Posts Tagged ‘games’

02/03/10
Amy

(Classic Play) Hide the Thimble


My grandmother used to play a game with me that she called “Hide the Thimble”. The concept was simple – she took a thimble from her sewing desk and hid it in a specified room. The kids were then sent on the mission to find it.

Not being much of a seamstress myself, I don’t have a thimble in my house, but I play this game with my kids using other small objects. The kids pick a small toy or trinket from around the house and we take turns hiding and finding it. It is a fun and simple game (requiring very little energy output from you!) that kids love.

Tip: Younger kids can play too! Simply pick a bigger object to hide!

09/02/09
Amy

(Classic Play) Charades


Charades is a timeless game that has so many developmental benefits. It encourages creativity, communication, active play, and imagination. Actual charades cards are now available for purchase. They can really help younger children with ideas of what to act out. However, they are not necessary! Either way, laughs and creativity will abound. After all, there is nothing quite like seeing mom try to slither like a snake.

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08/09/09
Amy

(Classic Play) Board Games


Candy Land Board games and classic childhood go hand-in-hand. This age-old form of recreation holds immense value. Playing a board game isn’t about being entertained, but about being involved and active. It stimulates the mind and provides the opportunity for interaction.

This week, pick a time to engage your child in a game of Candy Land, Monopoly, Chutes & Ladders, Sorry, Life, or Clue and pass on the classic childhood torch. Sometimes it is the simplest of activities that brings the greatest sparkle to the eyes of a child.