While we were growing up in good ol’ Katy, Texas, we had one of those backyards that was destined to be a neighborhood kid gathering place.
It was huge.
So huge that when Kellie and Trisha were fighting, mom would send them out back to run laps. I can’t really tell you what that was like. I was just never one of those kids that irritated or provoked siblings…. (Complete falsehood. “Go take 5 laps,” was a regular catchphrase of my childhood.)
One of our favorite backyard games back in those days was Jungle Rumba-which is a pre-packaged version of flag tag. (Kellie always won. I think it’s because she had so much practice running laps, wink wink.)
For your Thanksgiving fun, we’ve come up with a way to merge Jungle Rumba, Thanksgiving backyard football, and these nifty little DIY turkeys for the kiddos who maybe aren’t quite big enough to play in your annual neighborhood Turkey Bowl. …