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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:

Monopoly Empire

Lite Brite

Boogie Board play and trace ewriter red

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.

Games from #Staples, Plus DIY Frosty Hot Cocoa

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?

Games from #Staples, Plus DIY Frosty 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.

Games from #Staples, Plus DIY Frosty Hot Cocoa

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  2. Courtneylynne

    December 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Omg how cute is this cocoa?!?! It would be a total hit with my 4 year old!!! So making!

  3. jo

    December 18, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    That was a fun hot cocoa! I think my daughter would love that!!! I didn’t know Staples sell board games too. Oh my.. I guess I missed checking the other aisles but thanks for the FYI!

  4. Eloise

    December 18, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I’ll have to make these cute snowmen in Hot Chocolate Christmas Day for the family, what a fun and sweet idea : ) thanks!

  5. Gabriel Bregg

    December 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I was shocked when I went to Staples online last year and saw how much they really had – much more than an office store!

  6. kendall

    December 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I LOVE these snowmen! How freaking cute!!! We have about 8 inches of snow here today, so I’ll have to make these for some hot chocolate! Adorable!

  7. Kate | My Mommy Brain

    December 16, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Oh those snowmen marshmallows are just adorable. I love Staples! They have some great gifts.

  8. Echo

    December 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Monopoly is one of my favorite games EVER! I totally love it. Oh man, those marshmallow snowmen are the cutest thing that I have EVER seen!

  9. Kathy

    December 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I love games! My daughters always want to play them, which I love. That snowman hot cocoa looks great too! How cute!

  10. uprunforlife

    December 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I always wanted a light bright growing up. It is something that I didn’t get for my kids either so that I could play with it too. Maybe, I can grab one for my youngest son. I love games or toys that spark creativity.

    The hot chocolate with the snowmen are adorable. My boys would love it. I will have to get some marshmallows and pretzel sticks next time I am in walmart.

  11. Ann Bacciaglia

    December 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I love the snowman coco topper. I will have to get Monopoly Empire. It will be fun to play during the Holidays.

  12. Debra @ Traveling Well For Less

    December 16, 2016 at 10:27 am

    We used to play board games all the time. Scrabble was our first pick followed by Monopoly. I didn’t realize that Staples carried board games.

  13. Rebecca Swenor

    December 16, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Boogie Board play and trace ewriter I have never heard of before but will have to try it. I love the Frosty the Snowman marshmallows for the hot chocolate is a really cute idea for game night. Thanks for sharing the games and the Frosty marshmallows.

  14. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    December 16, 2016 at 4:06 am

    i loveee your dyi..frosty chillin the cocoa is super cute. lol

  15. Cai Cansino

    December 16, 2016 at 1:00 am

    I love the snowman in the hot cocoa. It’s like me in a tub. = )

  16. Paula Bendfeldt

    December 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    We do game night once a week and all of these games sound like loads of fun. Love the idea for the hot chocolate, too cute!

  17. Chloe

    December 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    We love Monopoly Empire in this house as it goes quickly but still gives you the feel of the original game!

  18. Paula Schuck

    December 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I had no idea that Staples had toys. I get all my office supplies from them, so I trust the company. I’ll have to check it out.

  19. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    December 15, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I love it! There’s nothing like game night and snacks to make a great night!

  20. Emily

    December 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Ah, that is the cutest little snowman! My kids are finally old enough that we are really getting into playing games with them. It is so much fun!

  21. Jeanette

    December 15, 2016 at 11:15 am

    That is cute! I would love to make this for my kiddo! I know it would be fun to do this with them! We love playing games too and I am buying a few for christmas for him.

  22. Vivian

    December 14, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I love that Staples has toys. I have no idea. Kids get everything. I would consider giving a Big Kid a toy. We all live a stressful life & sometimes it gets more stressful around the holidays. So let’s go to Staples & get a game.
    I am not craving Hot Chocolate.

    1. Terri Beavers

      December 14, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      I enjoy playing games as much as the kids. We’ve had a blast with these games. I just moved and couldn’t wait to unpack them to start playing. I’m not craving hot chocolate either ;).

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