I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace.
I honor the place in you where,
if you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
there is only one of us.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Classic Kids Outdoor Games Still Have Appeal
Try These Games That Parents and Grandparents Used to Play
By Susan Adcox

In a simpler time, kids played outdoors all the time. As Adair Lara says, they "were set out in the yard in the morning and brought in at night, like cats." To stave off boredom, they played every game they had ever heard of, and invented hundreds of variations. Today, children tend to get more screen time and less scream time. Concern about physical fitness has led to a myriad of experts recommending more outdoor play. These classic kids outdoor games are just what the doctor ordered, and besides that, they're a lot of fun. If the weather isn't suitable for outdoor play, try these other old-fashioned games.

1. Swing the Statue

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2. Sneaky Sprinkler

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Kids and water are a dynamite duo. Put the kids in their swimsuits or old clothes, and let the good times begin. You never know when that Sneaky Sprinkler is going to go off!

3. Horse Basketball

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If there's a basketball goal and basketball in the vicinity, you have everything you need for a game of Horse. A game of shooting skill, Horse is fun for young and old.

4. Red Light, Green Light

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5. Shadowing

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A tracking game played by Boy Scouts for many years, Shadowing can be played by groups both large and small. Powers of observation are important for successful shadowing.

6. Hide-and-Seek

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Who doesn't know how to play hide-and-seek? Ah, but have you ever played Chain Hide-and-Seek or Sardines? Why be content with the classic kids game when you can give it a new twist?

7. Flashlight Tag

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8. Red Rover

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