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Tetris Magnets: Travel Games

Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your kids busy on long car rides or plane travel this spring break? We try to keep activities and games in the car or in our game bag during travel. We know that the kids are in better spirits when they are busy and entertained, and so are we. We keep the usual, books, board games, coloring materials, toy cars, etc. But we always love to keep something that is unexpected that will keep the kids attention a little longer.

I stumbled upon the blog Moms and Crafters and was impressed by their Tetris Magnets. My kids love to build, and they puzzles, so I figured this might be something they would be interested in.

For those of you not born in the 80’s, Tetris was a video game that allowed you to create a wall with different sized and shaped bricks. You had to make them fit by changing the way they fell and formed together.

Moms and Crafters has created a fun real-life multidimensional version with wooden beads and magnets. This appealed to me on two levels, they were going to be able to build and learn while playing, and it had magnets so it was easy to keep together and not lose. Check out the full tutorial on Moms and Crafters now. You can add this little set of toys to your at home games or  bring it on the road with you like we do. The magnets can be dangerous for younger children, so watch younger kids or do not allow them to play with them. My six year old loves this, but I wouldn’t trust my two year old with them. Enjoy!

Olympics Craft: Olympic Torch

The 2018 Winter Olympics have begun! This year’s Olympic Games is being held in PyeongChang, Korea.  The city will host Alpine Skiing, Bobsleighing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, and Speed Skating.

 The Olympics are such a fun event to watch on television. One of my favorite parts of the Olympics is the opening and closing ceremonies. So much goes into planning and creating the displays and parades that open and close the festivities. One of the great parts of the opening is the lighting and the running of the Olympic Torch. It travels to the Olympics in such a grand ceremony that it makes an incredible display.

 Since the torch is such an important part of the opening ceremony we thought it would be fun to let the kids create their own Olympic torch at home. Thank you to Classy Mommy for such a fun and simple craft.

 Classy Mommy has a very simple tutorial that will make it easy and fun to build your own Olympic torch at home. So head on over now to follow along. And be sure to check out all the other fun ideas she has for crafts and activities at home.

Thanksgiving Games and Fun

Who says that Thanksgiving is all about the food? This year we want to help you make it all about the fun and all about Thanksgiving games. This year lets make it about making memories with our loved ones, laughing at their jokes, delighting in their company, and soaking up the silliness.

Britni at Play, Party, Plan has some fabulous and funny Thanksgiving games that will get everyone at your thanksgiving table up and ready to play. From fun games, to silly moves everyone will be in stitches this year as they laugh themselves silly. Why not have some fun with the people at Thanksgiving? After all, you probably only see one another once or twice a year. How do you want to spend it? Sitting across from the table staring at one another? Or dancing around like a turkey and having fun? Britni has outlined several fun games that will have even the most boring family members laughing and letting loose. So try and have a little fun this year, you just might enjoy yourself!

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Thanksgiving Game Ideas