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Category Archives: games

Cardboard Tube Marble Run

After seeing this marble run in Pinterest I didn`t think twice. In three minutes our marble run was ready :) It was quite fiddly to get the marbles through the … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · 2 Comments


We played checkers today. And of course we made our own board out of cardboard and little yoghurt pot lids. We glued some punched out  snowflakes on top of the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

Battleship Game- Laevade pommitamine

Do you play Battleship Game with your children? I used to play it often when I was a kid. So today I thought to introduce the game to my daughter. … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 6 Comments

Number memory game

Do you remember these memory games? My daughter was four when we first made them and we used to play them as a simple memory game. Now that  she is … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mini Skittles

We played skittles today. These little cuties are made of empty yoghurt pots. We wrote numbers underneath the bottles and counted the scores afterwards. For throwing we used marbles. It … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Two Easy Games

I saw these on Pinterest and knew that we would make them and play them one evening when we were bored. Yes, we are bored sometimes :D But usually not … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 2 Comments


It is such a joy when your child takes out your handmade toys to play with! So today whilst I was doing the dishes she took out the playground and played … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment


Play a game! Take a pipe cleaner and attach a cone on top of it with sticky tape. Scrunch up a small piece of tissue paper.. put it inside the … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

We Played A Gingerbread Man Game!

Found here through Pinterest. Cut out a gingerbread man shape. Write some numbers from 1 to 6 as many times as you want. Now throw the dice and mark off … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Marble Run

I was browsing my old posts a few days  ago and found the post about marble run. As we didn`t make it last year I thought we would give it … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

Two In One

I wanted to make a basketball game (inspiration from Mister Maker) and was looking for a pole.  Then I saw this old game and the cardboard tube fitted exactly, so … Continue reading

November 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

Don`t Eat Jack

. The idea of the game is to eat all the chocolates, except for “Jack”. You put chocolates on each of the squres on the board – we made the … Continue reading

October 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Halloween Bingo

For a couple of years now we have been playing  Halloween Bingo from Crayola website around Halloween time. It is really fun. I printed out the sheets and from one … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Pat- a- cake, pat- a- cake..

I was so happy to see that my little one found lots of other ways to play with our bean bags. I absolutely LOVE it when children make up their … Continue reading

September 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

An Apple Picking Game

This is our Apple Picking Game inspired by this post. You all have visited Frugal Family Fun Blog already, haven`t you! If not then it`s about time to do so … Continue reading

September 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bean Bags Toss Game

Today we played a Bean Bags Toss Game.. well it`s actually a Rice Tights Toss Game :D I have been thinking of making bean bags for a while but sewing … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · 4 Comments

Paper Cup Games

A week ago we had a little trip by train and on our way back all of us (there were five of us altogether) had a nice cup of tea. … Continue reading

February 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

TV in the Bedroom!

Lots of people have TVs in their bedrooms now – children just as much as grown ups, including some of Annabel’s friends (and they are only 5). So we thought … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · 8 Comments

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This is Annabel`s favourite story lately. She has read it over and over again making different voices and faces… It is a story of about 3 billy goats who want … Continue reading

February 13, 2011 · 3 Comments

Paper Plate Ring Toss Game

I had planned making a paper plate ring toss game for  a while now but as I wanted to use empty plastic bottles I had to wait until we were able to … Continue reading

January 28, 2011 · 3 Comments

An Evening Game

Lil  Mermaid made this apple tree picture a month ago. As there was some space left  I thought we could add some people picking apples. So she drew some people, I cut them … Continue reading

November 4, 2010 · 8 Comments



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