Nerf Gun Games

These are my six favorite Nerf games:

1. Team Deathmatch

Your team tries to hit the other team’s people. It takes 1-3 hits to get them out. Once one team has no members, the other team wins.

2. Humans vs. Zombies

The game starts with one zombie for 5 people. (That’s how we play it.) If the zombie is hit by a dart, they are stunned for 5 seconds. If they touch a human, that human is now a zombie. The game ends once all the humans are tagged. The last human is the starting zombie next round.                                                                                                                 nerf games 0163. Secret VIP

This game requires at least 6 people: 2 humans, the VIP, the original zombie, the traitor and the general. The VIP is picked by the general. To pick, everyone closes their eyes, and the general taps someone on the head. Only the general knows who the VIP is, and he is not allowed to tell. The original zombie picks the traitor in the same way. The traitor is a zombie who acts like a human until he tags someone. If the VIP is tagged before 15 minutes, the zombies win.                                                                                                               nerf games 012

4. Hidden Guns

One person who doesn’t play hides the guns. Each person starts near a gun either unarmed or with a small pistol. The starting spot is picked by the person who hides the guns. Your goal is to shoot the other people. You try and find better guns. Three people are required to start: one to hide the guns and two to fight. It would be best with 4-7 people, though.

5. Free for All

This is extremely obvious how to play. It is free for all and last man standing wins.                     nerf games 005

6. Bombies

It is like Humans vs. Zombies, but the zombies can explode. When they explode, they turn any nearby humans into zombies. The zombie has to sit out the rest of the game. The area of the explosion is up to you to decide.

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Paintball at Camp Pendleton

I went to The Paintball Park at Camp Pendleton Marine Base with my Boy Scout troop on Saturday. They supplied us with the gun, 500 balls, a mask and a belt with two canisters that we filled with paintballs.

In the first two rounds, we played Team Deathmatch on a map called Hamburger Hill. It had a lot of bushes and a big hill. In the first round, our team was closer to the hill, and a lot of people went up to the hill and started firing down at the other team. I moved to the right of the hill and snuck closer to the other team. I didn’t get anyone out. The hit only counted if the paintball splattered on you. I got hit a total of 3 times that first round but only the last time splattered. There was someone else with me, and we tried to push forward, but I got out. The round ended soon after that.

In the second round, I stayed behind a piece of cover with two other people. One of them left to go try to get on the hill. (We switched sides so the other team had the hill now.) The hill had a fake tank. There was a piece of cover next to the tank. Whenever the person behind that cover looked out, we shot at him. Eventually, we got him out. Then, we fired over the top of the tank and tried to get people out. Since we couldn’t see over, I’m not sure we did. By that time, I had run through most of the paintballs I had brought.

Then, we went down to reload and get water. The next two rounds were a variation of Capture the Flag. There were two flags in the center, and the goal was to get both of them. If each team only got one flag, an employee would go and take one team’s flag and put it back. That team would still have the point the flag gave them, though. This was on a different map that was flat and had little shacks for cover.

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You can see the shacks behind me.

In the first round, the time was up when each team only had one flag. In the second round, I saw the other team had stopped firing for a second so I ran out to grab the flag. By the time I had grabbed the flag, the other team noticed. Luckily, I got hit but the ball did not burst. At the end, another person on our team got the flag so we won that round. In the third round, the other team got one flag and we didn’t get any flags. There were more rounds, but my dad and I were almost out of ammo and getting tired. Finally, we gave our ammo to other people and left.

I doubt you want to hear about Wendy’s and the drive home so I am going to end this blog post there.

Guide Dog Literacy Class

On Wednesday, we had an all day class about guide dogs. It was quite fun. Our teacher barely has any vision as I will describe later. She also has a website for her classes.

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Roja is her guide dog.

 

After we were introduced, the class started. The first thing we did was try to figure out the objects in the box. To do so, we were blindfolded. I went first. I thought one of the things in there was a Shopkin. I told them it might be something my sister collects. Grace guessed Shopkins which caused everybody to start guessing Shopkins whenever we didn’t know what it was. I may be to blame for that.

After the guessing, we received braille cards. Our teacher, Miss Joy, wrote one of the people’s names in braille. She wrote Grace.

We found out how beneficial canes are to blind people by using her cane to feel bumps and see how it would work. After that, she read Looking Out For Sara. It is about a guide dog named Perry who helped the author get around.

 

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You can’t see it, but there is someone using the cane.

 

Miss Joy’s dog, named Roja, had an obstacle course. We laid down pretzels and saw if he was distracted by it. He wasn’t. roja-sport

We visited a puppy guide dog in training. Her name was Cila. They had lots of pictures with her. The owners talked about training her, too.

We went on a path and pretended to be a guide dog, handler, and also tried to distract the dog. When it was my turn to be the dog, I was distracted by everything.

We were assigned to talk about different types of service dogs in our groups. I was with Christian. We made it like we were on a TV show. He talked about the dog, and I did the intro and outro. The show had a lot of sponsors. I made up what I was going to say right there. I did have some plan, though.

Christian and I came in second place which meant we were second to go around the block with the goggles that show how her eyesight is. In her right eye, she can’t see at all. In her left, she can barely see.

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I made a tripwire with a hose hooked around a stool. We had to move some of the stuff that we put out back. I simulated a recycle can knocked over after a storm. We all navigated the obstacle course quite well even though there was the tripwire.

It is quite easy when it is a person guiding you. It must be harder when you have a guide dog. Miss Joy’s dog tried to bring her to her garage, but she used a command to make her go forward. We only had two items out for her. The guide dog led her through perfectly.

The field trip is very fun and I would do it again.

Communikate is my sister, and she made a blog post about this too.

 

Senior Home Christmas Performance and Balboa Island Lights

On December 7th, our sailing group performed at a senior home with ocean views.

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Our group

Kate started the performance by playing “Jingle Bells” on the flute. We all sang “Jingle Bells” after that. Next, Kasen, Asher, and Mr. Terry sang “We Three Kings.”

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The kings

 

After that, I played  “Joy to the World” on the piano. Next, my sisters and their friends sang “Away In a Manger” while I accompanied them on piano.

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There were more songs and then we sang “Rudolph” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” While we were singing, some of the girls walked around handing out cookies. We were each allowed to have two.

We took some photos outside and then went to have lunch at Fashion Island.

In Barnes & Noble, we had a lightsaber fight. I won most of the time. Even with one lightsaber against Asher and Griffin, I won. We fought where they used toy guns, and I still used a lightsaber. They won by Asher distracting while Griffin snuck up and shot me.

After that, we went to look at the lights on Balboa Island.

 

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A very decorated house.

 

There was one lady who put up over 3,500 teddy bears.

 

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Mrs. Teddy Bear

We ran ahead of the parents and played tag. Eventually, it turned into a game called Infection. In the last game, I survived the longest along with Griffin. What I didn’t know, was that Sarah had survived, too. She had been hiding the whole time!

 

Overall, it was a fun day!

Central California Coast: Day One

We left  on Wednesday morning up the coast for the redwoods. It was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. From South Orange County, it took us two hours to reach Ventura. We had lunch at a mall that overlooked the Pacific. Our mom used to live there so we saw her apartment and church. Before that, we played on a grassy field with views.

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The poinsettias and the painter.

I threw the football with Dad, and my sisters threw the frisbee with him. We were going to go to the Santa Barbara Mission, but we took a wrong turn and ended up at a cool park. It had climbing rocks and a good climbing tree. We saw something that our family assumed was a gopher.

 

Finally, we arrived at the mission. They had a funny picture. It is the one on the left.

After that, we went to the Danish town of Solvang. They make excellent pastries.

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I know mine looks like a giant Oreo without frosting, but it is not.

I had a cookie with chocolate on the outside. There was something like whipped cream on the inside. It was really good. We walked around Solvang then went back to the car.

Dad checked us in on his computer to the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Santa Maria. We had good sleep and woke up for day two.

A preview of day two:

In the morning, after breakfast, we were on the road again. We took yet another detour and found yet another park! This one had ocean views and a tire swing.

To be continued…

 

The other days of my trip were:

Central California Coast: Day Two

Day Three: coming soon

Co-op

On Wednesdays, we are part of a homeschool co-op. My classes this year are:

  1. Science in the Beginning
  2. Blogging and 21st Century Skills
  3. Apologia Botany
  4. Strategy Games

Science in the Beginning, is about the first 7 days of the world. At the end, we do jeopardy about what we learned that week. During last week’s Daily Double, the other team bet all their points and lost. Now they are at zero.

In blogging, we write blogs and deliver presentations. Here are a few of the blogs besides mine:

Kasen Weekly

The Paper Master

Oliver is a Beast

Communikate

Classical Girl

We are having a contest. Whoever writes the most blog posts over 1oo words receives a $20 Amazon gift card. Second gets $15. Third gets $10 and fourth wins $5. Communikate won first, I won second, Tealsurfur won third and This Guys Blog won fourth. Tealsurfer’s blog is private. This blogging class is taught by The Contemporary Homeschooler.

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Raising hands during a blogging presentation.

Next, we walk to the sanctuary. We do the Pledge of Allegiance and go over announcements.  After that, we have lunch. My mom usually buys us pizza, and we pack a candy bar from Halloween.

Our next class is botany. We are making a plant game for the last week of 2016 that has Co-op. We use the Apologia curriculum where you use a notebook and a book to read from. You can buy the curriculum.

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The group picture for botany.

In Strategy Games, I mostly play Risk. It is a board game that takes a very long time. It ends when you dominate the world. We can never get that far in 55 minutes so we do it in a different way. You win by owning the most territories. People play the other games, fortunately. Having all 5 people playing Risk takes so long. Usually, we have two to three people.

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Playing Risk

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Co-op is very fun and I like it.

Sailing

 

What is a typical Friday for me?

Our classroom, where we start our day before sailing, overlooks the harbor. The first segment is about 45 minutes. After the lesson, we go out and play a game on the lawn. So far, we have played Banana Tag, Red Light, Green Light and Sharks and Minnows.

 

 

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Playing Banana Tag.

Each student will deliver or has delivered a presentation.

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A snapshot of my presentation on roller coasters. If you would like to see the presentation click here. Since it is on Google Slides you can access it even if you don’t have Powerpoint. Click present to see it in full screen

After lunch, there is an experiment. Last week, we did Mentos and Coke. If you would like to watch somebody drink Coke while eating Mentos, click here. Finally, we start to sail

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Preparing to sail.

or kayak.

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kayaking

We kayak if the winds aren’t right for sailing. After about 2 ½ hours of sailing or kayaking, class is over. Sailing is very fun!