Games from #Staples, Plus DIY Frosty Hot Cocoa
We’ve had the absolute worst weather this season. It’s been cold, dreary and we’ve had more rain lately than we’ve had all year. School is out for the holidays and it’s no fun being stuck indoors when you’re a child. Shoot, it’s not fun to be stuck indoors when you’re an adult either. Unless of course, you’re prepared with fun toys and games to keep the kids entertained. And I am. Prepared that is. I’ve got 3 new toys and games to keep the kids entertained on these dreary days. The kids and I agree that even though the weather has been dreadful, we’ve had one of the best winters so far and it’s all thanks to #Staples.
My game picks graciously supplied by Staples:
Abby has become the Monopoly queen. She beats me every time we play. Between her and Alyssa, it’s usually evened out with one winning one time, the other the next. It’s not about winning, though, it’s about spending time together in a fun way. We played this game all weekend and had so much fun, that time flew by.
I haven’t played with the Lite Brite personally but I love seeing what the girls design with it. I used to have one of these as a child and I knew that the kids would love one as well.
The Boogie Board play and trace ewriter is new to me. I’ve never seen one before and it’s one of the most creative and unique ways to get the kids to play. They traced each other and everything else and we had belly laughs for days over the things they’d create. Their favorite things to trace were each other and themselves.
If you’re looking for gifts for kids for Christmas, head on over to Staples for some great deals and savings. If you’re looking for a store locator, use my link to find a Staples in your area. Be sure to stock up on office supplies, office furniture, and Staples Brand paper towels as well as hand sanitizer while you’re there.
If you think these games look fun, you should see what winter time Staples Games Kathy’s playing over on Reviews By Kathy.
How about a fun game night DIY Frosty the Snowman for your hot cocoa?
I’ve been making tons of hot cocoa to keep us warm and it adds to the fun of playing the games. If you’d like to create my floating snowmen for your own game night hot cocoa, it’s easy peasy.
You’ll need marshmallows, stick pretzels (2 to 3 depending on how long you want to make the arms and legs), orange tic tac’s, black decorating gel and of course hot cocoa.
I use 1 stick pretzel for the body. I slide 2 marshmallows on it and at the top, I turn the 3rd marshmallow around for the snowman head. I use 1 or 2 stick pretzels for the arms and the legs, it depends on how long you want them (the smaller they are, the easier it is to sip the cocoa). Break 1 pretzel into 4 pieces or use 2 and break them in half. Add an orange tic tac for the nose and top it off with black decorating gel for the eyes and the buttons. You could make a mouth as well although mine never turn out right so I skip this step.