Taking the Scenic Route

Family Game Night

13th June 2010

Family Game Night

After our weekly family meeting, we let the kids pick a game each (and do everything we can to dissuade them from Mousetrap, because that game is torture for adults) and play.  Zora chose the Dora Candy Land game, but since we only have one surviving original piece (Boots with Balloons) they raided the toy box to find other characters to play.

Zane chose Uno.  (and the adults cheer!).  Since both kids lack the hand size and motor planning that Uno often requires, I ran downstairs to my “don’t want to throw this away just in case I need it” pile and grabbed a piece of styrofoam.  A few slices with a knife across the top and you have handy dandy card holders.  I have seen these made out of those foam florist bricks wrapped in packing tape and it worked a little nicer, but this was successful, and FREE. (although the styrofoam snow was a tad annoying to me, it didn’t really bother anything).  The original idea was passed on by a local OT designing something to hold cards for stroke patients.  I thought it was pretty clever.

Oh, and Zach lost.  By a lot.

This entry was posted on Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at 10:43 PM and is filed under Autistic Life, Board/Card Games, Giggle, OT/Sensory, The Kids. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

There is currently one response to “Family Game Night”

  1. 1 On June 23rd, 2010, megan said:

    That is a brilliant idea for a card holder! my 5 year old has problems holding Uno cards.

    :laughn2: Oooh smileys.

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