18 Get-Off-the-Couch Games
Get your kid moving with these fun games -- he won't even realize he's getting exercise!
Games for Two (or More)
Got some competitive kids? Set up a race: Place two widemouthed jars (or small bowls) at a finish line. Mark a starting point about 15 feet away, and give each child a potato. They'll race, carrying the potato between their knees, to see who can drop it into the jar first, no hands allowed. If racers (walking, hopping, running, falling down laughing) drop the potato, they must go back to the starting line.
Kris Bordessa is the author of several books of activities for kids, including most recently Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself.