Every morning after we drop the older two off at school, I ask him "What do you want to do today?" About 95% of the time he says he wants to play the Wii. Sometimes I let him. Probably more than I should. Depending on what I need to get done for the day, sometimes that is the only way I can get anything accomplished. Having 3 young boys, I have to get something done every day, or else my house becomes a danger zone and looks like a tornado came through.
Some days I don't feel like doing anything. I can usually get my lil one to play a game with me because who doesn't want mom's undivided attention? One of his favorite games is this Monsters University - Dice Game
All that is in the game are little tokens with Monster's characters on them and three dice.
Each player takes 3 tokens. Put the rest in a pile in the middle.
Whoever ends up with everyone else's tokens wins the game.
I love how you can open his mouth and you can fit all of the pieces in there. I guess it's also to help little hands shake the dice. We have found that it's easier just to grab a cup if they need help. You have to help them squeeze the mouth open anyway.
This game is easy enough that my little man can play it mostly by himself. It's nice to throw in between the never ending Hi Ho Cherry-O and Candyland.
Whenever I have someone ask me if I have any games that would be good for kids, I always tell them about this one. It's a game that all of my kids like to play and they can even play it with each other if mom and dad are busy. It's a good game for teaching kids how to take turns. It's a pretty fast moving game, depending how much shaking of the dice is done before your kid rolls it. It's easy enough that preschoolers can play it with little to no help if they are able to follow directions. My older two can even explain it to their friends and cousins and teach them how to play. I highly recommend this game if you are looking for a game for your children.
What are some games you like to play with your kids?