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Play With Your Food

  Have You Played With Your Food Lately? Go play with your food. That’s right. I said it. It’s break the rules week here at It’s All Kid’s Play and this is a nice, fun place to start! And if you need some inspiration… how about: Spaghetti. Slurp it. Milk. Blow bubbles in it. Gargle

Break the Rules Inspiration

On Monday I declared it Break The Rules Week. (If you are wondering why, the argument on why breaking the rules is a good developmental tool for kids is posted here.) I also promised you some inspiration for what kinds of rules you might break throughout the week. (Have you broken any yet? Share your

Break the Rules

I officially declare it… Break the Rules Week Why? Because it is October already. Why? Because kids have already been strapped to desks and other structured activities for a month and you can see the grind beginning to wear on them already. Their goofy, playful spirits are starting to look a little less so… goofy

Magnetic Pennies: Will They Stick?

  Do you have a jar full of pennies? Ever wondered if they are magnetic? Magnetic pennies? Wait a second… pennies are made of copper which is not magnetic. Why are we talking about magnetic pennies? Because some of them… wait for it… are! Yes, some pennies are magnetic. Which Pennies are Magnetic? Some years

How to Play Shadow Tag

How to Play Shadow Tag The game of tag is a classic childhood favourite game and chances are you’ve played a TON of tag variations. This one is called Shadow Tag. To play Shadow Tag you need two or more players (lots is good!) and enough sun outside to cast a shadow. If you have

Three-Way Thumb War

How the Three-Way Thumb War Came to Be Leave it to kids. They want to have a thumb war, but there are three who want to play this two player game. Nobody wants to be left out. What to do? An adult would say: Tough luck. OR:Someone will be left out. OR: You can’t. OR:

Destination Imagination: A Team Leader Interview

It’s Back to School and Extracurricular Time! The other day I met someone whose role embodies free play, independence fostering, and all sorts of wonderful things we never really take time to think about but are instrumental in developing the skills we value in our future leaders. Her name is Christine Berman and she is