Games Kids Can Play Without Buying Equipment

When you have a group of children that are playing together, it can be hard to think of ways to keep them entertained. Kids sports are expensive, so let’s say you can’t be bothered to figure out whatever the best softball glove of the moment is or where to get the best deal on it. The following games can be played almost anywhere and do not require any special equipment.

Stuck In The Mud

This game is based on tag but there are a couple of differences that make the game more interesting. When a person is tagged they do not become it, but instead, have to stand with their legs apart until someone else is able to crawl under their legs and set them free. Depending on how many people are playing, there may be more than one person that is ‘on’. The game ends when everyone is stuck.

Duck Duck Goose

This is a popular game with younger children. Players will sit in a circle and one child will walk around the outside of the circle patting the other children on the head and saying duck. When they say goose the child whose head they have touched has to get up and run around the circle and try to sit down back in their place before the person who has tapped them gets there first. The person that is left standing will now be the one that walks around the outside of the circle. This can be repeated for as long as you want the game to last.

Simon Says

The object of this game is to do everything that Simon says. One person will give instructions to the rest of the group such as ‘Simon says stand on one leg’. If someone follows an instruction that does not begin with Simon says…… then they will be out. The winner is the person that is left when everyone else has been caught out.

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How to let kids explore and have fun without worrying too much


Many families have resorted to over-protective parenting in fear that maybe their children may get hurt if they go out there without company. However, what they don’t know is the risks that comes with over-protecting children. Over-protecting our children can a time be described as being detrimental to protecting them enough? Researchers have discovered that kids need freedom and not the usual supervised exercises we give them all the time. They need to do their things own their own and not always to be directed by an adult person. They need to also be able to solve their own problems, interact in the social world with their fellow kids, and also be able to regulate their own actions without elderly person’s interference.
In short, we need to stop protecting our children too much. We need to let them get out and have a test of this world, despite the dangers involved.
We have various ways of how we can let our kids explore and have fun without worrying ourselves too much because our role us parents is not only to protect them, but to also prepare them for the outside world. Such ways include;

Not having to worry so much about the dangers that they might encounter on their way-simply staying positive that they won’t get into any danger.
You can also teach them about various ways of handling risks and what to do in when in dangerous scenarios.
Don’t baby proof everything for your kid, let him explore; this includes leaving him or her to climb playgrounds on his own and not helping him, let your preschooler child play in the yard by himself and letting your schooler kid go to school with a friend or on his own.

Difference between Hippies now and in the 60s

A hippie is commonly referred to as a member of a counterculture that initially begun as a youth movement in the United States of America and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s and extended to other countries around the globe. The 60s and 70s caused an anti-war significance and an era of change. The fashion and style signified a fresh assurance in what people wore and ornamented in the in their bodies as well as a new sense of liberty. The fashion and style during those days were floppy hats, bell bottoms, flowers, long hair, tie-dye, flowing skirts as well as other symbols in the Baby Boomer generation. However, youths today have twisted the hippie trends through the incorporation of other fashions and styles into the mix. There are major differences between the hippies in the 60s and 70s and those in the current era.

Hippies in the 1960s did not spend an extra coin on ripped jeans compared to the dotcom ones. Secondly, hippies in the 60s did not use much of their money on clothes. This because they were cheap and women sewed their own clothes. Thirdly, a lot of women in the 60s did not have permanent tattoos even though they adorned their bodies using colored pens, make up, paints and henna. Modern hippies use other means of creative display like tattoo art and body piercing. Finally, the temporary tattoos were used on special occasions like weddings, celebrations and festivals while today’s hippies use permanent tattoos which cannot be changed to suit the mood.

All Natural Remedies That Actually Work


There are so many diverse remedies floating around for various illnesses, aches, and pains, but while some are truly reliable, some simply are not. It’s often difficult to determine which actually work and which will only leave you hanging with no improvements to whatever ailment you were trying to knock. Below are a few examples of some all natural remedies that have been scientifically proven to work.

If allergies get the best of you year after year, stop spending so much money on allergy medication and try this simple, yet very effective natural remedy. Believe it or not, if you can find fresh honey that is made within thirty miles of where you live, you have a natural defense against allergies at your fingertips. Simply eat a teaspoon of local made honey a day, and say so long to your allergy problems. Although it may sound far too simple to actually work, local honey is loaded with many of the triggers that you face which may set off your allergies. By ingesting this, your body will build a tolerance to your environment, and what once sent you in spiral of watery eyes and sneezes the size of Texas will, in time, start to feel like a breath of fresh air. It has also been stated that this helps people who have asthma, but in clarification, the truth behind that is people who have asthmatic attacks due to environmental components such as pollen will receive ample relief with this natural remedy, but others, with different triggers, will not receive the same results. It all simply depends on what triggers you.

Another great natural remedy that is spoken quite a lot is green tea. There are various things that people claim green tea can do. However, while green tea has great antioxidants and metabolism boosting properties, it is no miracle solution for weightloss. The truth of the matter, is that if you wish to lose weight, drinking green tea is a great place to start. It flushes your system and helps get rid of toxins in your body. If used correctly, it can also greatly boost your metabolism, but the more work you put in to getting the body you want, the better the results will be. Everyone wants to believe in a magic pill or drink that will melt any unwanted fat and give you the body you always wanted, but life is just not that simple. Green tea can help you to achieve your weight loss goals, but like with anything, the reward will truly be known when you get active and push through the pain to get to where you want to be. Hard work and determination accompanied by the wonderful properties of green tea will give you the success story you so rightly deserve.