I grew up when kids played outside from sun up to sun down and I encourage my kids to play outside as much as possible. One thing my boys enjoy doing together is playing Nerf. While I’m not really a fan of guns, I do allow them to play Nerf so long as they don’t shoot each other in the head. Nerf guns don’t look like a real gun and we’ve had conversations about pointing guns at people so I feel like we’ve done some ground work to make them aware of gun safety. Today I’m getting a little help from my son Carter. He’s going to share the need to know info on all things Nerf. If you’re just getting started with Nerf, this is the video (and blog post) for you! Be sure to watch the video for all of his recommendations for Nerf for Newbies. I’m going to try and sum them up here for you too.
Nerf has different types of guns available in different series. Some examples are the Classic, Elite, Mega, Zombie Strike, and Accustrike. There’s no one series that’s better than another, especially when you’re just getting started with your Nerf collection.
During your Nerf fight, it’s helpful to have a holder for your extra bullets. To help steady your shot, there are also stands. And to make sure that you don’t miss your shot, adding a scope to your gun can be very helpful.
Make at Home
Gather cardboard boxes to build a base for your Nerf battle. You can also use those boxes to make targets to practice or challenge friends to see who can hit the target the most.
If you don’t want to make your own, try these targets:
Be sure to check out Carter’s video: