Did you know that September 25th is Family Day? True story! While we should always try to spend as much time with our kids as possible, Family Day reminds us to take a break from our busy lives and really focus on bonding over fun activities together. I can’t think of a better way to spend time together than by turning it into a family play date!
Break out the board games and the cooperative toys (things that you can play with together, versus toys that really don’t require much imagination) and let the bonding begin! Check out a few awesome toys and games for toddlers through teens that your family will love! Plus, keep reading for a chance to win one of these great toys!
4 Fab Family Day Games & Toys for All Ages
I am receiving samples of some of the below toys in exchange for posting. Affiliate links also included below.
Learning Resources City Engineering & Design Building Set
Learning Resources City Engineering & Design Building Set is fun for adults and kids, making it a perfect toy for Family Day! Encourage an early love of STEM learning with this one-of-a-kind City Building Set. You and your little engineers can create skyscrapers, cranes, bridges and more with 89 easy-to-assemble pieces. Use the included activity cards to complete design challenges, or create your own unique designs. It’s an engaging way to challenge logic, problem solving, and engineering skills. This set contains 100 pieces and is perfect for kids age 5 and up.
Learning Resources’ Lil’ Lemonade Stand-Off™ A Memory Matching Game
Another fun game from Learning Resources, the Lil’ Lemonade Stand-Off™ A Memory Matching Game is the perfect families to build their memory skills together! Compete to win by earning the most coins at your lemonade stand. Just draw a card, look at the order of the yellow and pink cups, and then recreate it from memory. Aside from memory and recall skills, this game also helps develop critical thinking, matching, problem solving, counting, and fine motor skills. It’s a fun and challenging game for 2 to 4 players, ages 5+.
Educational Insights’ The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game®
I’ve been a long-time fan of Educational Insights. They make the most amazing toys and games for kids of all ages. The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game® is designed for kids ages 3-5, but fun for adults to play along with as well. Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, and place it into your log. Be the first to fill your log with delicious acorns and you win! You could also spin “pick an acorn,” “steal an acorn,” or “lose an acorn,” so be strategic, little squirrel! A quick, fun game that can be played continuously in a short time with easy setup and cleanup.
Doodle a Droodle from Purple Cow
Looking for something that the older kids will love? A new take on the classic game Pictionary! The Purple Cow brings the “Droodles” back to life with a twist in their game Doodle a Droodle! What exactly is a “droodle”? It’s a mix between a doodle and a riddle, and it’s pure fun! In this entertaining game, you’ll need to thik creatively and sketch your interpretation of the droodle. If you do a good job, you win points! This game helps develop fine motor skills, critical thinking, creativity, and “out of the box” thinking. Plus, it’s definitely good for your sense of humor! Inside the box you’ll find 108 droodles, erasable tin board, 2 erasable pens, a sand timer & instructions booklet. This game is the Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio – Gold Seal Award 2016, and its perfect for ages 6+.
Here’s your chance to win one of these awesome toys to celebrate family day with your kids (or tuck it away for the holidays, I won’t tell!). Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and winner will receive choice of the Educational Insights’ Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game or the Learning Resources City Engineering & Design Building Set. Enter by September 12th. Winner will be notified via email. Good luck!