31 Games - Snatch It

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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I don't know if this game has an official name or not, but we've always just called it "Snatch It."

We take this game everywhere - in fact, it pretty much stays in our "picnic" bag in the car.

It's perfect, not only for picnics, but for any time you're hanging out outdoors - at the beach, an outdoor concert, camping, waiting for the fireworks on the 4th of July...

This game is especially wonderful for little ones because the Velcro paddle is so large and forgiving - even a 3-yr-old with still-developing hand-eye coordination can successfully play catch!

Snatch It

Snatch It

Players:  2 (or more if you have extra paddles)

Ages:  3 +

Place:  a spot outside where you can stand and throw the ball back and forth

Equipment:  we have this version, but the reviews are better for this game

How to play:  This game is one of the most simple out there - catch.  Players just take turns throwing the ball back and forth and snatching it with the Velcro paddle.

Gv especially enjoys the loud ripping sound that the ball makes when she pulls it away!

If you have more than two paddles, then your catch circle can widen.  If you have older children playing, you can make this game more challenging by having them throw the ball a certain way (non-dominant hand, through the legs, while hopping, etc.)

Have you played this game before?  If so, where?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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