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You, your friends, and especially your kids will always be entertained—whether waiting in line or on a rainy day. These games and activities only require items from your pocket or purse to keep people active and having fun. Be the life of the party using these easy, educational, and engaging ideas
Bored Games
Simple Fun from Your Pocket or Purse - Anytime, Anywhere
160 pages;   8 1/2" x 5 1/2"


When you, your kids, or friends are going stir-crazy or on the verge of being bored out of your skull—turn to the more than one hundred cool activities featured in this book to keep kids moving and engaged and friends laughing and amused.

Who wouldn’t want a book that makes their kids smarter, more creative, and more self-reliant using items you don’t have to buy from a store? Many of the fun, cool, and creative ideas inside will help make long waits with the kids more bearable and keep them physically active as well—which adds up to less stress for you and more fun for the kids. While many of the activities can be done independently, they also give parents, aunts, uncles, and babysitters great ideas for interacting with their kids.

These games will amuse your adult friends as well, providing the perfect cure for those moments when you’re stuck in traffic, waiting for a table at a restaurant, entertaining at home, or off on a weekend adventure. Just whip out this book and become the life of the party.

Sample games:

* Newlywed Game—Find out how much people know about their friend, parents, or kids. Quiz them separately about each other’s likes and dislikes.

* Cell Phone Photo Scavenger Hunt—Use your cell phones to find items around the house, restaurant, or hotel. Parents can make themed lists, timed games, best 2 of 3, even get the adults to play.

* Finish the Face—draw a shape and have the person next to you add to it until complete.

About The Authors:

LEE SILBER is the award-winning author of eleven books, including his popular series of business books for artists from Three Rivers Press/Random House and his latest title, Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain (St. Martins, 2004). In 2002 he won the Theodor S. Geisel Award for outstanding writing. He has been featured in USA Today and American Way and hosted his own talk radio show. An accomplished speaker, Silber has given over 700 speeches, workshops, and in-store events. He is the founder of five companies, including a chain of retail stores and a publishing company.

MIKE METZ is renowned in the sales industry for coming up with clever and creative ways to make his interactions and events both fun and functional. A competitive volleyball player, an avid surfer, and all around sports enthusiast, Mike made sure the sports-related games in Bored Games would work for kids of all levels. He is married to Paige Metz, a Teacher-of-the-Year award winner, and they have two children who have battled-tested the ideas in this book—under the most extreme conditions—and they all worked. Mike resides in San Diego, California.