Last week I shared some different ways Lucy and Theo love playing with all our family games. (Here’s a link to that post~ Kids Exploring Games in New Ways). I also wanted to share three of Lucy’s favorite games for children. These are usually her top picks for family game night. What I especially love is that all three were gifts from family and friends!
1. Obstacles Game – This game is so much fun and takes some creative thinking! It’s a card game where players encounter various obstacles to overcome while on an adventure. Together the players use their tools (cards) to brainstorm ways to overcome each obstacle. This game really inspires creativity and cooperation.
2. Bird Bingo– This game is absolutely beautiful! I love the illustrations of the birds, and all the pieces are very good quality. I can see this lasting for many years to come. It’s a great introduction to playing bingo. And since the boards and pieces have both pictures and words, any child can play despite their comfort level with reading.
3. Animal Upon Animal– This is definitely a fun game for both children and adults. The pieces are all smooth wood and brightly colored. It’s a great game for teaching hand eye coordination, balance, and following directions.
I’m really interested in trying to make our weekly family game night really special~ maybe having popcorn while we’re all playing or some other special treat. Do you have a family game night? What games do your children enjoy, and what other things do you do on those nights to really make it memorable?