August 11, 2015

Lessons Learned in Family Nerf Battles

It's been a while since we gathered our troops and fought the good NERF fight. (This is not a sponsored post, just a mom sharing an idea with readers.) Over a year ago, we purchased NERF gear for every family member. At the time, the children were (just turned) 3, 6, and 8. Since then we've learned to use our weapons and have fun together.
Family battles have also taught us...

  1. ALL can play. The youngest ones may need help loading guns or even pulling the trigger, but it's worth it.
  2. Darts will be lost. When it's a whole-house battle, be prepared to lose a few darts. Be sure to check your garbage disposal before turning it on! Other lost darts may be found in a month...or a year.
  3. Everyone helps. When someone needs a little help, whoever is closest helps. Even when we're playing on teams.
  4. Foot gear is important. I may love my slippers, but battle is not the time for shoes or slippers!
  5. Trade weapons. Trading weapons helps you appreciate the skill needed (and often acquired). The bow is much harder than my gun. Some guns have to be reloaded frequently. 
  6. Form a team. Or not. We play it both ways. 
Be sure to check out how the kids have enjoyed indoor NERF target practice, too.
Curious about our weapons? Our weapons are as follows. I know Brother is ready for a bigger gun. Big Sister loves her bow, but would like the ease of a gun, too. (These are Amazon affiliate links.)

Big Sister, age 9- Nerf Rebelle Phoenix Design Heartbreaker Bow Set (5 darts)
Brother, age 7- Nerf N-Strike Elite Triad EX-3 Blaster (3 darts)
Little Sister, age 4- Nerf N-Strike Elite Triad EX-3 Blaster (3 darts)

Enjoy some family battle!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through an affiliate link, I earn a small percentage at no cost to you. Thank you!
~ Annette
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