CLIFF-O-RAMA! (patent pending)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

That's the catchy name for the family board game we created for family night.

(My strength lies in the effort people...I realize the actual creative output can be a little lame.)

First: I created game pieces out of photos, and made a game board out of a file folder.

Second: I wrote "Question Cards" with questions all about members of our family.

Third: I created red "Action Cards" to use when someone lands on a red square.

Game play: Answer a white "Question Card" correctly, then you get to roll the dice and move your game piece. If you land on a red square, you get to draw a red "action card" and complete the activity on the card. First person to the finish line wins.

We had a great time! Questions were things only a Cliff or loved one of a Cliff (or possibly a faithful blog reader) would know. A few examples:

Why did Ryan need stitches?
Name all four of your Uncles and your two Aunts.
When Dylan was a baby, what did he call Ryan?
Where was Daddy born?
Who is Lauryn's best friend at preschool?
What is the name of our church?

The kids got a kick out of it when the questions were about them.

I attached their pictures to MegaBlock pieces to make the game pieces:

A happy accident was that by using these, the kids could stack their piece on top of someone else's if they landed on the same spot. They thought that was a riot.

After we played CLIFF-O-RAMA! (okay, yeah...that is dorky) there was still plenty of time left over for some checkers and Connect Four.

It was a fun night!

I tried to get a picture of Lauryn playing Connect Four. When she saw the camera she jumped up and posed by the flowers instead. Apparently she's taking over the creative control of my picture-taking.

Click here to see a snippet of all our family nights so far!


Blogger Kelly had this to say:

You are so cool.

And I love Lauryn's owl shirt. Too cute.

February 4, 2009 at 11:08 AM 

Blogger Vanessa had this to say:

What a great game! You are so creative.

February 4, 2009 at 12:44 PM 

Blogger Margo had this to say:

What a fun time! You are so creative! I may make that soon!

February 4, 2009 at 2:46 PM 

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