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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.

How to Play: Capture the Flag

Run and get your flag before the other team! Credit: Getty Images What you need: Two equally-numbered teams, a large playing field divi...Get your flag first to win the game.

How to Play: Free the Fowl

Free the fowl! Credit: Getty Images What you need: An empty soft drink can, chalk. How to play: In this variation of Kic...All you need is an empty soft drink can, chalk.

Best Storybook Apps for Kids

Storybook apps are for kids of all ages! Credit: Getty Images We're loving the new book apps you can download onto your smartphone or iP...Storybook apps can help encourage lifelong readership.

How to Play:Tag Till You Drop

Three tags and you're dead! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need at least four players and a large outdoor playing area.
How...
Don't get wounded by Mr. Yuck

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