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What games do parents play with "big kids" at home?

I have a 6 year old boy. Am wondering what games parents play with their kids (video games not included), to keep them active and have conversations and connect? This can me indoor or outdoor game. Since I'm on the East Coast, indoor suggestions most helpful.

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babette67

Asked by babette67 at 1:01 PM on Mar. 13, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Boogle, candy land, memory, all sorts of fun games we have gotten at the store.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 1:12 PM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • we've got a ton of board games and card games. monopoly jr, clue jr, boggle, candyland, memory....the list goes on and on.

    dh paints and sketches with them too
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 1:26 PM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • Uno and rummy-cube
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:24 PM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • I don't play games with my kids very often. We're usually busy doing our own things. I like UNO but my kids don't seem to get the concept and I end up having to help everyone (they are 7, 8 and 9). They are way into Parcheesi right now (they got it for Christmas). My son asked me to play a few weeks ago so I obliged since I wasn't doing anything else. He got mad half way through and flicked my pieces off the board (because I was winning) so I told him to put it away if he was going to be like that.
    I don't really like board games and stuff. People (including my husband and my kids) get way too competitive. I refuse to play with my husband (any kind of game) because if he isn't winning he's throwing a fit like a baby. I always throw every game I play no matter who I'm playing against because it's no fun for me when everyone's crying and whining because they aren't winning.
    My kids just play games with each other.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 8:21 PM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • Omg that is really sad. I feel bad for you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:01 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • board games are fun so are card games ... its a way to interact and talk without focusing it on talking. Also just going outside and kicking the ball around (soccer is good b/c you just make up goals and there you go -- we use plasic cairs)
    taking a walk toghether (just walking looking at stuff etc. -- like you do with friends)
    Window shopping - (and yes my kids are little 4 & 6) but sometimes we go to the store where its ALREADY discussed we're NOT buying anything .... and just look at cool stuff (also good to find out what tye like or don't like)
    inside.... if you like building or playing (I suck at it but.... other people are good) ... play dolls, lego, bakugan, "fighting"
    crafts are good
    cooking projects
    make a fort with blankets and pillow and whatever --this I like and one of my fav. growing up memories.
    pillow fights
    etc.
    MamiJaAyla

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 7:13 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • My daughter is 7 and LOVES connect four. She also loves to play rummy and go fish, memory and solitaire. Simple games tht you can play with regular playing cards.
    mistynights234

    Answer by mistynights234 at 8:06 AM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • My son will be 7 next week.. As far as actual games, we play chess, go fish, checkers, memory, don't break the ice, ants in the pants. But we do other fun stuff together too: color pictures, draw pictures, read, build with blocks (or legos or lincoln logs) Put together "plays" such as DINOSAURS ATTACK CITY. He has a fantastic imagination and is always coming up with some play or game he wants us to do.
    Krysden

    Answer by Krysden at 12:47 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • We love Sorry, blockus, sequence and apples to apples. UNO attack is fun too!
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 4:58 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

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