Saturday, January 02, 2010

vacation days

The children didn't quite know what to do with themselves over the past few days, but finally they settled into a no-school mode with playing outside in the remains of the snow, watching movies, and playing games like Apples to Apples, Totemland, and Totally Gross. After a few rounds of the first one I pulled out the celebrity cards, which makes play much more pleasant. After all, what homeschooled 9 year old even knows who Michael Jackson and Cher are? The more people sitting around the table the funnier Apples to Apples is, so we have recruited game-phobic Tim to play with us. Today's pic? Our old favorite Mad Dash, a US geography game.

1 comment:

dstb said...

Hi Katherine,

We have also been doing a lot of game playing around here the last week. It helps to have an aunt and uncle visiting who enjoy playing games.

In addition to Mad Dash (and World Dash) we also like Blokus, Ringgz and a new one for us, Qwirkle. We have also played Set, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Sequence (and Sequence States and Capitals) and Hoopla. (hoopla is a game where we also have to skip some of the "pop" icon cards).

We got a couple of Professor Noggin games for Christmas, so I'll have to work those into our school day for a little fun.

Have a great week.