Each had to get down on hands & knees and blow through their straw to control the ping pong ball around the course and back to the finish line, and then pass the ball off to the next player. This one got competitive! I won't say who my defeated rival was, but I was able to make my break-away move on the first turn, when his 6-foot frame was forced to go scuttling after a wayward white ball.
Our final game was a big Hot Air challenge. Basically each person “defends” one side of the dining table using nothing but their sweet breath. Hands must stay under the table...only chins can touch it.
A ping pong ball is set in the middle of the table, and everyone huffs and puffs as hard as they can to keep the ball from rolling off their side. When the ball does drop off someone's side, that person gets a point against them. We played so that you took a letter in the word BLOW for each time the ball rolled off your side (in hindsight, PANT or GASP may also be appropriate) The last person to get all the letters in BLOW is declared the Most Windy in the family. Warning: this game will produce lots of giggles.
Whew...did I mention I was a little perspiry by this point? So much for the “stay-cool-with-indoor-fun" idea. Fortunately, there was some ice cream in the house...we re-hashed our favorite game moments over heaping bowls of Moose Tracks. Love these sweet times of enjoying family moments together!