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I’m a big fan of words. And everything that has to do with words: reading, writing, talking. I have several word game apps on my phone that I play. My Mom and I get pretty competitive. (She’s a little annoyed that I’m beating her in all of our games at the moment. Sorry, Mom! #sorrynotsorry). So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when I was thinking of new outdoor games to play with the kids that a DIY Outdoor Word Game would be at the top of my list.
We’re lucky that our apartment is literally across the street from a city park. While we might not have a yard of our own, my boys still have the chance to get some time outdoors every day. I’ve discovered this is important with three boys. The youngest especially sometimes need to just run around the park doing laps. Of course, the boys aren’t the only ones who need outdoor time. The sunshine on my face makes my day better, too.
We almost always take a toy or game with us when we head to the park. I love a game that is fun and a little educational. Littlest is obsessed with reading lately (yay!) so this game is perfect for him as well as the twins.
I really only needed three supplies for my DIY Outdoor Word Game project:
- Adhesive letters
- Black Marker
I bought a square package of cardstock that came in a variety of colors. This saved me from having to cut squares all the same size. I bought a package of adhesive letters, the biggest that would fit on my squares. Peel and stick the letters to the cardstock and your project is already halfway finished.
Then I needed to decide a point value for my letters. This is what I came up with: A-1, B-3, C-3, D-2, E-1, F-4, G-3, H-3, I-1, J-10, K-5, L-2, M-3, N-1, O-1, P-3, Q-10, R-1, S-1, T-1, U-2, V-4, W-5, X-8, Y-3, Z-10. I used the marker to write the point value in the upper right hand corner of each letter.
Before I head outside for some educational fun in the sun, I needed to make a quick stop at Walgreens and pick up a bottle of Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™. While I love spending time outdoors with my kids quite often my eyes get really dry and itchy. The new Clear Eyes® Multi Symptom provides up to 12 hours of comfort for red, itchy, dry, or irritated eyes like mine.
Another reason my Mom loves words, she’s a high school English teacher. I bet she is overjoyed that her grandkids will be playing word games this summer. Here’s our DIY Outdoor Word Game in action!
We’ll be spending lots of time outdoors this summer between the park, pool, and camping. Thankfully I’m ready for all the summer fun! Grab your Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™ online coupon so you’ll be ready, too.
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This is such a great idea! Where did you find the adhesive letters?
These DIY yard dice are a great project to make with your kids and will keep the family entertained with Yahtzee and other games all summer long!