Get ready to break out your favorite boards and the extra video game controllers: December 20th is Games Day. Make it a special one by planning a day full of games for you and your family. Check out these ideas for how to make this Games Day the best yet.
December can be a stressful month for parents and kids alike with end-of-semester activities and holiday obligations taking up free time. Scheduling this day just for you and your family to let off some steam and have some fun is the perfect stress valve. Knowing you all have Games Day to look forward to can be a relief to the whole family, so make a countdown to Games Day to increase anticipation.
Games Day should be about spending time laughing and playing together as a family, not executing elaborate meal plans. Pick up some easy-to-make meals and snacks for the day or plan to order your favorite takeout. You can even let the kids pick out their favorites ahead of time to add to their excitement.
Plan for three different types of gaming to offer something for everyone: outdoor games, board and card games and video games. The weather might limit some outdoor activities, so make a backup plan in case Mother Nature derails your original one. Outdoor twists on indoor games such as lawn Twister and yard Yahtzee are a blast, as are more traditional lawn games like bean bag toss or horseshoes. You can even host your own mini-Olympics!
Countless board and card games are available for family members of all ages. For toddlers, Go Fish is a great card option and color-based games such as Candyland that don’t require reading are a big hit. For older kids and family members, card games like Phase 10 and board games such as Trivial Pursuit are extremely engaging.
When it comes to video games, Nintendo offers many family games such as MarioKart. Dance games such as Just Dance and other performance-based ones also let the whole family join in with some performative fun.
Make this Games Day unforgettable so that one day your children will look back and smile at the memory of it. Schedule an appointment with the Pediatric Dental Group today to ensure those smiles are well taken care of until then.