If your family is anything like ours, you have a wide variety of ages living under one roof.
At our house, we have two middle schoolers, a third grader, and a kindergartener. Not to mention my husband and I, who have our own 12-year-age difference.
While our four kids still share similar interests – such as art, dance, and anything Disney related – it’s become more challenging to find activities that are age-appropriate and enjoyable for us all to do together. Our older girls have outgrown games such as Memory, while our younger ones aren’t quite ready for the complexity of Risk.
Because of this, we’ve gotten creative in discovering pastimes the entire family can enjoy together. Here are three of our favorite “age-defying” activities.
1. Board Game Duos
One of our family’s preferred board games is Ticket to Ride. If you’ve never played it before, the goal of the game is to complete train routes across the United States and reach the finish line before the other players.
We do have one problem when it comes to playing as an entire family, though. The reading level and strategy involved are too advanced for our 5-year-old. In fact, a lot of our favorite board games – Clue, Monopoly, and Trivial Pursuit – present the same problem.
How do we solve that?