Invisible Basketball

We had beautiful weather this afternoon, making it the perfect day for a fun game of basketball. There were just two problems:

1. We don’t have a basketball, and
2. We don’t have a hoop.

So while our neighbor was out running errands, we snuck over to his driveway for a quick game of INVISIBLE basketball. It was so much fun! Turns out, we are all invisible basketball super-stars! Who knew??
Mark is an expert dribbler….
…. and Emily got nothin’ but net on every shot!
It was a close game!
Emily scored the game winning basket, right at the buzzer!
…and the crowd goes WILD!!
I’m thinking this has the potential to be an Olympic sport. Who’s with me?
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  1. Dear Valerie,

    What did you do with my invisible basketball? I hope it's not lost, because it can be difficult to find.


    p.s. Emily cheats. I clearly had the ball several times when suddenly she said that SHE had the ball.

  2. Wonder Mom says:

    Oh- this could actually be a sport I could play! (God didn't give me much when it comes to hand-eye coordination…)

  3. Infant Bibliophile says:

    I love it! We play "pretend Uno" and "pretend backgammon" while we eat dinner sometimes. You'd be surprised how many double 6's a 2 year old pretend rolls. 🙂

  4. Infant Bibliophile says:

    I love it! We play "pretend Uno" and "pretend backgammon" while we eat dinner sometimes. You'd be surprised how many double 6's a 2 year old pretend rolls. 🙂

  5. Love it!!!

  6. I could so play this! I'm sure I'd win.

  7. There is finally a sport that I could play! he he

    This looks like a lot of fun. Great action shots!

  8. That is brilliant. I think this is better than using a visible ball and may catch on, so long as the basketball manufaturers don't intervene. Or maybe they could come out with a few different invisible balls.

    Looks like you had a sunny day.

  9. so much fun!

  10. I love this. I think this is a game even my 3 year old could join in and do well in. We'll have to give it a try this afternoon. I think you may have started something here…

  11. MaryAnne says:

    What fun! Sounds like a form of basketball I could finally excel in 😉

  12. That's too cute! Definitely should be an Olympic sport! 😉

  13. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Mark — Not to worry, I'm sure your invisible basketball is "somewhere out there in that garage".

    @ Infant Bibliophile — Ha!! That is so cute!!!

    @ Cheryl — Good point! I didn't think about that!

  14. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ erin — I hope it catches on!! I think it's waaaaay more fun!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I love playing basketball!


  16. How funny and cute :p Great game. 😀

  17. Raising a Happy Child says:

    Love it. We play invisible tennis here, and Anna always wins 🙂

  18. Such a great idea! We have a basketball hoop, it came with the house. Unfortunately we are all such horrible players that is holds up our firewood 99.9% of the time. I think the whole family would enjoy this one. Although I think it won't be as fun as sneaking into the neighbors yard! 🙂

  19. Iamredeemed says:

    That was too cute! 🙂

  20. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Leah — If you have a hoop, you are one step closer to invisible basketball! Maybe you could start a neighborhood tournament… hee hee! 🙂

  21. wilderlamb says:

    I TOTALLY want to see this a an Olympic sport!!