Friday Family Fun Night

Friday Family Fun Night

Let the game of games begin!

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a rainy, dreary day here, so I thought this household could use a fun night. Our usual Friday night consists of pizza and watching a movie or playing a game, but this time I decided to jazz up game night and make a game out of choosing the games! Whoa! Here’s an easy, fun way to get everyone excited about doing family activities.

**I only had 40 minutes of overlap time where both kiddos were in school today, and I wanted this to be a surprise, so please excuse the sloppy construction**

I give you “Punch the Game to Get a Game“!!! Ta da! We took turns punching through the tissue paper to pull out a piece of paper to reveal what game/activity we played. There’s something about a surprise that makes everything more exciting 🙂 I decided to have 10 activities so they could each punch the surprise board multiple times, which meant the activities inside were not very time consuming. Our slips of paper included: make popcorn, choose a cozy blanket and book for story time, make a musical instrument and march around the house (Eli was the band leader for one time around and then we got new instruments and Ava was leader), get bath and pajamas on, dance party for a random song on Google Home, and then the following games – UNO, Race to the Treasure, Scavenger Hunt, I Spy Bingo, and Yeti in my Spaghetti. We punched 3 surprises before dinner and the rest after. Ironically, one of the punches before dinner revealed “bath and pajamas,” which the kids laughed and laughed at! They thought it was the best thing ever to do that before dinner 🙂

I love crafts where I don’t have to buy anything! Scavenge around the house and use what you’ve got on hand!

Supplies:

  • Plastic cups
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Strong tape or rubber bands
  • Hot glue
  • Sturdy cardboard
  • Pencil/paper
  • Scissors
Make sure you have enough tissue paper to wrap over lip of cup to secure
  1. Flip a cup upside down on the tissue paper and cut a circle about 1″ larger than the cup. You want the paper to hang over the sides of the cup opening.
  2. Cut a piece of paper and write an activity/game/snack on the paper. Fold and place inside each cup.
  3. Place tissue paper over the cup opening and using a long piece of tape (or strong rubber band), fold over the tissue paper and secure along the cup so the opening is completely sealed. Repeat for all the cups, making sure to put a slip of paper in each one before sealing!
  4. Hot glue cups to cardboard.
I used Gorilla tape, but any duct tape or strong-adhesive tape will work. If I had rubber bands, I would have tried that as well.

Voila! That’s it! Soooo simple yet soooo much fun!!

Who doesn’t love a game where you get to punch something and reveal a surprise?!?
Ava was into it just as much as Eli!

This was an awesome Friday Family Fun Night and I’m sure there will be many more punch boards in the near future. So easy to make and yet the kiddos thought it was exciting beyond belief. Just goes to show that, you don’t need to spend a ton of money (or any!) to make memories. Ava is already asking if we can re-fill then cups with new activities tomorrow and do it again!

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