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Free YARD-ZEE Scorecard Printables!

 

Yard-zee is your new favorite game to play this summer! All you need are Inflatable Dice and scorecards, and you’re in luck because we have both of those right here!

What is Yard-zee?

Yard-zee takes a classic dice game and moves it outdoors! This dice game is a lawn game that you can play with as many players as you like.

 

What do you need to play?

You will need 5 Inflatable Dice for each game. Each player will need their own scorecard to keep track of their scores. CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE SCORECARDS.

How do you score?

In Yard-zee, you will attempt to fill out every box on your scorecard with a number of points. You may only fill each box once. Each box on the card tells you how to score. On each turn, you will fill in one of the boxes on your scorecard based on the requirements given on the scorecard. If you are unable to meet any of the requirements that turn, you must enter a “0” in the box of your choosing. At the end, add up your total score – the player with the most points wins!

How do you play?

You can play Yard-zee with as many players as you would like. To begin, determine who will go first! Common methods of choosing include allowing the youngest to go first, or rolling one of the dice to see who gets the highest number.

When it is your turn, roll all five of the dice. After you roll, you may choose to re-roll some of the dice to try for a higher score. Determine which dice you would like to roll again, and roll them for a second time. After you roll for the second time, you may roll one more time to try for the highest score. Choose which dice you would like to keep and which you would like to roll again, and roll the dice for a third time. After you have completed, choose how you will score the dice and fill in the box on your scorecard. Note: if you are happy with your dice after the first or second roll, you do not have to keep rolling the dice.

Keep playing until all players have taken 13 turns and filled all of the boxes on their scorecards. Add up the point totals and determine the winner!

Why should you play it?

Yard-zee is a fun outdoor game that encourages critical thinking and helps children keep their mathematics skills sharp over the summer! This is a fun game to play with kids, but it is also ideal for outdoor parties and tailgates.

Pro Tips

  • Include prizes for the winners, like an inflatable trophy or a crown.
  • Reuse your scorecards to save paper. Laminate your scorecards, keep score with a dry erase marker and wipe away when you are finished!

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Dental Prizes for Kids Under $1

Filling a prize bin for patients can be tricky, especially if you are trying to remain under budget. Luckily for you, we have put together a quick and easy guide to finding inexpensive prizes that will still be a big hit with the kids. Each will have kids excited to practice good dental hygiene.

Bendable Toothbrushes – $20.95/bag of 24, just 87¢ each!

Dental Coloring Books – $2.50/bag of 12, just 20¢ each!

Dental Rubber Ducks – $7.95/bag of 12, just 66¢ each!

Sticky Teeth – $8.95/bag of 48, just 19¢ each!

Dental Tattoos – $4.95/bag of 144, just 3¢ each!

Great Checkup Wristbands – $3.95/bag of 12, just 33¢ each!

Tooth Fairy Necklaces – $6.99/bag of 144, just 5¢ each!

Tooth Pens – $3.99/bag of 12, just 33¢ each!

Dental Stickers – $1.50/roll of 100, just 2¢ each!

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Kipp Turns 138!

Kipp Brothers is celebrating a birthday! February 2018 marks the 138th year of business. What started as a store for toys, musical instruments, sporting goods & more has evolved into a novelty and party supply destination in the heart of Indiana. In honor of this exciting time, we decided to look back at Kipp’s history over the past 138 years and highlight the significant dates. These are the moments in history that have allowed Kipp Brothers to become what it is today:

1880 – Kipp Brothers was founded in Indianapolis by Albrecht and Robert Kipp as a wholesaler of novelty items. The company was small, operating mainly in the Midwest and with fewer than 30 employees.

1893 – The business incorporated as Kipp Bros. Company with the intention to manufacture and sell wholesale items. The goal was to manufacture and purchase original products and sell them for personal use and to other retailers for commercial use.

1920 – With the passing of Albrecht Kipp Sr., his son took over the business allowing for a second generation of Kipp to control the company.

1939 – The Kipp family passed the company to new hands, leaving behind a legacy distinguished by high quality, unique products.

2011 – Present owner Todd Green purchased Kipp Brothers and moved it to its new home in Greenfield, IN. The new building housed a 250,000 square ft. warehouse filled with fun and unique items, as well as a retail store where customers can browse all of the items featured in the catalog and on the web.

2018 – Kipp Brothers celebrates 138 years of success, continuing to provide wholesale toys and novelties to the nation. Every birthday is a celebration of another successful year, and the hopes of many more to come. Kipp Brothers has remained in the business of fun each and every year, and looks to bring that fun to others, on birthdays and other special occasions. Plan your next birthday party with these handpicked items that will bring your celebration to the next level and usher in many more years of fun.

No one knows more about throwing a birthday celebration than Kipp! Shop our birthday selection here to plan your own celebration.

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Best Sellers of 2016

2016 was a big year for Kipp!  New website, new products and a strong, fun new team.  We wanted to share some of our favorite and best-selling items of the year to get ready for all the new things that 2017 will bring.  Enjoy!

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Can’t Get Enough Emojis

Spring is quickly approaching, and with it comes the unavoidable beginning of themed birthday parties.  Warm weather means fun parties outside for the kids and we have the perfect theme – Emojis!  These little guys have taken over the way we communicate and how we text.  Check out all the items below so that you can throw the perfect Emoji party!

Decorations – Stick with yellows and other bright colors for this kind of a party.  Try yellow plates and blue, red and yellow balloons.

Party favors – Grab some clear plastic party favor bags and toss some candy, bracelets and other fun little trinkets inside that kids will love.

Games – Have an Emoji pillow fight outside with our fun pillows.  This will keep kids occupied and they are fun decoration for your child’s room after the party is over.