Saturday, March 24, 2018

Easter Play Date with Goliath Games PLUS Giveaway !!

Easter is right around the corner. In this home we celebrate Easter for its true meaning, and I remind the boys it isn’t really all about bunnies, and eggs, and chocolates. I think it is important for me to stay true to what I believe in by teaching them its importance to me, and why. But as a child I knew the real meaning behind Easter and had all the fun around the rest of it too!

Easter is a holiday that really reminds me of my grandmother. It was a tradition for us to dress up in our best dresses, and big hats and then after church I would go watch the parade in NYC with her and my cousin. My grandma would also make us these beautiful Easter baskets and take us to go take a photo with the Easter Bunny. It was a very special Sunday with so much to do! Sometimes she even took us to the park to do some egg hunting. 

I believe that holidays are for one main reason - to build memories with the ones you love. I carry all these memories with me, and cherish them, and tell my boys about them all the time. Now it is time for me to create lasting memories for them that they can share with their own kids in the future. 

I decided to create a a fun early Easter game night to get some quality time in before a long week of school. Thanks to Goliath for sending us Lucky Ducks and Jumping Jack as really fun Eastery ( yup, that’s a word!) Games. When I tell you we played both games for over two hours - I’m not exaggerating! They were THAT into it. They really didn’t want to stop playing because it was so much fun. I also really loved how it was still teaching them something while having fun at the same time. It taught them memory, colors, shapes, strategy, counting, etc! That’s a hug plus for me because if they are playing a game I want it to atleast keep their brains rolling, and these games are teaching them about 4 things at once. 

For Jumping Jack you must spin the spinner to see how many carrots you get to pick from Jack's bunny hill. One of the carrots will make him jump, but it's a different carrot every time. If he jumps when it’s your turn, you'll win if you catch him. If no one catches Jack, then the player with the most carrots wins. This game teaches hand-eye coordination, taking turns and quick reactions. The boys loved trying to catch Jack, and there were many funny moments where we thought he was going to jump but didn’t and we giggled a whole lot! 

With Lucky Ducks  you turn on the circular pond, and the ducks start swimming - the bottom side of each duck has a colored shape. Players take turns picking up a duck and looking at the color and shape; if it matches their colored shape, they get to keep the duck. If it doesn't match, they put it back. The first player with 3 ducks that match their shape wins. It’s a great memory game and easy for younger kids with smalle hands, as the ducks are the objects instead of playing cards. Also more challenging with the rotating pond which makes it more exciting! The boys absolutely loved the anticipation of seeing which duck you would pick up and if it was your color shape. 

I highly recommend these two games and we will definitely be playing them over again. The boys can’t wait to have some friends over this weekend to play them too! I know they will make for a great play date game and keep them entertained for hours in. These are just two out of many amazing games Goliath has in store for your little ones. They have such an amazing variety for all ages that you should check out. Down below is the link to check out all of their games. 

- Now here is the super awesome thing about Goliath. They want to give two of my lovely mom followers a chance to win one of the two board games I just mentioned. All you have to do is ONE of the three things : 
- Share the link to this post & @mommygorjess so I can see you have shared it. 
-  Comment down below your Easter tradition 
- OR : Go to my Instagram page @mommygorjess and comment on my last photo! 

Winner will be announced on Good Friday, March 30th! Good Luck everyone, and Thank you Goliath Games! 

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