Thursday, April 30, 2009
Remember when you were growing up? No speaking at the dinner table unless you were being spoken to? I remember those days very much!
Those days are no more! We want to be involved in our children's lives, especially since it seems like everyone is moving in 20 different directions!
Enter Dinner Games by Families with Purpose!
What Makes these Dinner Games So Great?
Quick and Easy - Each dinner game is quick and easy, taking only one to three minutes to play
Appeals to a Variety of Ages - Dinner Games are available in two styles; The Original Family Dinner Games are designed for kids ages 5 - 12 and the Beginner Family Dinner Games are best for kids ages 3 - 6.
No Hassle - The dinner games are designed to be played at the dinner table while the family eats their meal. They require no advance preparation and most only require the use of supplies found on the dinner table.
Educational - The dinner games are designed to sharpen the family's critical thinking, social, math, memory and language skills all in a fun way.
Open up Conversation - Some of the dinner games use the family dinner to open up family conversation using thought provoking conversation starters.
Encourage Good Eating Habits - Many of the dinner games involve food and encourage the family to eat their vegetables and drink their milk.
Enhance Closeness - The games make the family laugh and encourage conversation both of which enhance a family's closeness.
Mess Free - All of the dinner games are laminated making spills easy to wipe off and clean.
We received two games to review: Gather Round Dinner Game, and Classic Dinner Games (pictured above). My children and I really enjoyed this game! I'm a single mom but I love to play games with my children and these games also allowed me to learn more about them. We learned about ourselves too, because one question my son even changed his answer after I answered the same one! (He had a guilty conscience lol!)
Here's my son while we were playing the game:
Even though he doesn't look thrilled there, he loved the game too! We all played these the first time on Easter Sunday and we have played at least once a week since! There are so many different cards and topics in these games, you could play for hours!
Sample Gather Round Dinner Games
Here is a sample of 12 of the 132 dinner game activities.
Everyone name as many red foods as possible
Pickup something and have everyone name a word that rhymes with it.
What's the funniest thing you saw this week?
Everyone sip their milk/drink
Give a thumbs up to whoever made tonight's dinner
Challenge someone to spell a word
Say 3 nice things about the person to your right
Name 3 super powers you'd like to have; let your family give you a superhero's name
Sing any song
Imitate a famous person or character for everyone to guess
Make up a story about a fish named Joe
Hum a tune for everyone to guess
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This giveaway will end at Midnight EST on 5/30/09. I will email the winner as well as post the winner's name and winning comment here. The winner will then have 48 hours to get back to me or I will have to choose another winner.
This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.
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