Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs #12: Let’s Play A Game!

This week I want to invite you to share what different games you use for learning in your homeschool. Outside games, board games, or card games, and what purpose or subject you use them for.

We love to play games! Gracie is constantly wanting to play something. Her latest obsession is checkers, which I am NOT good at, so Robby is teaching her that. I'm not sure what that game is teaching her, strategy maybe?

The others we play are:
Candyland - colors and numbers/counting

Chutes & Ladders - numbers/counting & patience (If you've played this, you know what I mean)

Scrabble - letters and spelling

Memory - memorization and matching

I Spy - colors - We play this inside and outdoors so we are constantly finding new things. Never gets boring.

Card games - Numbers/counting - Especially, poker. Yep, I said poker...she loves playing with a deck of cards and she is pretty good. Hmmm, maybe next card counting. Vegas here we come! LOL I am SO joking!

The most important thing I want her to learn while playing these games is how to lose gracefully. I've seen so many children get upset when they don't win. I want her to know it's ok, that you can't win every time. I really can't think of any other games at the moment. She's really big on puzzles right now also. We went to the Dollar Tree and bought six the other day. Big puzzles - 200 piece puzzles that she can do herself! I'm so proud of her!! She's such a smartie pants. ♥


  1. I agree with you . . . all children (even adults) should know how to lose gracefully. Thanks for sharing your ideas and I will see you in Vegas (JK).

  2. Amen! Games are great character builders.
    And...LOL....I like playing poker...5 card draw is my favorite. I play for M&Ms or rocks or toothpicks. I guess it comes from watching too many westerns. :-)

  3. EXECELLENT point about character building. I missed that in my post. I think I was too caught up in the FUN of it all! Excellent Memoir post. Thanks for sharing!


  4. We like the card games as well and the kids & hubby like to play poker, not me so much.

  5. Losing gracefully is SUCH an important thing to learn!! I cringe when I see adults pouting about losing a game--if only they'd learned to be gracious when they were children!

  6. Sometimes it is hard for them to learn to lose gracefully or to win without shoving it in their opponents faces.

  7. My kids love to play "I Spy" in the car, which is sometimes hard when we pass the the item spied! It makes for good laughs!

  8. My 9 year old is really good at Texas Hold'em!!LOL We don't let her play for money....but just wanted you to know you weren't the only poker playing momma!! ;o)


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