|If my kids were younger, I’d enter a Moon Ball game.|
I was disappointed that my boys are too old to enter this contest, but then I realized that I can enter vicariously through you, dear readers. Indeed, I was psyched when a friend told me she garnered a spot at an upcoming NASA social media event that she’d learned about through my Facebook page. I’m a connector at heart, so stuff like that makes me happy. Put on your thinking caps (are these still a thing?) and come up with the funnest backyard game you can think of.
Clif Kid (Clif Bars for the younger set) is sponsoring the Backyard Game of the Year Contest. Kids share basic information like the name of their game, how many kids can play, necessary equipment, rules and instructions, plus photos (if available). All that work might be the ticket to a $10,000 scholarship in the form of a check from the sponsor, plus a bike + helmet, and more than $3,000 to use for a neighborhood party. Sweet!
Enter now through July 3, 2014. Parents submit entries on behalf of their kids age 6-12, but should note that part of the judging includes the “likelihood that it was created by a kid.” Read the fine print here.
In addition to serving as an entry point, the contest site is also serves as a game finder search engine. You can indicate the site of your group and the type of activity you desire, such as nature. Sadly, it’s not terribly robust yet. Perhaps it will be built out as ideas roll in.
I learned about the contest via my Twitter stream and thought it was an opportunity worth sharing. I like most things that get kids up and and moving, especially outside and without a screen in front of them. This post was not sponsored. Actually, I think I spent enough on Clif Bars for my high school athlete to subsidize a substantial portion of the prize.
Need ideas? How about Blast the Blob?