Family Game Night is one of the ways the boys enjoy spending a weekend night at home. With P getting older, I’m not sure how much more time we’ll be enjoying his company as well for these fun, relationship building evenings.
This past weekend, the boys actually had a family game night without me as I was ill and couldn’t be up to share in their fun. But, I enjoyed hearing them laughing while playing games and could smell the dinner P prepared.
Thankfully, I had prepared in advance knowing I might be sick after others had already suffered and had planned and shopped for the evening. (Check out the whole trip at my Google+ album!)
Dinner that night was actually pretty simple for preparation and a kids delight to eat as Dip Dip Hooray products including Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Tyson Chicken Nuggets and Ore-Ida French Fries filled their plates. My original plans for the night had the boys competing to make the best ‘plating’ arrangement. However the recovering boys had little interest in being creative and J was all about eating his dinner.
For games, the boys pulled out our older Connect Four which is always a favorite. A recent overnight retreat the older boys attended had Connect Four being used continuously for 6 hours that night as the teens loved the quick play. I know that I’ve loved the quick play and trying to sneak a win past an observant opponent.
J is still a little young to play by the real rules. So, his older brothers had him following rules made up on the spot so everyone ‘won’ at the game that night. Inserting the pieces was probably the most fun aspect and he is now continually wanting to ‘play’ the game.
The older boys then enjoyed a round of Scrabble. We had been gifted it at Christmas time last year, but had not remembered to pull it off the coat closet shelf to play. This is the kind of game I love to do as it makes you think while you play.
With at least one child who struggles with spelling, I had been afraid to have him try playing it. Seeing that they opted to do easy words to start their play, I am thinking this game might move from game night status to learning reinforcement this school year.
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Not only can you enter for a chance to win prizes, you can also unlock an online game based on a popular board game to play by entering codes from the three Dip Dip Hooray products.
Entering the code from the dinosaur shaped nuggets didn’t work for me, but the game was unlocked after another trip to the store had us coming home with the familiar red Tyson bag. The game of the week we got to try was based on Jenga and was just as challenging to do as the original one.
All in all, we had a great time both on the official game night and then a few days later checking out the electronic game that our codes unlocked. I suspect the boys might start asking for my family game times in the near future as the weather gets colder and the outdoors seems less inviting for long periods of time.
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Now that I shared about our recent game night, what does your family do for fun on the weekend? Is there a particular game they enjoy pulling out over and over again?
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