My grandkids and I have such fun playing ball tag in their back yard. I love to find intriguing balls to play with. Today, it was one of the giant plastic play balls for kids. They had helped me pick it out a couple of weeks ago. I lobbied for pink for Pink Saturday. It was the grandBOYS though, so this granny nanny lost that one.
Then again, there are some pink highlights on this photo I took with my easy to use digital camera. :)
Here's a photo with one of their basketballs to show you the size difference! This was the first time we had used one of these for ball tag. It was quite interesting. Due to the size, it is slower when thrown. Meaning it was MUCH harder to catch those grandchildren! I don't know if you can you see the dust – it definitely got a good workout!
We stopped in the middle of the game – no, not to smell these lovely pink flowers, though I certainly wish THIS lovely hydrangea was in our senior gardening project - but, to discuss why the size of the big ball made it slower and how that impacts planes, jets, swimming, etc. One of those great one-minute-educational-activities for grandparents and their grandchildren.
What's your favorite game with your grandkids?
P.S. When I was doing some research, I accidentally landed on a page about huge 51-84 inch Giga Balls! They are a huge ball – way bigger than ours – that kids and adults can actually play inside in! Can you imagine? I've never heard of such a thing but I can think of some grandkids who would LOVE to get one of these. Unfortunately, though, there are a lot of reviews saying the Giga Ball takes a LONG time to inflate them and then many have popped or developed holes within a couple of days! Hmmmm. Have any of you tried them? I'd love to hear your experiences. :)
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