Monday, January 17, 2011

Family Game Night!

Last night the kids wanted to play games. I really wasn't in the mood for Candyland. Then Josh had a stroke of genius.


But wait. Our kids are ages 4 and 3. How do you play Cranium with kids that little?

Josh set up the board and put out the die, playdough and paper/pencil. He never got out the cards. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it has 4 categories: Word Worm, Creative Cat, Data Head and Star Performer. We made up the ideas for each category and each family member got to participate! Here are some things we did for each category:

Word Worm: for Israel who is just learning to read, we wrote out a three letter word for her to sound out. For Elijah who is learning the alphabet we wrote a letter that he told us the name of that letter or it's sound.

Creative Cat: We all took turns drawing something or sculpting something out of playdough that was related to what the kids are learning (i.e. Bible stories or something about Italy)

Data Head: We would ask the kids questions about Bible stories (basic Bible trivia) or ask them to quote a Bible memory verse they have learned recently.

Star Performer: We hummed familiar songs or acted out Bible stories and the other would have to guess which story it was.

We had so much fun! So much fun in fact that we played another game. A Christmas gift from "Aunt LouLou" (my sis...thanks, Lou!) A classic...COOTIE BUG!

Nothing spiritual about that, just having fun making those cute little bugs :)

What kind of games do you play with your kids?

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