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10 Fun family activities inspired by some crazy traditional European "sports"

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 07/28/20

You may even to get your neighbors involved, too!

With summer in full swing, you’ll no doubt be trying to find ways to entertain all the kids without relying on screens. With many of the usual sports off the table this year, it’s time to get a little creative.

To help, here are a few fun activities the whole family can get involved in that will keep you all active, amused, and most importantly — unified. Most are variations on some unique sports that are still practiced in Europe today, and others will just guarantee a fun-filled afternoon. If social distancing permits, you can also get the neighbors involved in some of these activities, too.


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