{Summer Camp} Turn YOUR DECK into a BOARD GAME!


Hello Everyone!
My name is Desiree from The 36th Avenue.

I am SO EXCITED and honored  to visit here today as one of the
Summer Camp Counselors

Thanks Toni for having me…♥
Among all of the hundreds of things that I love to do
I have to say that spending time with my family
is NUMBER ONE.
So let me share with all of you one of the latest activities that we did together in our backyard.
I call this…. OUR GIANT GAME BOARD.
These are the basic items that I used:
A pair of wood dice that I made from 4×4 lumber, masking tape to make the game board, and chalk.
For the activities I got a bunch of little games from Target in the Dollar aisle… LOVE THE CRAZY BRIGHT COLORS!
…The first thing we did was make the “board” for the game with the tape and write with the chalk different activities that the children suggested on each of the empty spaces… Some of the SUMMERLICIOUS fun included:
 Water fight, sing a song, do the chicken dance, make a silly face, jump on the trampolineand some other fun stuff.
 I {♥} the “finish and “start” that one of my girls made with the masking tape.
Then we were ready to play!
Basically all we did was roll the pair of dice right on the floor.
One of them had numbers that represented how many spaces the person playing should move. And the second dice had actions as “group hugs”,  “lose a turn”,  “go back one space” and so on.
The hit of the game however was the “Crazy  Hat”, because whoever ended up with the hat on their head won a special treat…
So…Let me share with you some of the pics of our favorite activities… The noodle fight while JUMPING on the trampoline was
SO MUCH FUN!
{ TRAMPOLIN” is what you get when a Spaniard asks her 10 years old daughter how to spell TRAMPOLINE …Oops!  }
…I almost got killed in the balloon water fight!
…The kids loved the Spoon Egg Race.
This was ADORABLE!

My favorite however were the simple little activities as
“Be a CLOWN”

 

“PUT a Silly Face”

and of course the best one of all for me… “REST FOR A TURN AND LET YOUR MAMA KISS YOU ;)”

When we were done playing it took less than 5 minutes to clean up… {ALWAYS A PLUS IN OUR HOME} We just put everything back inside of the box that I prelabeled using vinyl…

…and cleaned the deck with water to get rid of the chalk.

This would be a great easy idea for any summer or birthday party. I am keeping the tape on our deck as long as it lasts…I am thinking to use the “board” for some other theme activities as a remedy for the “I am bored”syndrome that at least my children seem to have all summer long ;) “Nature Hunts” or “Pretend School” are some of the themes that came into my mind…
Who would know that a piece of Masking Tape could create so much fun!

Make sure you click HERE to see the tutorial of HOW TO MAKE the DICE…

 
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Summer Camp Counselors amazing summertime fun and ideas!

 
Posted on July 13, 2011
 
Categories: creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, summer camp, summer camp

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  1. Dianne says:
    July 13, 2011

    What a great idea..this would be a great grandma camp idea

  2. Angel says:
    July 13, 2011

    I want to come PLAY at your house! What FUN!

  3. Anonymous says:
    July 13, 2011

    Can't wait to make a set of dice and create this idea of an outside boardgame for my kids!

  4. Krafty Kat says:
    July 13, 2011

    Awesome idea! Would be lots of fun. Sharing this on my FB page!

  5. Erica @ Doodles and Doilies says:
    July 13, 2011

    This is such a fun idea! I can't wait to try it!

  6. Brandon Duncan says:
    July 13, 2011

    Wow! Very impressive! This is cute idea. The next time we live in a place with a deck, I am going to look into something like this.

    (Found you through a link on FB from Smart Mom University!)

  7. Smallgood says:
    July 13, 2011

    Best idea ever! I would play this until no one wanted to play with me anymore.

  8. Evelene S says:
    July 14, 2011

    What a fun game and you all looked like so happy!

  9. DesignDazzle.blogspot.com says:
    July 14, 2011

    So amazing!! Thanks Desiree for sharing such a fun game. Come to my home anytime with your fab ideas!

  10. BellaVida says:
    July 17, 2011

    What a great fun idea. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading future posts.

    Bella Vida by Letty
    Have a great day.

  11. JDaniel4's Mom says:
    July 22, 2011

    This looks like such fun! I love that you can change the information in the squares.

  12. Anel @ T.N.C. mom says:
    July 26, 2011

    I love this idea! I'm going to give it a try at my son's birthday party in august :)

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  14. Anonymous says:
    April 19, 2012

    Found your blog when Pottery Barn Kids posted a link here on Pinterest. This looks like SO MUCH FUN! What a fun, creative mom you are! I can not wait to recreate this with my boys this summer. Where did you get the big spoons you used for the egg race??

    Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, as a person who loves to do stuff like this but is not super creative, I really appreciate it! Can't wait to explore more of your blog.

    Natalie

  15. Anonymous says:
    July 2, 2012

    I made this in the backyard while the kids were sleeping for nap. I am a nanny of a 5yr old, 8yr old and a 17yr old with special needs. I used some of your ideas and improvised on items I didn't have. We played all afternoon- well into dinner time. Huge hit! Thank you for a great idea.

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