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!
Play a game of I Spy that helps build relationship concepts. The player who is IT chooses two objects that share a similar characteristic for the others to guess.
For example, if the two spotted objects were a floral picture and flower-patterned dinner plate, IT could say, “I spy with my little eye, two flowered objects.”
You can pass play to the winner or around the table in turn.
Can you find another flowered object?
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What do you know about fungi?
The story goes that once there was a kind-hearted woman who was watching a butterfly hatch. The butterfly had partially emerged from the cocoon, but was struggling to free its wings.&
The kind-hearted woman could not bear to watch the butterfly struggle so she gently used her fingernail to open the cocoon just a little bit wider. The butterfly was able to quickly break free and crawled down the leaf into the sun.
The woman watched as the beautiful wings dried but remained crumpled, never to stretch open and give the butterfly flight. The poor creature eventually died.
It seems that it was necessary for the butterfly to push out of the cocoon with its wings in order to start blood circulating into the wings. (I haven’t personally verified this – here’s a research project for you!)
Can you think of times of growth in your own life when you had to take care of something all by yourself?
The butterfly has just hatched from the cocoon.
Can you solve
Alex's Mystery Picture?