Monday, January 25, 2010

Families Prosper Through Work & Wholesome Play

"Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities."

It actually is a rainy day over in our corner of the world.
A very rainy day, in fact...

Making "Rainy Day Bingo" a perfect tie-in with our lesson
about work and wholesome recreational activities within families.

Here's how you play:
First download and print off a Rainy Day Bingo Card for each child.
Then fill each square with activities: both work & play.
Mark off each activity as you do it together.
When the children fill in their entire bingo card,
you can reward them with a special prize.

Our Bingo game sent us on many adventures today:
We snuggled, read books, bounced in the bounce house, played hide & seek, cleaned up toys, folded and put away laundry, hugged Autumn and made her laugh, shared, called Grandparents and Daddy to say "I love you." and had a puppet show. We also enjoyed the cattle corral and rock climbing wall that Guy built in our front entryway using twine, to fulfill his requirement to "Build something great."

My kids LOVED this game.
They are now asking me
(with their mouths full of marshmallows), to,
"Please make us another bingo game!"

Work & play is always more fun when we do it together, as a family.

I found the idea for today's activity on this blog.
However, I made the "Rainy Day Bingo Card" myself
and it's a free download for you, so please enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. wow, great ideas as usual...too bad my kids are gone and grandkids live so far away...