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Beyond Horseshoes: Five Modern Lawn Games Your Kids Will Love

Beyond Horseshoes: Five Modern Lawn Games Your Kids Will Love

Moms and Dads, are you already struggling to get your kids off the sofa this summer?  What can they do instead of staring at TV or computer screens all day?

Here’s info on five modern games sure to be enjoyed by families across the Delta. Prices range from inexpensive to high-end, but all are sure to make you and your children happy during summer vacation. 
Take a look at to find out how to play each of the games below. Then scoot on over to for prices, customer reviews and ordering information. There’s something for everyone!

This oversized game is a life-sized version of the classic ring-dropping game. It’s great for two players, or with teams for championship matches. Appropriate for ages three and older. It teaches strategy and critical thinking while having fun. It can be played both indoors and outdoors.

This is a super-cool new game which combines horseshoes, bocce ball, and outdoor bowling. The game is fun and educational and is a recipient of the Dr. Top Top 10 Active Games & Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award! You can take it with you to BBQs, picnics, beach outings, and camping trips to add extra fun to any outdoor activity.  


This is also great for taking with you to the beach and camping. Appropriate for playing both indoors and outdoors. Includes: two heavy duty collapsible bucket targets, eight hacky sacks, backpack, carrying case and instructions. You can play three different ways: throw it, assist it, or hack it. There’s something for everyone: soccer, hacky sack, or cornhole players, young and old. It takes less than 20 seconds to assemble and breakdown, and is portable, with a carrying case.

This game includes two premium PVC targets, six bolas (three red and three blue), a carrying case and instructions. Bolas are made from real golf balls for authentic game play and use thick rope to prevent tangles. It’s a great game to get the entire family outside together.


This is a six-inch mini foam toy ball for toddlers and kids.It has a unique design: Hyacinthine Whale. It’s a super-cute animal foam basketball with creative and imaginative printing on a soft foam ball. The basketball is not too big or too small to play with for kids over 18 months. Makes a great gift. Also made by Chastep: Toddler Soft Training Animal Soccer Six-inch Mini Foam Ball (Ingenuous Turtle) and Mini Ball Set Pack of three balls, includes four-inch foam Volleyball, Classic Basketball, and Soccer Ball. Chastep products are the perfect size for kids. They have a nice grip and are lightweight, helping kids learn how to grab, throw and kick with confidence. These balls also don’t make a lot of noise, and kids won’t get hurt or break things when playing with them.
There’s a world of new games out there to get kids moving this summer! Look for more at
Happy summer!  

Judy Holmes and her husband, Richard, live in McComb, Mississippi. Herhobbies include reading and writing short stories, articles and essays. She works in childcare.

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