We’d decorate Christmas cookies, visit out-of-town family and friends, and spend days at home in our pajamas.
Unfortunately, only one of those things— the pajamas— actually happened, and not because of intentional laziness; it’s because we were sick. Really sick. My family and I subsisted on chicken soup and cough drops, and 2 weeks later my house still smells of Vick’s Vapo Rub.
Even though my holiday fantasy wasn’t filled with much hustle or bustle, we managed to have a good time (between bouts of fever and body aches). What was the secret? Board games.
Board games are a relatively new family pastime in my house. Since my oldest is almost 10 and my youngest is 3, there haven’t been many games that my children could all play together. We’ve recently turned that corner, though, since my daughter is finally a bit more mature developmentally.
Winter break has come and gone, but not a day goes by that at least one child asks me to get a game out. Since we’ve exhausted the ones we have, I’m on the lookout for others that are appropriate for a wide range of ages.
I’ve rounded up 8 games for kids of all ages. Some are ones we already have and others have been recommended by teachers and friends.
What’s your family’s favorite board game?
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