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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Better Mom Day 21: Play Games with the Kids

If you're new to the 31 day series, over 1200 bloggers have chosen a theme they want to write about every day in October ranging from food or fashion to faith or fabric.  See the whole list at The Nester.  I decided to focus on trying to be a better mom, and you can see my first post here.

Day 21: Games
We've made it past the Candy Land stage and can actually play some different games!  A few weeks ago we all played Sorry and had a blast.  It reminded me that we have several games in our game closet that the girls will be able to understand at 8 and 6 years old.  Today I taught them how to play Mancala (and I played alone with Asher, just doing a counting game)  I definitely think this should be a Sunday tradition around here.

What are some games you like to play with your elementary school aged kids that we should have in our collection?


  1. We have the Disney Headbands game...Its a lot of fun with that age.

  2. We like the Yahtzee Jr games. Even as young as 3 the kids can start to pick it up because it's all pictures, but as they get older they learn more strategy. And it teaches graphing, which my nerdy self loves! We also like Guess Who (teach strategies to narrow it down faster to the older ones), Battleship, Apples to Apples Jr (for the readers), Math Dice (we gave this one to Ethan's teacher and I just got a note asking where the other teachers on her team can find it), and Family Fluxx (a fun one where the rules are constantly changing).