Today we are sharing fun stuff for the kids, and kids learning games we like playing with our grand kids. Do you ever wake up and just feel like you want to get away? All summer long I had this urge to travel, go see family, and drive to get away. I actually had a discussion with Sammie about not committing or over committing this fall and next summer. I want to flexibility to see family, travel and just escape for short trips if I get the chance. It’s hard being a mom to one in high school, and a grandma to little ones who live far away.
I told my family I needed to head out to see the grandkids before school starts. Because when I visit in fall, and they are in school it limits the time I have to connect, talk and play with them. I was happy to pack my bags, grab a few things I had received for free from our partner’s at Peaceable Kingdom , and head out to make the long drive to visit them before school started.
Fun Stuff For The Kids
When I visited the grand kids we took walks, went to back to school orientation, barbecued, made pies, played games, and packed as much fun into a week as we could.
This year my daughter will have two full time students, one pre school student, (who doesn’t start until next Jan.) and one 3 year old. Home learning is so important for the two youngest. Especially cooperative learning. Learning colors, counting, playing games together and learning how to take turns. Along with all the other pre school learning activities. Do you have pre school age kids or grand kids?
The first game I brought to play with them was Hoot Owl Hoot, an award winning cooperative game. What is cooperative learning? In a cooperative game, players work together against the game, not against each other. Kids learn vital skills like listening, sharing and collaboration all while boosting their self-confidence. This game is perfect for 2 to 4 players ages 4 years and older. (see video of how to play the game )
The second game I picked was Mermaid Island. It was a game I thought my oldest granddaughter would enjoy playing with her siblings. I truly believe older kids love teaching, and game playing is a good time for them to share their knowledge. Below is Audrey seeing what’s in the game and how to play it. (see video of how to play the game)
This game is 2 to 6 players ages 5 years and older. I remember the days of life with little ones, there is so much fun, activities and chaos all rolled up into one. I know this will bring lots of fun and learning to my daughter’s kids for years to come.
The kids love both games, but they love this one with the spinner. We had so much fun playing and I love the directions are printed right on the boxes lids. No flimsy directions to lose.
- Peaceable Kingdom can replace small missing game pieces for free and have a commitment to being green. Win-win.
You might remember the DIY summer camp (with free printable reading list perfect for fall too) I created? Well, my granddaughter loved her camp journal so much I thought I’d give her the meaningful life journal, as an early gift. This journal is 100 pages, filled with questions, full things to do, and writing prompts.
If you have kids or grandkids, are looking for educational games, journals and gifts for kids you might like any of the items you can get at Peaceable Kingdom. Their products can be found online via their website, Amazon and other retailers. Or by clicking the links in this post, taking you directly to the sourced items.
What types of games do you enjoy playing with your kids or grandkids?