Nanny Anita kids games

Family memory game

Homemade Family Memory Game

I do love a good game of memory/pairs with my charges. I used to just let them win, but now they kind of give More

photo hide and seek

Photo Hide and Seek

If you ask parents and care givers what they think about the game hide and seek, you will most likely get a mixed response. More

How to Play Beach Shark Toss

When your young ones have finally come out of the sea, the sand castles have been built and everyone has been turned into sand More

21 Games to play in the car

21 Car Games For The Whole Family

Do you ever get tired of listening to “are we nearly there yet?” I know I do. Here are a collection of car games, More

Turn Old Plastic Bottle into a DIY Bowling Game

Last year I started decorating some water bottles to use in a DIY bowling game.  For some reason I put them to away and More

Tower of Hanoi: A logic puzzle for the whole family

Tower of Hanoi: A Logic Puzzle for the Whole Family

The Tower of Hanoi (also known as the Tower of Brahma or Lucas’ Tower) is a mathematical game that was invented by Edouard Lucas, More

How to play ultimate ninja

How To Play Ultimate Ninja

I learnt how to play Ultimate Ninja when I worked for Disney Cruise Line.  We played it as part of our team building exercises More

the one word story game

The One-Word Story Game

When I was working for Disney Cruise Line as a Youth Activities Hostess, I used to do this show up in the tween space More

Pong Hau K'i A traditional chinese game

How to Play Pong Hau K’i a Traditional Chinese Game

Pong Hau K’i is a traditional Chinese (although it is known by other names in different countries) board game for 2 people.  I first More

Olympic Ring Toss

Nanny Anita’s Olympic Ring Toss

With the delayed Tokyo Olympics starting (hopefully) on July 23rd I thought it would be fun to re-post this Olympic Ring Toss activity. Make More

Pentalpha puzzle

Pentalpha Puzzle Brain Teaser

The Pentalpha puzzle apparently comes from Crete, although I haven’t been able to find any information on it. This game is similar to solitaire More

Would you rather

“Would You Rather…” A Game For the Family

I know this half term we cannot go anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play a few word games during dinner.  We love More

a minute to win it: a hilarious game

Minute To Win It Games: A Hilarious Game

I hope that you all had a great Christmas. The time between Christmas and new year can sometimes feel a little flat. These minute More

How to play conkers

How to Play The Traditional Game of Conkers

Make sure you follow my outside activities board on Pinterest. I have finally managed to get around to teaching EC and YC the game More

How to French Skip

Learn How to French Skip

When I was in either year 4 or 5 of primary school French skipping was pretty much the chosen game of all the girls. More

How to play noodle hockey

How to Play Noodle Hockey

One of my favourite sports I played as a child was hockey, one of the warm up games that we used to do was More

DIY Shuffleboard

DIY Counter Top Shuffleboard

If you have ever been on a cruise then you are bound to have found a shuffleboard on one of the open decks. It More

Human Pac-man game

Human Pac-man Party Game

Did you enjoy playing Pac-man as a kid? We came up with a human Pac-man version that has proved a big hit with my More

Build your own Lego Ker-Plunk

Build Your Own Lego Ker-Plunk Game

Make sure you follow our homemade toys board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t for get to pin the Pin at the bottom. More

minute to win it party games

10 Minute to Win it Party Games

Minute to win it games are simple team games that are normally timed. They make really fun party games or even for a family More

DIY table football set

How To Make Your Own DIY Table Football Set

At the moment I am really into making our own homemade versions of games like our Scrabble game and tin can stilts. This week More

World Snap Playing Cards

Download Nanny Anita’s Brilliant World Snap Game

These snap cards have been a labour of love for me, I started making them over a year ago and have only just finished More

Indoor Balloon Tennis

British weather is so predictable in its unpredictability! It has been boiling for the past few weeks, but the moment the little ones break More

chase the ace

How To Play Chase The Ace Card Game

At the weekends I volunteer at Great Ormond Street in their weekend club. I have been doing it for over 4 ½ years, and More

10 pen and paper games

10 Pen and Paper Games

I have made many busy bags over the years, but sometimes nothing can beat some good old-fashioned pen and paper games. Here are my More

mini pick up sticks

Mini Pick Up Sticks Busy Bag

I’m so excited, in a few weeks we are off to LA!  Which means that I have started putting together a small collection of More

diy indoor mini golf

DIY Indoor Mini Golf

I have to say, the weather for most of the summer holidays has been pretty good. Today however was the first day where it More

How To Play Spoons

Spoons may seem like an odd name for a card game, but it is one the greatest games out there. I used to play More

five field kono

Nanny Anita’s How To Play Five Field Kono

Five field Kono originates from Korea and is an abstract strategy game along the same sort of lines as Chinese checkers. I’m sure you More

how to play mancala

How to play Mancala

Mancala is a game that has been around for thousands of years.  It is believed to have originated in Africa or the Middle East. More

10 brain teasers for children

10 Brain Teasers for Children

I do love a good brain teaser. I learnt a few of these while I was a guest on board the Disney Magic. Our More

KABOOM: The Greatest Game to Aid Learning

Make sure you follow my maths or English boards on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. I More