This post was sponsored by the Genius of Play. As always, the opinions are my own.
My son’s Cub Scout den loves to go outside to play! We’re all trying hard to “put the outing back in Scouting,” and playing Cub Scout games outside before or after a den meeting counts.
Sometimes, it’s hard to think of a game they can play that’s simple and fun. That’s where the folks at the Genius of Play can help! Their website has 6 fun activities that make perfect Cub Scout games to play outdoors.
I wrote about the Genius of Play in the past, so make sure you check out their suggestions for gathering activities, den games and adventure fun.
The smile game is such a fun game that can be played quickly as a Cub Scout gathering activity or as an active game when the boys have been sitting too long.
It can also be used to complete Bear Elective Adventure – Roaring Laughter 4: With a partner, play a game that makes you laugh.
The other wonderful attribute of this Cub Scout gathering activity game is that there are NO supplies required–just some boys! Continue reading
One of the most fun Cub Scout activities that our pack has done is the Tape Ball activity that I told you about in this post. Continue reading
Has your pack ever played the Tape Ball game? If not, you’re missing out because the boys love it! You can watch a video of me making a tape ball.
We’ve used it twice as a Round-Up activity. We started the Round-Up with an opening ceremony with both parents and kids. Then, our local Boy Scout Troop helped us out. They took the boys outside and led the tape ball activity for us. Continue reading
Do you remember cootie catchers? Some of you may know them as fortune tellers. I used to love those things! I remember playing with my oldest friend, Susan, when we attended Brandon Elementary School. So fun!
Back in the day (and I’m not going to say how long ago that day was! HA!), we used these for fun. Now, cootie catchers are being used as learning tools. If you search for “cootie catchers” on Pinterest, you’ll find them for math, reading comprehension, an author’s purpose, the Bill of Rights, the scientific method, writing prompts and more. Continue reading
Good Cub Scout gathering activities can start a meeting out on a great note. So, I was excited when I found this online puzzle maker. With A to Z Teacher Stuff, you can make your own custom word searches and crossword puzzles.
If you need a fun, quick activity to do after a passive task, energize your boys with the Rattlesnake Game!
A milk carton or a paper bag is the rattlesnake. Or if you left the milk carton at home like I did, look in your supply bin and grab something that’s about the same size to use.
Put your rattlesnake on the floor, and have the boys form a circle around it. Each boy will grasp his neighbor’s hands. Continue reading