Build family communication and togetherness by using a weekly toy game hobby night. It is so easy nowadays to let work, school, and the business of life rule the day, that we can easily lose touch with each other. If we get together one night every week for a toy game hobby night, we could rekindle those family ties.
Those families with small children will most likely focus more on the toy aspect of the toy game hobby night. Take the time to get down on the ground and play with those youngsters. Cuddle those dollies and call yourself “grandma” or “grandpa.” Push those trucks around and pretend right along with the kids. If your back can take it, let them take turns riding you want a horse while you crawl around and neigh. Every kid loves that!
On summer evenings, try toy game hobby night in the sand box at the park. Using a classic mesh produce bag, collect a variety of suitable sand toys to use along. These toys include various containers, a few wheeled vehicles, toy garden tools, and cast-off kitchen utensils. In the sandbox along with your kids, you can create towns with roads, castles, or just about anything.
Modeling dough can be another great activity for toy game hobby night. Collect some small cookie cutters and old jar lids (for pans) and make fancy cookies and desserts – inedible and calorie-free, certainly! The kids can make a sizable box on it’s side for a counter and put the goodies on display to sell. Of course, you’ll pretend to buy, eat, have a great time!
Some fun games to a family event night include card games like Uno, board games like Candy Land or Life, and dominoes. When choosing games to play there are numerous areas to consider. Is Scrabble, as an example, fun for all, or does all of the spelling and thinking seem like work to some of the players? Does the game take a long time to play, so that some players’ attention spans engage in? Does the game encourage merciless competition, like Monopoly, leaving losers feeling left out? It’s essential for kids to understand how to lose and still have a great time. Don’t “throw” the game, intentionally letting them win all the time, but don’t mercilessly beat them every time either. Make it fun. If losing is a problem for most of the kids, have a look at some of the new cooperative games where everyone is about the same team.
Hobbies may also be great to share as a family. Maybe all your family members would be enthusiastic about pursuing musical skills together. Families are excellent singing groups because their voices match well. If that is not for you, maybe you’d all enjoy fishing. Square dancing is fun for some families, while others enjoy playing badminton or other active games and sports. The important thing is to have a great time together.
Having a toy game hobby night each week will allow you to stay close to young kids as they develop. It will keep the bond of affection fresh and the lines of communication open. Plan a toy game hobby night now!