Teenagers

Jan11

Word Squares

How to Play:

  • Draw as many grids as possible and conceal them from the opponent players.
  • Take turns in naming a letter.
  • As a letter is called, write it immediately on one of the grid cells.
  • When the grid is complete, the players count up the number of words they have made – reading across, down, or diagonally. The one with the highest score wins.

Charades

How to Play:

  • Divide yourselves into two teams.
  • Prepare a set of chits with phrases written on them.
  • One team member has to enact the term to their respective team. And they have to make the right guess.
  • Set a timer and make sure there are no words or lip movements.
  • Use a pen and paper to keep track of the scores.

Pictionary

How to Play:

  • Set up a Pictionary board and keep a marker or chalk handy.
  • Make a set of cards/chits to write what is to be drawn and shuffle them.
  • Designate one person from each team to be the first picturist.
  • Let them choose a card. Give them five seconds to analyze what they have to draw.
  • Set a timer of a minute.
  • As they draw, keep guessing, and the team that makes the fastest, correct guess wins.

Hang Man

How to Play:

  • Think of a word or phrase.
  • The player draws dashes equivalent to the number of letters in the word on a board or paper.
  • The others will start guessing one letter at a time.
  • If they guess the wrong letter, the player draws one element of a hangman’s gallows.
  • A segment of the gallows and a victim is added for every wrong letter.
  • Completing the gallows allows a minimum of six wrong answers until the game ends.
Hot Potato
How to Play:
  • Gather three or more people and stand or sit in a circle.
  • Play some music and pass the potato around.
  • Stop the music and see who got eliminated.
  • Repeat until only one person is left with the potato.
We loved the options that Style Craze shared so we had to leave a few here for you to try during your stay with us.
All information sourced and credited by https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/family-games/
Dec09

The snow is falling and the kids are filled with excitement and energy looking for something to do!

Here are a few fun winter activities that the entire family can participate in.

  • Lets go sledding: Grab those sleds, crazy carpets, GT racers, or garbage can lid whatever you have handy – behind La Casa there are multiple hills to choose from, small, or tall hills.
  • Build a Snowman
  • Snowball fight
  • Snowball target practice
  • Snow painting – grab some spray bottles and fill them with water and some food dye and color the snow
  • Family Fun Winter Scavenger Hunt
  • Family Snow Angles
  • Build a Igloo
Oct23

Here at La Casa we are so lucky to have such a large back yard to enjoy!

While visiting be sure to bring your dirt bikes, quads and side by sides as there are trails just down the road that can be used by the public.

A few things to note before heading out onto the trails:

  1. You must purchase a trail pass both day and yearly passes are available here
  2. Assure your toys all have spark arrestor to protect our beautiful backyard (must have one installed to ride the trails)
  3. You cannot ride directly from La Casa as there is a portion that is protected area so you must have a trailer or transportation to bring your dirt bikes, quads and side by sides to the marked trails
  4. Limited service while riding so download Avenza Maps before arriving to download the trail map! Trail map can be found here!
  5. Helmets must meet the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) specifications are required

For more information visit Bear Creek Trail Riders website

After a long day of riding you can cozy up with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Okanagan from your patio that La Casa Cottages offers.

See you soon!

dice games
Dec26

Whether you are traveling in December for holiday festivities or just some pre-New Years relaxation, you might be looking for things to do indoors when the temperature drops. Here are 3 easy dice games that you can do with minimal prep (super easy to pack, too).

1. Knock Out

This dice game only requires 2 dice and involves adding up to the number 10, making it great for younger kids to play, too. Each player first chooses their “knockout number” between either 6, 7, 8, or 9. Two players CAN pick the same number.

Decide who goes first by each rolling a die with the person who rolls the highest taking their turn first, second highest goes second, and so on. On their turn, a player must roll two dice. If they land on their chosen “knock out” number, then they are disqualified from rolling until everyone has been knocked out and the next round starts.

Every roll (EXCEPT the knock out number) contributes to the player’s overall score. Players race to a score of 100, or whatever goal your group decides on.

2. Catch Up

This dice game is great for a larger group, as it requires between 4-8 players. You will need 2 dice as well as an assortment of counters, which can be anything from bits of paper to coins, etc. The first player to obtain 3 tokens wins.

Give the dice to the oldest and youngest players (or however else you want to divide it up). Both will roll their dice at the same time and anyone who lands on a 6 must pass their dice to the right. The goal is to be the one person holding both dice. Then, you earn a counter and the process starts again.

Between each dice roll, there is a chant (mainly to give those without the dice something to do), which you can customize to your group. Use an assortment of clapping or knee-slapping to emphasize every other word to make it more exciting. We like to use the “We Will Rock You” chant, changing up the second repetition to announce the dice roll, as such: We will, we will, rock you. We will, we will, ROLL NOW!

3. Run For It

You will need 6 dice to play this and any amount of players is fine, though it tends to work best with 4-5 for time’s sake. Players will take turns rolling all 6 dice and trying to make “straight”, that is: a series of numbers that progress in counting order. For example: 1, 2, 3, and 4 OR 5, 6, and 7.

A “straight” can encompass anywhere from 2 to 6 numbers and each dice in the sequence gives the player 10 points. So 1, 2, 3, 4 would be worth 40 points in total. You can only make ONE straight per roll, so players should pick the one that gives them the most points.

Whoever reaches 500 points wins. You can raise or lower that number depending on how long you want to play.

Bonus: Want something even simpler? Check out these dice games that require only a single die!

Have Fun and Roll Away

Whatever dice games you decide to play, be sure to enjoy the time spent with your loved ones this holiday season. Play games, enjoy the snow, and celebrate the holidays together.

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