Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Game Night - Who knew?

Would you like to teach your children patience?
Would you like to teach them how to be a good sport and a good loser?
Would you like to teach them that life is not always fair?

Have a family game night!
From the kids' point of view, what's better than having Mom's and/or Dad's
undivided attention for an hour?  From the mom's point of view, what better way to keep your child constructively entertained and away from the screen while teaching them 
how to get along, among the other things already listed?  
Its a win win situation. :)

Kids love Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land, of course. That's a great way to teach them that life is not always fair, as they can be two spots from winning when they draw Lord Licorice. And Uno is fun game to use for practicing colors and numbers. Kid's Sequence, Matching games, and Ker-plunk have been favorites in this household of preschoolers and a first grader.  Last week, we even pulled out Othello.

For Christmas, though, we scored!
Quality family time coming right up! 


  1. we had a pizza party/game night on Christmas Eve... the kids loved it! sometimes it's hard to find the time to sit down and play games, but every time we do, we wonder why we don't do it more often!

  2. How funny. Jessica - we did the same on Christmas Eve.
    We play a lot of games in our house. It sort of goes in streaks. Lately it's been Monopoly Deal and Settlers was the game of choice for a long time. It seems that, especially in times of not so much laughter, it is a good way to bring everyone back to laughing and shrieking for a while. Keep it up! I'll have to post a picture of my game closet. :)
    Keilah, try make it a tradition. Even if every Friday evening doesn't work, maybe twice a month at least. It will be the kitchen table that they turn to for a Friday evening with Mom & Dad when they're older.