Daily Activities — level-up challenges

Back-to-Back Ball Challenge—an Easy Boredom Buster with a Bouncy Ball!

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Back-to-Back Ball Challenge—an Easy Boredom Buster with a Bouncy Ball!

This type of boredom buster is my favorite because you can find ways to “level up” the challenge in creative ways. And all you need is a bouncy ball!

Place a bouncy ball in the palm of your right hand. Toss it into the air and bounce it off the palm of your left hand. Bounce it back toward the right hand but have it bounce on the back side of the hand, then bounce it off the back of the left hand—all in one continuous bouncing motion. See how many times in a row you can bounce it back and forth between the palms and backs of your hands.

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Phrase Rephrase—Easy, Fun, and Educational Word Game and Party Game

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Phrase Rephrase—Easy, Fun, and Educational Word Game and Party Game

Words help us form phrases each day. But this game with letter card game decks features a role reversal that’s all about finding how the phrase can form words! This game provides a great brain exercise to help the mind connect letters in new ways, and it’s a fun spelling game for increasing vocabulary as well.

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2-Stick Ball Run—an Easy 5-Minute Game and Boredom Buster for Screen-Free Family Time

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2-Stick Ball Run—an Easy 5-Minute Game and Boredom Buster for Screen-Free Family Time

This 2-Stick Ball Run challenge is all about finding the right mix between balance and speed. It also encourages creativity to invent level-up challenges that keep your family entertained for screen-free time. You’ll even have opportunities to talk to your children about resilience, priorities, and balance. 

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