Children

Apr03

A family vacation create some memorable moments for all family members and to make your vacation even more entertaining we’ve done some research on favorite family games that will keep your children busy during flights/road trips, and everything in between! Bring the whole family together for a cozy evening full of fun and laughter. You can see the whole list of games that we chose for you at the end of this blog.

Battleship

This pen-and-paper game is perfect for two! Win the game by making strategic guesses to uncover your opponent’s ships on the map!

For this game you will need two grids sectioned out 11 by 11, lettered A-J from top to bottom along the left side, and numbered 1-10 across the top.

Each player has:

  • 1 submarine (3 squares);
  • 2 cruises (3 squares each);
  • 3 destroyers (2 squares each);
  • 1 carrier (5 squares);
  • 2 battleships (4 squares each);

Explain to your kids that they should allocate their ships on the grid before the start of the game. Next, let them guess ships’ coordinates, taking turns. (Your opponent should mark your guesses down on their grid). When one of them hits all squares of the ship – it has been sunk! The game is finished when all ships of one player have been sunk. Your kids will be busy at least for an hour, and you can spend this time on yourself whether it’s a short nap or few chapters of your favorite book.

And don’t forget to enjoy your family games with healthy snacks from Okanagan such as Shrimp Appetizer and Tropical Cooler Smoothie

If you are looking for more games you should check out following options:

We hope that these games will help you to enjoy your family vacation and will keep kids busy during your road trips or flights!

Mar06

A great pen-and-paper game that will keep your kids busy is a Hangman. This game is a perfect option for a road trips or flights, and despite the simplicity of the game it can be hours of fun!

One player should think of a word/phrase and write blanks for each letter, next to the word should be drawn gallows with a rope. Another player guesses letters until he/she can recognize the word or phrase. However, for each wrong guess, a part of the body is added to the gallows’ rope (in total 6 body parts: 2 arms, 2 legs, head, and torso). The blanks should be filled before all 6 parts of the body will appear on the gallows or you lose!

Don’t forget to prepare some healthy Travel Snacks for the road! Click here for ideas Perfect Travel Snacks for your family trip!

If you want more games in your pocket that are perfect for a trip check Dictionary Game.

We hope that these games will help you enjoy your family vacation and will keep kids busy during your road trip or flight!

Feb06

If you are looking for a family game that will not only entertain your family members but will also develop creativity and expand vocabulary, this game is the perfect choice!

The dictionary game is great for a big family, or a group of friends. All you need is an old dictionary! (or you can simply download a dictionary app on your mobile phone). One person chooses an unknown word from the dictionary and the rest of the people write a fake definition for this word (trust us, this part is very funny!). The person who picked the word adds a card with the correct definition and shuffles it with suggested answers. After this he/she reads all definitions aloud and players vote for what they think is the true definition. Players earn points when they guess the right definition. Players can also gain points for having the most picked INCORRECT definition (So it pays to be creative!).

This game will not only bring a lot of fun to your family evening but also will help to learn a lot of new words in a game form (especially useful for the youngest family members ☺).

And if you’re looking for a great snack to boost brain power during game night, why not prepare this delicious Chocolate Banana Smoothie

The Energyplex
Jan30

Looking for a fun-filled active day for the whole family? Be sure to check out Kelowna’s indoor family fun park – The Energyplex! With fun activities such as the energy cube, trampolines, rock wall and Ballistix, there’s definitely something for everyone! Feeling more adventurous? Then try checking out their extreme activities such as Bungy extreme trampolining, Skytrax or laser tag galaxy!
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