31 Games - Limbo

Is your 3-year-old the youngest of the family, or are all the kids your child plays with close to that same age?  If so, then you know how difficult it can be to find ways for them to all be involved in the fun and games - so many choices are just too advanced for this age.

But now, you'll have a list of 31 unique games that even a 3-year-old can join in with.  A few of these ideas will be best for the preschool set, but most will work for a wide range of ages!

Click on over here to see the full list, but read on for this great game idea!

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This physically challenging contest is actually a dance that originated in the West Indies.

It's one that not only can be played with a wide range of ages, but gives younger players a bit of an advantage.

Perfect for parties, this game can be played without music, but is more fun while jamming out to some peppy tunes!


Players:  4 + 

Ages:  3 + 

Place:  a spot large enough for the limbo-ers can circle around the stick-holders

Equipment:  a broom handle, stick, or jump rope and possibly music

How to play:  Two people start off by holding a long, straight stick (or jump rope, pulled taut) at the same height (usually about as high as the tallest player).

The other players line up single file and proceed to shimmy under this stick without touching it.  The rules usually encourage players to arch backward with the head being the last part of the body to pass under the stick, but this can be relaxed a bit for young players (or changed to other positions if skating!)

After each player has had a chance to pass under the stick, the stick is lowered a little and the whole process is repeated.

The game gets more and more challenging and players are eliminated from the game if they bump the stick with their body or the fall trying to go under.

The last player remaining in the game is the declared the champion.

This is a game that you'll even find at the roller (or ice!) rink - when was the last time you played it?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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