Board games to keep my tween and child busy?
June 12, 2012 8:13 AM Subscribe
Looking for (board/card) games my 12 year old (f) and 6 year old (m) children can play and keep themselves occupied for more than five minutes. Or even other activities Is it even possible?
posted by aorkis to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (39 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I am having to work from home for the next six weeks and looking for ways my children can stay occupied for a couple of hours a day. I don't want to use the television as a baby sitter (or video games) and
I have them do the usual arts and crafts or imaginary play but what about board games they can play together? It may seem like a stretch since one is a tween and the other is only six, but I'm hoping for some suggestions.
Here's the ones I have tried/do have:
Candyland, Snakes, Cooties, Don't Break the Ice, Uno, and I'm sure Old Maid is there somewhere.
We are living in a very hot area right now, and in a drought so our yard is basically dirt and weeds under the 105+ sun, and watering restrictions means no sprinklers/backyard water fun. So I have to come up with ways to keep them busy so I can get some work done.
I have perused some of the Amazon games sections but looking for other input.
Thank you in advance!