Outdoor Games for Kids’ Parties

This is a guest post by David Reeves.

Are you planning a party? Party games are essential to keep young guests entertained, but they can become quite messy. If you are looking to have fun and maybe sneak in a little learning, but want to keep the mess outside, consider these great party games.

1. Water Gun Games

Have each of the kids bring a water gun (and have a few on standby for those who don’t have one) and hang two empty plastic garden watering cans from ropes at about head level. Divide the kids into two teams, and have them use their guns to squirt the watering cans from one end of the rope to the next. The first team to get their can to the end of the rope is the winner.

If the kids are older, add water balloon defense to the game. While they play, kids will be learning how to use waterpower to make something move, and they will get the chance to improve their aim and coordination.

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Video: Trailer For Wish I Was Here

Now that I am a dad I easily get sucked into movies that have anything to do with fatherhood. That is just one of the things that hooked me into this trailer for Wish I Was Here. Also, it is by Zach Braff and that song used really sticks in your head.

I was a fan of Garden State many years ago. I am a fan of Braff’s odd look at life and how he writes. I am a fan that he has a scene with his longtime Scrubs co-star. I won’t see this one at the movies, but I will certainly catch it on Netflix one day.

Good or bad, I am certain it will have a kick-ass soundtrack.

The Best Of Like A Dad


While we are away enjoying the sun, sand and cottage life this week, I wanted to take a look back at some of the more popular posts on Like A Dad. Based on the numbers, people love their Big Green Egg.

Fresh content coming next week. The mind will be charged and ready to roll.

The Best Of Like A Dad

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Dad-I-Cated Bloggers: Oren Miller Of A Blogger And A Father

The dad blog community is a very passionate, strong and fun-filled group. Every Monday, I want to introduce you to one of them and give back to a gang that I am proud to be a part of.

This week: Oren Miller of A Blogger And A Father.

A little about the Blogger Father right from the blog

I started writing here a little after my wife and I had our first kid in 2007. I was still blogging mostly elsewhere about everything and anything and nothing much, but gradually this blog became my main (then the only) one, since I was a stay-at-home dad, living breathing dreaming fatherhood 24/7.

I first encountered Oren, when I started my dad blog. I was looking for a community of dad bloggers like I used to have with my sports blog, Cuzoogle. Networking with your own niche is quite important for sharing ideas, helping each other out with tips or promotion and of course reading what everyone as to say.

I don’t even remember how I found it, but I stumbled upon this dad community on Facebook called “Dad Bloggers Group.” Catchy right?

There were a few hundred when I joined and now it is closing in on 400 dad bloggers.

Oren from what I can tell is a very opinionated and passionate dad. He is always offering advice, thoughts, wise cracks and more in the group. From this it got me to reading his blog. I enjoy his style of writing and his style of parenting.

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