Thursday, April 15, 2010
Family Home Evening- Activities
I'm continuing this week's Family Home Evening theme with activities. This is the part that my kids always want to get to. The really fun part! Their are so many activities you can do with your family. I think the important thing is that you are doing something together with all of your family. We've done all kinds of things for our activity, but here are some of them; play outside, make a craft, decorate cookies, board & card games, take treats to neighbors and friends, and yard work. One of our favorites is the Don't Eat Pete game that I have pictured in this post. The one above we received as a Christmas gift from friends. It's very nice, cute and laminated, so it will hold up well. It also has the directions printed on the back.
To play Don't Eat Pete, you use a small food item like Cheerios, M&M's, raisins, etc. and place one piece on each person. You pick one person to be "it" and then have that person go out of the room or hide their eyes while the rest of the group picks a person on the board to be Pete. Let "it" start to eat the food one piece at a time, when he goes to eat the piece that is on Pete everyone yells "Don't Eat Pete!" It is a cute game that my whole family likes to play!
We first played this game when my son was 2. A friend down the street made a game board(the one pictured at the bottom of the post) and gave them out at church and that's when we first played it. My son was "it" and finally got to Pete after eating almost every little Cheerio on the board. My husband and I said "Don't Eat Pete" and it scared him so bad! Poor little guy. He cried so bad and we ended the game. Luckily, their was no long term "Don't Eat Pete" trauma. He's 10 now and he gets excited when we play it. That game is just one of our favorites. Another one is "Hide The Thimble." Pretty simple. Just get yourself a thimble, send one person out of the room while another person hides the thimble, and then let the person come back in to find the thimble. A fun one!! I will also link you to a past post of the Candy Bar Game, which is another fun one! Enjoy those activities and have fun with your family!