Legacy Of Fun

Creating Fun

Not everything fun comes in a box you can buy… and for things that do, sometimes rules can be broken.

These articles are about getting more creative and making our own fun.



Dads - Turn That Boring Tea Party into a Date on the Moon!

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Tea on the moon

I don’t think the tea party can ever be fully redeemed.

I love my daughter and spending time with her.

But I don’t love tea parties.

Real or pretend.

When my daughter says “let’s play” – 9 times out 10 she means “sit at this little table where your knees don’t fit and eat pretend food and drink pretend tea.”

Um… yay?

But here’s the deal: I’d rather have fun pretending than just pretend to have fun…

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Paper Crafts for Even the Un-Crafty

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Tron Lightbike

I don’t really consider myself a “crafts” kind of guy.

But it’s raining outside. And my daughter can’t really handle a Wii controller yet. And this craft has potential for earning me a fair amount of old-guy geek cred.

So here goes… you ready?

Paper craft models!

Hey man, don’t laugh… some of these things are stinkin’ awesome!

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A Homemade Sensory Game: Animal Lunch

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animal lunch game

I don’t know how some of you parents do it with multiple children. I feel brain dead with just one!

I had a need for entertainment at my daughter’s birthday party a couple weeks ago.

And due to my epic failure to plan ahead, I had about 10 minutes to design the game.

Luckily, this particular brain fart had a sweet aroma…

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Keep The Kids Warm Indoors With A Homemade Fishing Game!

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Home made fishing game

One windy and rainy day last week, I found myself on the floor with my 3 year old daughter.

We were playing with some magnetic dress up dolls she got as a birthday gift.

I’m glad she likes them, but magnetic dress up is not in my top 10 favorite things to do on a rainy day…

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12 Reasons You Need to Take an Improv Class ASAP!

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1. Recharge your Imagination

There are very few props in improv. Every thing you need is in your mind.

Part of learning improv is learning to use imagination to generate believable props, believable locations and believable situations out of thin air.

You can learn to do this, and it’s like letting your mind out of prison.

2. Reconnect with yourself

Improv is less about pretending or “acting” and more about being completely present and completely “you.”

Many of us spend a lot of time acting in our daily lives… suppressing who we really are to fit in.

Good improv is angry, sad, confused, jealous, ecstatic, annoyed, yearning.

3. Test out your dreams

Nothing is impossible in Improv…

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