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Indoor Summer Family Fun ~ Carnival Games - Simply Helping Him: Marriage Experience from a Help Meet



Jun 04

Indoor Summer Family Fun ~ Carnival Games

It’s easy to find fun summer family activities for bright and sunny days—but what about those rainy ones where it’s too soggy to go outside?  We like to make up fun games to play indoors.  Sometimes we even get great snacks to go along with them!
One day we had a frozen yogurt party.  We gathered lots of different kinds of frozen yogurt, along with some yummy toppings.
We wanted to create a carnival game that also used the frozen yogurt theme, so we decided to make something that we could reuse over and over—a Bean Bag Toss!

We bought a large Elmer’s Tri-Fold Display Board and made holes in it with a razor blade. Then we decorated it to look like a great big frozen yogurt cone.  The glitter sprinkles were made using Elmer’s Glitter Paint Pens.  We made one side a list of Rules and the other side a list of High Scores.  The scores are written on sticky notes so they can be changed out as scores improve!
Lynzie made some bean bags in preparation for the game.  Aren’t they adorable?  She made them to look like scoops of frozen yogurt with sprinkles on top!  She used felt pieces, beads and beans.
Everyone had lots of fun playing the Bean Bag Toss game!
We taped lines on the floor at three different distances from the board so everyone would be challenged.
Rule #4:  Only those old enough to read the rules have to obey them!
After we were finished with our game, we had a TCBY tasting party!  
Cainan had chosen one of each pint that our store had in stock and the kids got to try them all!
It cracks me up to see the kids’ faces when we give them a big treat like this.  They RARELY get sweets!
What a fun way to spend a rainy day!
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  1. Benny Crastle

    Really, in summer most of the children are showing interest on playing games. Summer is the fun time, playing indoor and outdoor games are giving the best entertainmet to them. Not only entertainmetn but also you can gain more knowledge and memory power.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Summer does provide lots of time outside, but on the rainy days or days that are just too hot to play outside I love Sarah’s ideas she shared here! Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  2. Kate @ Teaching What is Good

    Oh fun!!! My children are mostly grown past these kinds of games, but they are such fun. Thanks for linking this up with me this week!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Sarah is always so inventive! 🙂 You’re very welcome! Thanks for hosting! Blessings!

  3. hsmominmo

    How fun! I love that this game could be played indoors or out.
    Did everyone vote on their favorite flavor when the taste-testing was all finished?
    You scored some major fun-mom points with this activity! Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, multi-use/multi-purpose games are great! 🙂 Sarah’s kids are very blessed with all her creative ideas! Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  4. Hannah J

    What a great idea! I always struggle with what to do when you’re stuck inside. We tend to do a lot of nothing at my house. It’s sad. But, I love this idea. I think I might try to make a similar game. Thanks so much.

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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I agree! We usually end up spending the day reading or watching a movie cuddled up. I love Sarah’s creativity! 🙂 Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  5. jeannine: waddlee-ah-chaa

    Hi from HHH!
    Who wouldn’t love a frozen yogurt day?! Those bean bags look simply delicious. What a fun day!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Doesn’t that just sound delish? Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  6. Sharon

    What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      You’re very welcome! Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  7. Ribena Tina @ Ribena Musings

    Wow, not only is that game very inventive but the photos of all the different flavours had my drooling and wishing I lived elsewhere than the UK right now. x

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Sarah is very creative! She is always inspiring me to do more in the decorating department! Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  8. Gail @

    Oh, my! Are you a fun mom.
    I think this is such a fun way to give your kids a celebration.
    the game is cute with the felt ice cream throws.
    I believe God designed us for occasional celebrations.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Isn’t she though?! I loved Sarah’s ideas that she shared here today! What a blessing it is to have other ladies in my lil corner share their hearts passions! Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

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