Monday, October 27, 2014

When the TV is switched off...


.....creativity flows.

Last week fed up with too much TV I banned it completely and look what H came up with! 

A board game of his own. It's a simple one but we had a ball playing it. The 'tasks' he set up ranged from funny to outright weird. There was 'sing a song', 'take three sips of water', 'skip 5 times', 'touch the quilt', 'hug your partner'.




His was an amateur's job, but this is a great way to include physical activity in a board game. So if your dice lands on a particular number you might be required to skip a specific number of times or jump or somersault, do handstands, pushups .. whatever. 

Before I get carried away any more I have to add - there's a catch - you need to be ready to do all of it too.

So come along make your own board game.

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33 comments:

  1. Wow! An intelligent way of engaging and entertaining the kids! He has done a fantastic job. Lemme see if I can try something similar..

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    1. Thanks. and it's custom made so do what you want.

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  2. Vineesh too came up with his dino game not as colour full as Hrits but I too enjoyed it

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    1. Show us a picture please pretty please.

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  3. DIYs are the best way of entertaining ourselves or kids. And this looks cute. :) I am too on the process of making a earring holder.

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    1. Make it fast and share it. I need one too.

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  4. How fun! You must have been so proud of him!

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    1. More relieved than proud Laurel, since it kept him happily busy for some time.

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  5. Such games are more interesting than the stereotype ones ,which seem too dull.

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    1. Sure are Ma'am. First there's the newness and then there's the pride 'I made it, so it's the best game around!' :-)

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  6. It is beautiful, Tulika! Vidur used to come up with bizarre games all the time and what fun it used to be. Frame that work of art!

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    1. Thanks Vidya. Don't know what all to preserve. There's so much stuff all around!

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  7. niceeee! I love playing such board games with my friends and family :D

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  8. Super creative. Now I wish you had included a picture of you somersaulting, Tulika! ;)

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    1. Lol Corinne, mercifully it didn't come to that. One can only hope and pray!

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  9. Tulika, I think yuor son created a very colourful, fun, and unique game: how wonderful! I rarely watch TV as I don't have the time (nor interest). And yes, you can certainly accomplish a lot more...even if it's blogging! ;) <3

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    1. Absolutely. TV literally eats up time. I try to stay away most often and you're right, I get loads done including blogging when I avoid the telly.

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  10. Experiment proves that the TV should be switched off more, that is a very creative board, kudos to H :)

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    1. I completely agree. Thanks H will be gratified to see all these comments. I hope it spurs him on towards more creativity.

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  11. Super cool! Awe inspiring :) n yes you are right about the fact that we need to be ready to do whatever it takes... when we try to keep them engaged..

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    1. Thanks Aparna. I always surprise myself with the things I do when I'm with the kids. Aren't they the most non-judgmental of audiences?

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  12. When the idiot is no longer on to disturb with the usual nonsense, creativity will indeed flow !! :)

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  13. That is so fabulous. I should set out the twins to make us a game to play this upcoming weekend. Though... I'm not sure I could still do a somersault. May have to ban those.

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    1. :-D try the somersault Lollipop. Even if you can't do it you'll get a few laughs and that is the important bit, right?

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    1. Lol Sheldon! That's some compliment Naba.

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  15. That's a fun board game!
    TV addiction has become the norm these days. I've had people giving me strange looks when I say that I don't watch much TV, and that I have absolutely no 'Must not miss' programs. I could almost hear them think, "Kahaan se aaya hai yeh namoona?!"

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    1. I wish there were more namoonas like you PI. It's hard to get the kids off TV but when they do, they come up with interesting things so that's something.

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  16. Hi Tulika! It always feels soo soo fresh and good to drop by your blog! Always gives me something new to try out with my daughter :) Thanks so much for this idea.. will try this out.

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