Dec
01

Planning Bingo For Kids? 5 Fun Ideas

bingo gameDating back almost five centuries, Bingo is a classic group game. But when you’re hosting bingo for children, you need to get a bit more creative. Little ones always a appreciate a fun twist on time held traditions, and Bingo is no exception. The following are some creative ideas to make your youth Bingo event a blast for everyone.

  1. DIY Bingo Board: Kids love crafts, so start the activity by having them create their own Bingo boards. Supply plenty of art supplies and plain boards that they can decorate using their imaginations. You will be stunned with what these creative kids come up with.
  2. Seasonal Boards: Take advantage of the time of year by hosting a seasonal Bingo game. In addition to providing seasonal boards, decorate the event space and encourage everyone to dress up. Whether for Halloween or Independence Day, everyone will be thrilled to get together.
  3. Interactive Bingo: Bingo does not have to be a game of numbers and letters.
    Create a Bingo board where the kids have to walk around the room and learn about each other. When a child finds a friend who fits the description in the square, they can write their name in the space. The first to fill in a row wins!
  4. Life-Size Team Bingo: Getting kids up and moving is central to family entertainment, so try to do this with a Bingo game. Use sidewalk chalk or a tarp to create a giant bingo game. Have kids play in teams and place giant game pieces on the spaces when their number-letter combination is called.
  5. Outdoor Bingo: Rather than sitting and waiting for their squares to be called,
    have the kids head outside to look for natural elements to fill their boards. For example, one square might have a photo of a pinecone on it. Once they find a pinecone, they can cross off that box.

While it is a traditional game, Bingo does not have to be boring. Kids will stay engaged for longer and want to play again when the game is this fun. While these ideas can get you started, there are plenty of ways to get creative with your youth event calendar.

May
05

Debunking 4 Common Myths About Owning A Yacht

marine parts salesMore than 87 million U.S. adults participated in recreational boating in 2014. Despite the popularity of recreational boating, there are still many misconceptions about the industry. Here are some common myths about owning a yacht.

  1. Myth: Yachts don’t require a crew.
    While having a crew isn’t an absolute necessity, it’s highly recommended if you want to be able to relax on your trip. A crew has the expertise to provide yacht engineering services if needed and can also coordinate marine parts sales if your yacht is missing or needs a new part. Many times, crew members are more familiar with the surrounding territory and can provide recommendations on the best fishing and boating spots. Their advice can truly be invaluable. Needless to say, a crew allows your trip to be a relaxing vacation instead of a full-time job.
  2. Myth: Chartering your yacht will cover all its expenses.
    Most of the time, chartering your yacht can provide some additional income, but it isn’t enough to fully sustain the costs of operating your yacht. A charter broker can explain everything you need to know about chartering your yacht, but again, it’s very unlikely that chartering will cover all expenses.
  3. Myth: It is always more expensive to insure an American crew as opposed to a crew of a different ethnicity.
    It’s not entirely clear where this myth originated from, but it’s not true at all. Insurance rates are highly dependent on a variety of factors, but crew ethnicity has never been one of them. You can rest assured that your crew will cost the same to insure regardless of their race.
  4. Myth: Yachts are only for the extremely wealthy:
    Again, this is a huge misconception. Anybody who has a passion for boats has the ability to purchase a yacht; you certainly don’t need to be a millionaire. However, there can be significant expenses for maintenance and upkeep, but much of that work can be done without hiring an additional company — it just takes the technical knowledge and expertise.