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)
Tie a balloon to each player's right leg with a three-foot length of string. When everyone's outfitted, assemble the kids in the garage or a room with lots of open space. The goal is to pop the other players' balloons by stomping on them. Once a kid's balloon is popped, he's out. Loud, wild, fun. (Have them pick up the bits of balloon left on the floor afterward. They're
a choking hazard for littler kids.)
Place a large bowl or bucket in each room and give each player a rolled-up sock. Have the players stand in the doorway and take aim, trying to get their sock into the bowl. As each player scores, he progresses to the next room. The first person to complete the entire circuit is the winner.