Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Our homeschool family loves to play games. We play all sorts of games. Some of them are part of our school routine and others are just for the plain fun of it. We tend to play a couple of different games for a couple of weeks and then move on to something new or forgotten. (We have been playing Mancala lately. Remember that game? I think Aaron and I got it the year we got married!)

One game the kids love right now is Blink. They actually have been playing it regularly since Christmas, when Glory received it as a gift. It is a card game from the makers of Uno that claims to be the "world's fastest game". It is actually a really quick game so everybody gets a turn. The idea is to try to be the first to get rid of your pile of cards by matching the shape, amount of objects on a card, or the color. Lots of options for having a card that plays. The direction indicate ages 7+, but 5 year old Glory has had no trouble with it.

My girls like to make up new ways to play. So it is a fun game with other options.
What homeschooling mom doesn't appreciate open-ended activities?

Even if you don't homeschool, it is a fun and quick game that the kids can play while you are cooking supper, giving baby a bath, etc.
This is what the girls did today while I cleaned up the mess from lunch.
Perfectly entertaining and not at all difficult to set up or put away.


Hilary said...

Our boys have been on an Uno kick lately. Haven't tried this one yet. Maybe a Target run is in order.