I am reveling in summer. I am loving the sunshine and the warm temperatures. And while it is trying at times (hey - I'm being real here!), it's amazing having the extra time at home with my boys. After the long winter we had (hello cold and snow!), they can't get enough time outside, running in the grass and soaking up the sun.
This summer especially, now that the boys are older, we are working on setting aside special days and nights for family time each week. These times are for quality time, whether it's a day trip to a local attraction or a movie night with popcorn.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy a night with my boys is to have a Game Night. We grab take out and pick up fun snacks, then sit around the living room and play round after round of games. Sometimes it gets heated (we are a competative family) but it usually ends in a lot of laughter.
ALEX brand toys has an amazing assortment of toys perfect for Family Game Night. These are a few ALEX has given me a chance to do with my family:
The Storybook Game from Ideal® is sure to be a hit at family game night! It’s a card game of tall-tale telling fun! In this memory game, children create a different story each time they play. The story develops one card at a time! This game is excellent for challenging kids’ creativity and improvisation skills! This fun card game comes in a lunch box tin, making it easy to transport to picnics, family game nights, camping trips, and more! Designed for 2 or more players, ages 4 and up! (Retail: $10.99)
Scaventure Kids™ brings the fun of exploring into one great big party game. Find out who can come back to home base with the most activities completed. Find a fossil rock, or a sticker or a banana. Scaventure Kids has it all, whether playing with just 2 kids or in a large group. The fun and excitement never ends and the creativity will always be rolling. This is a great game for kids ages 7 and up and is designed to be played with 2 or more players. (Retail: $19.99)
Do you have a budding engineer or architect in the family? If so, this construction game from Ideal® is the perfect gift! A winner of the National Competition for the Mensa Select® Award, this is an educational game that is proven to be both fun and challenging. Teams must race to build the structures shown on the cards by using only the verbal instructions the Foreman of the team provides. Watch out, included on the board are Blind Challenges, Silent Challenges, Memory Challenges, and Clock Challenges. This educational game not only helps players strengthen their problem solving skills, it also helps strengthen communication skills as well – both important for all ages. Designed for 4 or more players, ages 8 and up!
So for under $60, you can have several Family Game Nights planned for your Summer!