Fruit Ninja – Live

My sons have limited screen and video game time, especially this time of year.  It feels crazy to write that, as they are sitting beside me this morning watching Willa Wild Life on TV while I type.

Still, there is no Wii or Playstation in the house. I’ve learned enough to never say never, but for now, the Leappad, Dad’s iPad and my iPhone apps provide a small window of video game playing.

Fruit Ninja is a favorite on my iPhone – you control the ninja knife that slices and dices fruit in the air.

Photo From

Dodai Stewart over at Jezebel wrote a clever article about The 10 Real Life “Zen” Lessons of Fruit Ninja, included my favorites:


I had to play a few times. You know, in the name of research and parental supervision.

I’m not addicted (again, never say never) but perhaps obsessed, for when I saw this most lovely tutorial for party decor

I only had one thought:


Ryan and I talked about it for awhile and finally executed it on a very hot day.

 There weren’t a lot of rules. We filled a lot of balloons in different colors. Each “fruit” was assigned a point value. I thought the leaves were so cute but Ryan didn’t have much patience for them.

As Ryan envisioned, we tried taking turns tossing the balloons in the air, for the other to try to pierce in the air. Our plastic sword did not have the desired impact on airborne balloons, so we hung the balloons from white plastic chain-link (leftover from my sister’s trendy necklace project) strung between two columns (a lovely entrance, right? See why paint color is feeling very important??).  This part of the set-up took the most patience.

Once we hung a few balloons, each Ninja had sixty seconds to knock down as many “fruits” as possible. This part was fast and fun!

Then, there was the matter of scoring.

Go figure. Ryan won, leaving me repeating more Fruit Ninja ZenOne must accept the bananas one is given.

OK, TV, off. We’re on the go. First real day of summer vacation. Art camp, swim club, swim lessons, here we come.

Like this? Want more? 

Subscribe to Love Them Madly, by entering your email address in the box below:

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Amy says:

    Fabulous….BUT what are the true benefits of living next door if you are not invited over for these really fun, wet, cool, yet educational activities.

  2. Natalie says:

    This looks like SOOOOO much fun!!!! Can’t wait to try it with G and B!

  3. Natalie says:

    This looks like SOOOOOO much fun!! Can’t wait to do this wit G & B!!

  4. Rachel says:

    What did you hang the balloons with? Just curious!

    What a great idea!

  5. Shirley says:

    My boys and I will love doing this, great idea, thanks for sharing!

  6. Nichole says:

    I looooove this! I’m planning a water/bubbles party for my daughter’s birthday in August. This is going on the Pinterest board!

  7. Good post! We will be linking to this particularly great post on our website.
    Keep up the great writing.

  8. This piece of writing offers clear idea forr the new users of blogging, that truly how tto do running a blog.

  9. Kermit says:

    Growing inside the youngest of three brothers, I would always watch my brothers play video games like donkey kong and super mario, and I would virtually only play a casino game simply because they were playing it,
    it looked fun, and I desired to do stuff with them.

    But this is actually the first study to demonstrate that
    average players using violent shooting games with realistic human targets can improve firing aim and
    accuracy. Look at online reviews furnished by other cautious parents and you need to
    manage to find some good games rich in educational value to your child.

  10. Hi there would you mind letting me know which web host you’re utilizing?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must
    say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you
    recommend a good hosting provider at a honest price?
    Kudos, I appreciate it!


  1. […] the closest you could get to being a real fruit ninja. But, Love Them Madly proves me wrong with this delightful take on the video game. Water balloon “fruit” would be a blast to slice open on a hot day, and a lot of fun […]

  2. […] her blog, she offers instructions for setting up a “live” version of Fruit Ninja using fruit-shaped water balloons and a […]

  3. […] and apps like the very popular Fruit Ninja? Well, turn off the TV and bring these games to life. Here’s a blog that shows you how you can make Fruit Ninja happen in your own backyard. (Note – mommy blogs are a great resource for activities that don’t involve television […]

  4. […] I had more energy in this heat, I’d set up a Real life Fruit Ninja for my son. Maybe I’ll get motivated this weekend, when it cools down just a […]

  5. […] Love Them Madly: Fruit Ninja Live /* Filed Under: Kids […]

  6. […] Love Them Madly via The Risky Kids on […]

  7. Get More Information

    blog topic


    blog topic

  9. promotional code kurt geiger 2011

    blog topic


    blog topic

Speak Your Mind


Switch to our mobile site