Thursday, June 9, 2011

Picnic Flash

Saturday was a special day. It was one of very few Saturdays a year that we have all four kids together. Usually, either A is with her mom or my three are with their dad. Stinks having a split family!

So, Saturday we began the day by going to the park (early...since it was going to be so hot). We played ladder ball, played on the playground, and threw around a football. It was fun. Then, we came back and worked. That was okay, too. We all worked together. Some outside. Some inside.

Around lunchtime, everyone was kind of cranky. :( I wanted to make lunch fun, so I came up with the idea of using our UNO Flash game board and assigning different parts of the meal to each light. The kids LOVED it! I was surprised what a hit it was. Even after some of the items were gone and I was ready to just eat the rest, they wanted to keep playing. This is how we did it: if it hit "sandwich," we would all eat a quarter sandwich, if it hit "yogurt," we would all eat three bites of yogurt, etc.

What a blast!

Then, we went to see Kung Fu Panda 2 and enjoyed our evening together, loving every minute! :)

1 comment:

shana said...

What a great idea. I'll have to remember this!!