Monday’s are Family Ties day so I wanted to share a fun idea with you. When my family gets together we love to play board games.
We’re lucky no one has complained about the noise because things get pretty loud and crazy. It’s tons of fun to have the family over and bond together, or have hand to hand combat, sometimes both.
Plan a Family Game Night
What is Family Game Night?
If you’re looking for some family party games, here’s an excellent idea. Mix together kids and parents, take the phone off the hook, turn off the TV, bring out a board game and what do you have? An evening of fun, learning and laughter that brings all of you closer together. Sound good? Then maybe you should be planning your own Family Game Night.
Family Game Night is a way to spend quality time together and create a family tradition that you and your kids will remember and cherish for years to come. Here’s a fun recipe on how to maximize the time you have together:
1. Mark your calendar one night each week to spend uninterrupted time with your kids.
2. Eat dinner together, clear the dinner dishes, and clean off the table.
3. Resist falling into the same routine and get your family excited by pulling out your family’s favorite board game.
4. Put a bowl of snacks on the table.
5. Let the games begin with these tips:
What will Family Game Night do for us?
Good question. It will:
What will it do for the kids?
Gameplay allows your kids to learn from you and from each other. It encourages a sense of connectedness and respect among family members.
Games are a learning tool. For instance, Clue is good for learning deductive reasoning. Scrabble is ideal for teaching math and spelling skills. Throw ‘N Go Jenga is perfect for teaching hand-eye coordination.
Games teach kids important life skills such as patience, concentration, teamwork and perseverance.
Everybody wins when the family plays a game together.
How do I get a Family Game Night started?
Family Game Night can be as simple or as detailed as you and your children would like it to be.
Before you plan your Family Game Night, here are some things to think about:
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