What's For Dinner?
Make dinner time, family time!
Mind-stretching brain games and conversation starters. It's the perfect opportunity for sharing stories, building knowledge, strengthening character, and having fun!
Developing new ideas is an integral part of conflict resolution. Not only that, it is a challenging and rewarding experience! There is no other feeling quite like the one that comes from generating a new idea that actually works.
Try it now. Suggest a familiar conflict within your family and brainstorm as many possible solutions as everyone can generate. (Remember, one of the most important rules to brainstorming is to never censor the ideas as they are suggested.) After all the new ideas have been exhausted, examine each one in detail and narrow your list down to one or two to try.
Use this situation to get you started, if you wish.
Adult: "Do your homework as soon as you ng character and ensures that the important things get taken care of."
Child: I've been at school all day! When I get home, I want to relax for a while. Besides, I can get my homework done in the morning before school if I have to."
This family turned a creative idea into a compromise:
I'm glad we worked that out.
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Alliteration is simply using the same initial letter in a group of words. For this game take turns creating sentences that use alliteration. Here are some examples.
Can caterpillars crawl?
Eskimos eat early.
Fast Freda frequently finished first.
Here's another game that uses alliteration.
Ten tiny toes trying to touch toys.
Can you solve
Alex's Mystery Picture?