Post by Michelle of Avery & Augustine
Family game night is a great way to connect with your kids and unwind from a busy week. It’s so much fun to theme your game nights. Food makes every event more memorable and the prep doesn’t have to be too elaborate or time-consuming. Some menu ideas for game nights include: pie night, favorite appetizers, a crostini bar, cookies + hot chocolate and a popcorn party.
For our outer space-themed game night, we put together astronaut snacks—cheese in the shapes of rockets, stars, the moon and the sun—on a platter filled with round crackers in various sizes to represent planets. We used cookie cutters from Sweet Estelle and Sur La Table to make outer space shapes.
Tic-tac-toe and card games are wonderful opportunities to practice early strategy, thinking and planning skills. Games like Where is Piou Piou? are enjoyable exercises in visual discrimination. At the end of the night, make clean-up time a game, too, and you won’t hear any complaints!
Thank you to The Land of Nod for sending the items for this post.