Fun and active games for kids

March 24, 2009 8:39:01 AM PDT
Nearly one out of three kids out there are overweight - that's why some are turning to games as a creative way to keep kids active. SIGN-UP: Get breaking news sent to you

One game that Good Housekeeping says will have your kid hopping is Hasbro's "Nerf Cosmic Keep Away." it comes with six colorful tags that the kids put on their hands and it interacts with the talking ball. The ball gives them instructions, and tips on how to play and keeps score.

Kids can put their whole bodies into "Diggin Active's Blast Off Baseball." You stomp on the pump and a ball shoots up to hit.

And Good housekeeping says "Gamewrights' Boochie" is not your grandfather's bocce ball.

"The players start by tossing the 12-sided ball out into the field. Then they throw their color coordinated ring and ball to see who can get the closest," said Todd Kent, Good Housekeeping Institute.

All the toys recommended by Good Housekeeping were tested by kids and also tested in the lab for safety.

Good Housekeeping has more toys and games for keeping kids active:

  • http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-testing/reviews-tests/childrens-toys/active-toys-kids?click=main_sr
  • http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-testing/reviews-tests/childrens-toys/tween-active-toys?click=main_sr

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