Activities: Big Kids

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How to Play: Ghost

Lose the game, and become a "ghost." Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need for this game is at least two players.
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Don't complete a word... if you do, then you lose!

How to Play: My Father Owns a Grocery Store

What items are in your "grocery store?" Credit: Getty Images What you need: This is a game to play while riding in a car on a road trip...Get through the alphabet of items at your father's grocery store.

How to Play: Flashlight Tag

Lighten up with a game of Flashlight Tag. Credit: Getty Images What you need: Of course, you will need a flashlight. This game is best ...When light isn't a good thing!

How to Play: Musical Chairs

Last one sitting wins! Credit: Getty Images What you need: A group of children, a bunch of chairs (one fewer than the number of childre...Don't get caught standing when the music stops.

How to Play: Spit

Get your spit piles lined up. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two players and a standard deck of playing cards.
How to play: S...
Get rid of all your cards first!

Getting Your Child Ready for Camp

I remember once speaking about camp with parents of a 12-year-old girl I'd been seeing in my psychotherapy practice. The girl had expressed an int...Camp is about making some of the best friends of your life. It's an exercise in self-reliance and social learning.

How to Play: Football Toss Contest

Swing it! Credit: Getty Images What you need: You need a tire, a rope, four or more footballs, and a place to hang the tir...Throw the ball through the tire to win this game.

How to Play: Duck, Duck, Goose

Duck, duck, duck ... Goose! Credit: Getty Images What you need: All you need for this game is a group of kids. It can be played indoors...Tag the goose or else you'll be the goose instead.

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