Board Game Night
The purpose of a family fun night is to have 'fun'! So, don't choose a board game that is too hard for your kid's age, or one that you hate playing. Choosing a game for family game night can be a little tricky if you have children at different developmental stages. Start by playing one that your youngest child definitely can play. One of our favorites is Clue Junior. My most-hated little kid game is Candyland; it's so boring and frustrating.
Board game nights are fun to plan and anticipate; but it's easy to pull out a game whenever you're family seems bored, or you want to turn off the TV monster for a while. Keep a stash of great board games for these times, and you're sure to find a taker when you ask, "Does anyone want to play a game?”
After you've all played the easiest game, let your youngest team up with someone for a bit more challenging game. If you're just starting with board games, pull out some of your kids' favorites and let them teach you how to play. After a few evenings of board game play, you'll enjoy finding new games to learn and play together. The classics such as Scrabble and Monopoly might seem safe choices, but you may find that the newer-generation games are even more fun.