Tuesday, August 21, 2012

B.M.W.B #34 - The Mystery Book Game

Sometimes I make up games just for fun. Simple things to do with my boys that create a happy atmosphere is my main hope from an activity.

This week I filled a drawstring bag with bits and pieces and in the afternoon we took turns pulling an item out. Whoever pulled out the item had to think of a story/book that related to the item (in their mind no hard and fast rules here). Then they found the book and we read it together.
It was great to stop and create anticipation and mystery around reading a big stack of books together.
Some of my happiest memories involve listening to stories.

The boys absolutely loved it and were very encouraging to each other about whatever they picked.

What is your favourite all-time picture book?
This year I am making more of a conscious effort to have quality moments with my boys. B.M.W.B (becoming the mama I want to be)  is my way of recording and hopefully inspiring other mama’s too. Please inspire me with the little moments you are snatching with your little people OR with ideas I could do with mine. If you have blogged about it please leave a comment so we can all visit and encourage each other. 
Simple. Achievable. Intentional: becoming the mama I want to be.


Leonie said...

We are big on books and reading too. Very special times and what a great activity :)

Miriam said...

Reading is such a great activity and SO easy

Unknown said...

LOVE reading books. I played cars with my boys - we'd have those tracks running all around the dining room table, up and down the chairs, etc. Luckily, we never used the dining room, so setting up the cars & hotwheel tracks in there was a GREAT idea.

When I was little, we used to throw blankets over the dining room table and chairs and prop up pillows and build forts or teepees, and then hide underneath and tell scary stories!

FUN TIMES! Enjoy it now, they grow up so fast! So cliche to say, BUT IT IS TRUE! And you can't roll back the clock!

-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

Miriam said...

even now I feel the time racing too fast - they are SO sweet