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One of our favorite things to do as a family is play games. We all have our favorites and take turns picking which one to play. This weekend we had a few hours to fill, so we created our very own family game day.
It was even more fun than I hoped it would be. The kids had a friend over and she said she couldn’t wait to tell her mom about the fun we had. (Mark this one kid approved!)
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Family Game Day Prep
It was important to give everyone a chance to shine. That meant picking the right games. The easiest way to pick the right games? Have each family member “bring their own game of choice.”
Pick the games – I gave everyone the chance to choose a game. It could be a game we owned or a game they made up. Tip: if someone is using a made up game make sure to get the rules clearly understood before the game starts.
Make medals – Ours were very simple. Cardboard from an old cereal box cut into a circle, two holes punched on top and yarn tied to make them wearable. Have everyone decorate one medal for their game.
Game Training – Spend some time training each other. The person who selected the game will be the coach. This is a great way to let your kids teach you something new. Think about what tricks, strategies or techniques you use when playing this game and pass it on to the rest of the family.
The games chosen for our family game day were:
- Hold a bridge. Who can hold a bridge position the longest?
- Trampoline laps. Run 10 laps around the trampoline without falling (while being showered with sprinklers).
- Obstacle course. Fastest time wins. Time deducted for knocking down the course.
- Putting. Closest to the hole wins.
- Draw a face. Who can draw the most smiley faces in one minute?
Now that everyone is prepped and excited to play… it’s game time!
Play – Make this time extra fun. Play hard and go for the win. Competing with your kids is a great way to teach them sportsmanship and how to have fun even if you don’t win. Plus, if you play for real they know when they have really earned the win. Like today… I’m the only one who walked away with no medal. I might call for rematch.
Celebrate – Cheer each other on and hand out medals after each competition.
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