Fun way to spend Thanks Giving break at home with kids !!

Hello All, It feels so nice to write a post again !!. Happy thanks giving to all of you.  I am really thankful for this break from the general routine that gave me a some free time to write.  November has always been special to me. I have some of my friends birthdays falling in this month. In India important  festival Diwali will  fall around this time of the year. After coming to US, the only things that comes to my mind when I think of  November is “Thanks giving” ,”holidays” and “deals”.
After 2010 , November turned even more special as both my kids have their birthdays in this month. I am really thank full for having them in my life. They keep me busy and motivated.

Last week when I thought about this 5 daybreak with the kids at home, since we didn’t plan on going anywhere,  I was worried as how to engage them. They are slowly growing out of all the general activities that we used to do. I browsed through online and found a new way to spend time with them and found out that board games would be a good way to keep them engaged. It is working like a charm. If you have kids 3 years and up try some of these board games at home, it not only reduces TV time but also keeps them focused and engaged.

1) Snake and Ladder: My kids love this game and it is our house favorite now. This is only $5.

2) Old Maid : This is a good card game for kids. As of now we dont follow all the rules but yet it is fun to play with . You can get them fro $1 in dollar stores.
3) Sorry : We recently got this and my son loves this game. He wants to play this all the time !!
4)Magnetic tiles: This is only $16. This is also a very good way to keep kids occupied.

5) Connect : This is a fun game for the kids to play.

Playing board games is a fun way to spend family time. Please share other things that you do as a family and that helps to keep your kids engaged during winter and rainy days .