a fun filled family day of play with a simple game and how you can do the same.

You’ll still have to get your shopping done, but when the kids are happy, you’ll be happy, too, and the task will be much more pleasant.

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How to Produce a Backyard Olympics With Your Kids

Do your kids like a little friendly competition?

Want to get your family outdoors for some fun?

In this article, I’ll show you how to produce Olympic Games (kids version) right in your own backyard.

Your kids and their friends will remember it for years to come.

Backyard Olympics: discover how to plan Olympic Games (kids version) in your backyard that your children and friends will remember for years.

Why Hold Your Own Backyard Olympics?

Watching the Olympic Games on television is a great way to introduce your children to a wide variety of sporting events. But watching isn’t everything. Many of today’s children and teens spend too many hours in front of computer screens and TV sets.

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