The holidays are a time for togetherness, and the holiday break brings a lot of time for you to spend with your family. However, it can be tricky to know what sort of games and activities will be entertaining for everyone in your family. Often the holiday break can turn into a time where kids and adults split off and everyone does their own thing.
Not this year! Make the most of your holiday break by picking up some of the items on this list. We’ve gathered four of the best family products that we think will be a hit with you and yours this holiday break. Each product description includes a review from a parent like you that loved these products as much as we do.
The Best Family Products
This inexpensive remote control helicopter can provide hours of fun for the whole family. The helicopter is about the size of your palm, and the controls are easy to pick up. Younger kids will love watching and chasing the helicopter around, while older kids will love to try their hand at flying and landing it. You can make a game of it by seeing who can land it properly on various targets.
“Can’t believe how awesome this little helicopter works. Everyone in my family loves taking turns with it. Definitely a good purchase. We bought it a while back and never had any problems.”
You might find that your kids pick up on this fun and simple game faster than you do! The Spot it game includes a deck of cards, and each card has six animals on it. While the object of the game is always to quickly spot the match between the animals on one card and the animals on another, there are several ways to play that will help you customize the game for everyone’s age and ability. It can also be a helpful learning tool for teaching kids the names of over 30 animals that appear in the game.
“I can’t say enough good things about this game. My 5 and 3 year old LOVE this game! … As soon as I get home all I hear is “Mommy lets play the matching game!!” It is great for the whole family!”
If you are the parent of older or adult children, you may already know how great a quirky and funny game can be at bringing them together. This is one of those games. The family-friendly edition of this game is easy to learn and entertaining to play. The object of the game is not to get blown up by the Exploding Kitten cards hidden in the deck. Each player draws from a deck that has strategy cards that can be used to protect yourself if you do draw the Exploding Kitten, or prevent yourself from drawing the Exploding Kitten in the first place.
“Our family had a great time playing this over the Thanksgiving break…we even taught my nephew from Brazil how to play and he LOVED IT! Highly addictive game. Beware of the “Nope” cards…they will get you!”
Classic Jenga is a must-have for any family game collection. The simple game concept can be grasped by younger children, and is still challenging enough for older children and adults. It’s still fun even when you pull out the wrong block, and the tower comes tumbling down! Plus, it can double as building blocks for your toddler.
“My three kids (ages 4 thru 7) ALL love it (and trust me, there’s no other game they ALL love) and my husband and I also love it – which sort of tells you that it spans generations.”
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