Baby it’s cold outside. I don’t know about where you live, but it’s 12 degrees out right now in the Cincinnati area and that’s warm compared to what it’s been. Twice this week my children have had school delays because of ice and dangerously cold temps. So we haven’t had too much outdoor activity lately. However, all three kids got nerf guns for Christmas and J had the brilliant idea to facilitate a nerf gun challenge in our little apartment on Wednesday night.
Here he is explaining the rules and the point system to the family.
Z and J are notorious for sticking out their tongues when they concentrate.
SJ had the chance to do archery once and she loved it as well as the nerf gun. She is quite the marksman or markswoman?
Ezie did okay with assistance for the first game, but by the second round he was disqualified.
That’s right SJ, you may want to take cover, mama’s got a loaded nerf gun.
Lastly, there is this photo. Out of dozens of shots, the bullseye was hit only one time and one time only. Who could the skillful participant be that victoriously earned the number one spot that evening?
ME!? That’s right, I pretty much got lucky. That’s really the only explanation, but I did win, at least the first game. Thank you. Yes, thank you. I appreciate all the congratulatory remarks.
Now then, if this looks like your idea of family entertainment then here are a few details of what worked for us.
In the past we bought really cheap guns from big lots. They worked fine, but they are not as powerful nor do they hold up as well.
This time we used Nerf Fire Blasters along with the Nerf N Strike suction cup dart refill pack. They hit so hard that we had to back up to the furthest corner of our apartment to make it work. That means you will need to allow for 20 feet of distance in the area you want to play. If your suction darts don’t stick at first keep trying and give them a chance to break in. Ours worked better the second time we played.
The target was drawn on a window with liquid chalk erasable marker.
The points system was
1 point if your gun hits the window at all
5 points if it sticks.
The big points come in if you actually get it within the target.
Everyone got 5 darts per turn and then we played for 5 rounds each. 25 chances total, and the person withe most points at the end wins.
Judging from our experience I would recommend the game for ages 5 and up.
So that was our little nerf tournament and we really did have the best time. I know they are all anxious to play again.
How are you holding up this winter? Anyone have cabin fever yet?