Friday, 28 December 2012

Puzzle and Game Find

I have been trying to keep the kids busy this week without resorting to back to back TV.  I thought of buying them some board games which we could play together or some jigsaws which my boys like, but found them rather pricey.  In the end I found some bargains at a local charity shop including unused Scrabble and Monopoly Deluxe games for £4 each (RRP £20 and £25 each in the high street).

Playing Scrabble with my boys was an interesting experience, especially when I put "enema" on the board and they all wanted to know what it was!









I also found a couple of puzzles for between £1 and £3 each.  The one below took Kooky Little Sister about two hours to make...




...before Gorgeous jumped on it.






















The puzzles turned out to be a good investment because the kids have played with them every day.  They'll also come in handy next time I have my sisters and cousins round for dinner (We've already had one game of scrabble with eight of us and it was great fun)

3 comments:

  1. Oh no, she spent two hours on it and the little earth crashed!!! Puzzles are a wonderful way to spend time indoors - there's something for all ages and is also a wonderful bonding activity!! I used to while away my free time in office doing online puzzles :-).

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  2. Dear Sister,

    I've been reading through your blog, it's very endearing. You're obviously a very pro-active person all round- I can't believe how much you fit into your days! I look forward to reading more :)

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  3. Asalaamu Alaikum

    Great ideas...I plan to do a candlelight boardgame night. Should be interesting.

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