Games and Fun
Have fun together and make time to laugh
Laughter will be remembered best and most of all.
read a funny story aloud
tell stories about each other (and childhood stories)
call grandma or grandpa and have them tell stories about their childhood (or yours)
forgive mistakes and laugh them off
chuckle at your inventions, creations, music…
Observe yourselves and take yourselves lightly.
Each day you could create a home scavenger hunt:
This is a simple game to help your children use their hands to develop their stereognostic sense (creating pictures in the mind without using our eyes!).
Find a bag and put a few varied items in, e.g. spoon, hairbrush, pencil, sponge.
Name each item before you place it inside the bag
Close your eyes and feel inside the bag
Choose an item you can feel and say what you think it is
Take it out and see if you're correct!
Leave the item outside the bag and feel inside for the next item
You can take turns feeling, guessing and checking each object. Then put those items away and choose a few new items to put in the bag.
You could add a variation by getting pairs of objects, e.g. 2 pegs, 2 hairbands, 2 forks. Feel inside the bag for one item, name it, then feel inside again for its matching pair.
You may be amazed what can be learned about money, resource management, justice, logic, problem solving, reading, maths, democracy… and especially what can be learned about each other by playing games.
Play board games and the old childhood games that are disappearing: Hide ‘n Seek, Sardines, 4 square, Tag games, Kick the Can, Capture the Flag, Hop Scotch, Jump Rope & Double Dutch, Jacks, Marbles, Mother May I, Red Light/Green Light, Spud, Cat’s Cradle, Musical Chairs, Hot & Cold, Battleship, Tic-tac-toe, Slap Hands, Catch, Blind Man’s Bluff, Marco Polo…
Observe and relish your play.