Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Don't Forget About the Game Closet!

Today was not going well. 
In the morning they went to a little community soccer camp for a few hours.
I did my best to make suggestions of fun things to do throughout the day.
But, in the afternoon, they watched movies, played video games, read books, and FOUGHT with each other!!!
I was trying to make dinner and each one of them earned a time out for various reasons. Just one of those days.
So, while I was waiting for dinner to cook, I decided to teach my oldest to play a card game, Crazy 8s. He really liked it. And, it helped to separate all of the boys for a while.
Then, I played a board game with the 5 year old.
Sometimes I just forget about all of the games we have in our hall closet.

Here are some of our favorites:
  • Zingo (it's like Bingo, but w/ pictures - no reading necessary)
  • Jr. Scrabble
  • Guess Who?
  • Memory
  • Chutes & Ladders
  • Slap Jack (played w/ face cards)  Directions
  • Crazy 8s (played w/ face cards) Directions

*What are some of your kid's favorite games?
What ages are they best for?*


  1. Since I have been homeschooling, I have tried to find games that are not only fun, but educational too. We have some new favorites! We love Blockus, even the little ones can play this, or play with the pieces and put them on the board. We've loved Sequence States and Capitols. It helps to read, but the kids can match colors and state shapes. My kids have learned so many states and capitols with this game. We also like Mancala, but be careful, small marbles.

  2. We like jr. phase 10... and war (with face cards). War is great because they can learn "more than" and "less than". We also like Candy Land and yahtzee jr.

  3. Cranium Caraboo, Candyland Shape game, and Bendominoes are the most played games in our house!


Comments & Ideas Welcome!