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Intentional Activity:

Attempt Trick Shots

Re-create trick shots you have seen or come up with your very own, either way, spend quality time with your child while having fun together!

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Ever heard about Dude Perfect? If not, go check them out on YouTube. They started out in their backyard in college doing crazy basketball trick shots, and now they have covered every sport you can think of and more! The videos are extremely entertaining and quite impressive!

Have fun, quality time with your child by trying to re-create some of the Dude Perfect trick shots! Whether its basketball, football, soccer, or even bouncing a ping pong ball around the house, setup and try different shots until you make them. This can be a great lesson in persistence and perseverance while having fun!

Other fun ideas:
- Have your child come up with a shot and you try to make it (and vice-versa)
- Setup a camera and record all the attempts. Go back and count later how many times it took or create a highlight film!
- Have a competition on who can make the shot first
- Mix multiple sports together to come up with a creative shot
- Make bets on if someone makes it, the other person has to do something silly (quack like a duck, 10 push-ups, run around yelling "My Dad is Awesome!", etc.)

Overall, have fun with it and make sure to make it about your child. Do NOT get so into the trick shot itself that you lose focus on why you are doing the activity in the first place.

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Chad Vrla

6-8, 9-11, 12-14

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Indoor, Outdoor

General Fun, Sports


Just for Fun, Perseverance


15-30min, 30min-1hr, Half Day

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