Friday, October 10, 2008

Sweet Tarts

We experienced a couple of firsts in our house today. The kids have been watching waaaay to many movies as I get back on my feet so today I pulled out my old Candy Land game and we spent some quality time* moving our game pieces all over the board. All three of us got to take the rainbow shortcut but then I was sent back to the gingerbread man. Sam got a kick out of the game (he didn't even mind that I won) and would have played much longer if I didn't have to bow out and finish my chores before we go grocery shopping. Julia thought it was fun to shout out the names of the colors (and knock over our pieces). We don't have the complete game because after almost 30 years and three kids, it's seen better days, but I can see us instigating a game night in the near future. With Christmas around the corner, I'd love to here your suggestions for other games that young children might enjoy. I remember thinking Hi-Ho Cherrio was pretty fun as a little kid. To this day I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE games. Cranium is my favorite. What's yours?

And the other first? Grapefruit. The kids actually FOUGHT over who'd get the next bite. Didn't see that one coming! Too bad they are $1.50 EACH.

* Usually I take pictures of just about everything, but I resisted today and thouroghly enjoyed the uninterupted time with my kids. Granted I had to leave them to play by themselves after 20 minutes, but we have two days of birthday celebrations upon us and I have preparations to make.


4 Little Men and Twins October 10, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

the new template looks great!

as for games... we LOVE games over here. Some of our favorites are...

don't break the ice
connect four

and lots of others {but those are the ones out right now}

have fun! and enjoy your day. :)


Kelly October 10, 2008 at 1:01 PM  

We love to play

Memory ( Backyardigans )
Go Fish
Connect Four

I bought him ant in the pants and cootie but he doesn't like those ones. We play either Memory of Go Fish nightly.

gbmom2407 October 11, 2008 at 10:10 AM  

Hi ho cherry o is an excellent game. being able to count and move objects is really benificail. We love Craniums caraboo, no one person wins, everyone works together to reveal the jewel. And (for a little bit older kids...and us adults) we love Zooreaka! (it is also cranium). Our children love candyland too but the new game board is much smaller than the original. "shoot the ladders" aka chutes and ladders is fun. Uno attack is our ultimate favorite.
Happy day.

Lindsay October 13, 2008 at 2:57 PM  

My kids are 2 & 3 so we're just kind of starting with the games...our 3 year old can follow the rules, but obviously the 2yo cannot. But a favorite of both of them is Sequence for Kids...found it at a garage sale for $.50 and they love it. If we all play together, we just make our own rules up and play until all the animals are covered with chips - but they learn animals that way - and taking turns. Memory is always a good one (just don't take out ALL the pieces when you play with the little one - that keeps it easier). Chutes & Ladders is awesome, too.

Gotta love family game nights - so priceless.

Anonymous October 18, 2008 at 12:42 PM  

So I am chiming in a bit late... but my kiddos (ages 5 and 4) like to play Cootie, Don't Break the Ice, and Ants in the Pants. Plus those games are super affordable. My 5 year old told me he wants Operation for Christmas this year. We love Uno Attack too!

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