You’ll need a length of rope (if you’re playing in the grass) or some sidewalk chalk (if you’re playing on concrete or pavement). You’ll also need balls of all different sizes–basketballs, soccer balls, beach balls, etc. [Read more…]
Although we want our boys to simply enjoy nature, that often doesn’t happen without some type of entertainment–especially in today’s “there’s an app for that” society.
Hiking games are a great way to entertain your boys while getting (and keeping) them outside.
Have your boys ever used Quizlet to study for a test? It is an incredibly useful tool that our school told us about. And it’s FREE!
The Quizlet website explains it like this: “Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes. It was created by high school sophomore Andrew Sutherland in 2005 and now contains over 30 million study sets. All of the material is user-generated.”
A “study set” is pretty much a list of terms and definitions. You can create your own or search for a set that someone else has created. When my son was in fourth grade, I created one called “Tennessee Early History and Important People” to help him study for a social studies test.
My son has also created sets himself. Just by typing the information, he’s studying! [Read more…]
Don’t you just love those cute little Tigers? They are adorable! But then you try to teach them the Cub Scout Bobcat requirements. Between the boys asking when they’re going home and if they’re getting a snack, it’s hard to keep their attention!
We do have to remember they’re first graders, so it’s up to us to find fun ways for them to learn the important Bobcat requirements such as the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. [Read more…]
Do you need a quick game to get the boys moving? Have they sat just a little too long and need to stretch? Do you need a simple Cub Scout gathering activity?