Another Idea for Summer Fun: Play Something

Monday July 12, 2010
Too hot to go outside? Break out the board games inside where it’s cool. It’s time to play something!

Dig out the Checkers.
Dust off the Chutes and Ladders.
Pull out the Monopoly and Scrabble.

“We haven’t done that in years,” say the parents of middle schoolers and teens. What better time than now to revisit some of the favorite games (and rivalries) of the earlier years? We were once without power for about 14 days, and people still talk about rediscovering simpler joys then – enjoying cards, board games, reading, and just really seeing the starry sky.

“My boys hate the games we have,” exclaims another mom. Arrange a trade! Clean out the game cabinet and visit a friend who has done the same. Take home the games they don’t want and try them out.

Don’t have any (or many) board games? Invest in a new one, or borrow one from another family.

Get together with another family and “board game it” together.

If you’re really creative, make your own board game! Check this site out for downloadable templates and step-by-step instructions. If you google "Make your own board game," you'll find more sites. Some even list books and other sites that will help you.

So play something together – in the sun, in the shade, in the cool AC, at the beach, on the floor after dinner.

For the love of summer,

6 comments:

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Laura,

We invested in a deluxe Scrabble game and we love it! Our family also got a Wii 2 Christmases ago and it's STILL fun...especially on hot, muggy days. My favorite Wii game? "Just Dance". It's a blast!

Hope you are well, my friend!

Anna K. said...

We love to "geek out" at our house with the Hubby's different game systems and the wii, but it's still fun to play board games around the kitchen table!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Nothing makes my youngest happier than breaking out the board games with the family. Thanks for the reminder to do it more often!

Karen said...

Wow, I didn't know there was a site for games. Will check that out. Thanks!

Johnnie said...

Did I tell you about the Donley-opoly game my girls made for me for my birthday? We've played it a couple of times now and it's so much fun. They did such a great job with the properties and the cards.

Honey Mommy said...

Even my 4 year old loves to play board games and do puzzles!

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