If you are anything like me, then you haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet. If that the case and it’s because you’re not sure what to get the kiddos on your list, I’ve got some suggestions for you.
We have five children, so we’ve seen our fair share of toys come through the house. Some are played with for ten minutes then left to collect dust until we donate them or throw them away.
Others, however, continue to be played with year after year, child after child. These are winners folks!
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Here are the 5 most popular games and toys at our house.
Everyone in house loves Legos. I even bought my husband The Beatles set for his birthday. My My kids love to put together a brand new sets, but they also love to make their own creations out of the bins and bins of pieces that we have. My younger two boys play with them every night before bed. If there is a Lego lover on your list a new set is a great idea, but so are baseplates, Lego Head Storage Bins or this book.
Uno is our favorite card game to play as a family! It helps to teach our younger kids colors and numbers. Older kids can apply strategy to the game to make it more interesting and fun. It’s easy to bring along when your family is traveling.
Magformers have been such an unexpected hit in our family. One of my kids (I don’t remember which one!) received these for Christmas several years ago and they have been played with ever since. Every month or so we rotate toys and these never get put in the attic.
I’m not a huge fan of electronic gadgets for my children, but I have to admit on several occasions I’ve been glad we have Kindles. We encourage our kids to play educational games and read books on them, but I’ve been known to play a round of Candy Crush or two. 😉
Qwirkle is another favorite game that we love to play as a family. It doesn’t require any reading, so even our 3 year old can play (with some help). Our older kids are starting to learn how to apply different strategies to maximize their points.
Well, there you have it. As I said I haven’t finished my Christmas shopping yet, so I’d love to know what are your family’s games and toys? Please let me know in the comments!