Sunday, January 20, 2008
Boy, it is cold outside. This weekend, with my husband down and out with the flu bug and us staying cozy at home in this extreme freeze, we spent lots of time playing games. We have some board games, some card games, some silly guessing games, and many games we just made up. We choose games that G can play too. Here are just a few of our favorites from this weekend:
Zingo! They take turns operating the chip dispenser. Loud, boisterous, and great fun.
The Tea Party Game. We also have The Picnic Game. Who doesn't like spinning when it is their turn (and watch out for those ants/bees)?
Charades. We have a card version of charades which is good for little people. We also love to play our spunky free for all guessing game that we call "Who Am I?" A prefers the marine animal Who Am I? clues - but it is fun to see how creative they get!
Puzzles. We have lots of puzzles. G is definitely the puzzle master and is speedy quick with everything. A doesn't like puzzles usually (although he will take apart and re-assemble a complicated toy in 1 minute flat with only a mini screwdriver)...but A loves the word puzzle since he wants to read. We made up games using the words and images from the puzzles today-fun!
A few other favorites? Simon Says (the boys take turns being "Simon"), marbles, Go Fish, stick puppet quiz show, and many (many!) more.
What are the favorites games in your house?