Monday, October 14, 2013

Family Game Time

In the last year or so, our son has begun to really enjoy playing games.  In fact, the other day he told me "Mom I don't want to do projects.  Let's just play games."

Games to play with kids

That's just fine by me!  Games do a great job teaching so many things -- from taking turns, following rules, being a good sport, logic, strategy, and sometimes even letters/numbers/words.  Plus its a great way to spend time as a family and have fun together.

We still play our favorites like Scrabble matching game, Checkers, Jenga and Dominoes pretty frequently.

family game night

We also enjoy Sequence for Kids, Hulabaloo, Hiss and African Adventure.  I think my favorite part of African Adventure is that the game board is a puzzle for kiddos to put together before playing, which gives adults a few more minutes to wrap up what they are working on.  At my parents' house, our son's favorite game to play is Pengaloo, a game that tests your memory as you hunt for the correct colored eggs being hidden by the penguins.

This summer we also found some great games at garage sales: classics like Chutes and Ladders and Hi Ho Cherrio, plus Zingo (a new favorite of ours - similar to bingo) and Cagola (a balance game that looks like a ship).

As the weather cools, I'm sure we'll be having plenty of family game nights at our home on the gravelly road! 

What are some of your family's favorite games?

1 comment:

  1. Our kids love the classics like Chutes and Ladders and Candyland. We also like Jenga-so much fun :)


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