MILWAUKEE - Many families pass the time of the cold, dark months of winter by having family game night.
If you need a few more ideas to incorporate into your night of fun, check out these ideas from toy expert Erika Cardamone with PlayOnWords.com.
Happy Birthday to You! Game by Funko Games, 3+ ($14.99)
- Follow Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bird all over the town of Katroo
- There’s a fantastic language learning and conversational element
- Players move around the game board collecting as many cards and stars as possible
- These are wonderful open-ended questions that make kids think! Allows them to explore, discover, and self-reflect. These are all great for improving self-awareness and boosting confidence.
Bold Made, 3+, ($19.99)
- This is a modern twist on a classic card game, Old Maid.
- Amazing way to celebrate brave, hardworking, trailblazing and powerful women.
- 40 powerful women are featured in 10 different categories,
- Encourages learning about women who have had pivotal roles in our history- and inspire change for the future
- Women’s History month next month!
Tapple by USAopoly, 8+ ($19.99)
- Fast-paced word game that will keep players thinking and exercising their vocabulary skills in a hilarious way
- Select categories that generate more familiar words, like "Things at a Wedding," "Fruits,"
- Players take turns naming an answer beginning with a letter on the Tapple wheel, pressing the letter, then tapping the timer to restart.
- The 10-second timer beeps quickly so think fast!
Stack Your Chickens by MindWare’s Peaceable Kingdom, 3+, ($19.95)
- Entertaining wobble, topple balancing game.
- Practice hand-eye coordination and visual perception skills by stacking high quality wooden animals
- 40 different stacking challenges in 3 levels (easy, medium, hard).
- Early STEM learning live balance, gravity, and patience!
Find and Seek Scavenger Hunt by hapinest, 3+ ($12.99)
- Great on-the-go game for rainy days inside OR play outside
- Each card has a different adjective or describing word, like colors (red, blue), textures (soft, slippery) or size.
- Kids can work cooperatively together or in teams. Builds vocabulary, gets them talking and moving as they hunt!