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Help! how to entertain six 9yr old boys for 2 hours??

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unpaidcleaner Fri 29-Jun-07 20:06:19

We're having friends round, we'll all be stuck in the house if it's raining..What's sociable and non-destructive? Should we structure something for them? They're too old for 'games' arent they??

spudmasher Fri 29-Jun-07 20:09:05

Six of them!!!
Chess is popular with 9 yr olds. Any competitive board game come to think of it.
Card games - top trump sets of cards are popular with this age group.
They might all bring their nintendos and just grunt all afternoon.

cruisemum1 Sat 30-Jun-07 21:36:13

they been yet? How did it go? What did you do? DVD and pizza is my best option. Followed by nintendo session. Not very creative but defo a quiet option! or,... if you don't mind mess, plenty of sheets and tables/chairs to make a camp

admylin Sat 30-Jun-07 21:42:03

I had this a month or so ago when ds had his birthday. I was so worried about entertaining them but in the end they were quite happy to busy themselves and they did have a nintendo session near the end of the day. I was lucky in that the sun was shining and they played football in the garden.

Tortington Sat 30-Jun-07 21:45:41

games console,.dvd, kids love boardgames like monopoly.

atmosphere is a dvd ineractive - thats good

cat64 Sat 30-Jun-07 21:58:03

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southeastastra Sat 30-Jun-07 21:58:51

leave them to it. then take shelter and lots of wine.

pointydog Sat 30-Jun-07 22:10:11

singstar or similar

unpaidcleaner Sun 01-Jul-07 09:26:28

thanks everyone. there'll be about 6 girls girls as well, but they just entertain themselves. its my dd's party, we cant afford to take them all out anywhere. I can't see them sitting down to watch a dvd together, and i'd rather they were active. If it's sunny that's fine, no problem,but cooped up in the house..!! Know nothing about boys -never had one, never been one, beginning to regret saying 'oh yes, of course you can invite boys as well'.what was i thinking!!!!

ahundredtimes Sun 01-Jul-07 09:35:03

Okay. Football an option? Nintendo? What board games have you got?

General rules are 1) they eat a lot 2) they'll always play football 3) they're not as old as you think they are. So they will love playing sardines or something similar all round the house 4) get them to make something - like their own pizza. Loads of pizza bases and toppings 5) There aren't many 9yo I know who won't watch a dvd. 6) give them popcorn, they'll throw it, and that'll pass a bit of time 7) They'll be a lot of fun and will probably find a great way to entertain themselves, but it will be messy.

Have fun!

pointydog Sun 01-Jul-07 10:04:33

boys aren't that different

cat64 Sun 01-Jul-07 19:32:04

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