What We Did Today: Board (not Bored) Games


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Board (Not Bored) Games - Don't Mess with Mama.com

It’s our second weekend of no TV and video games, and now I’m thinking I want to make this a permanent thing. After about an hour of begging me to play Minecraft on his computer, my 8-year-old son finally gave up when It told him no. I said I’d reassess at the end of our month-long experiment on rules for playing Minecraft.

I wish I could just get rid of all electronics for good. I just might with TV or maybe limit to one show or movie on Friday and Saturday night as a treat and/or one-hour of video game play over the weekeend.

Because after that one hour of begging, my boys found other things to do. Like set up a new course with their Domino Rally game. They played for about an hour while I made nachos with some of my roast chicken leftovers.


My 6-year-old son even tried to play chess with me later in the day. He was trying to teach me (seriously, I don’t know how to play chess) but then wanted to play outside instead. No problem for me – that just meant I got more nachos (my food weakness).

What activities do your kids play when there’s no TV or video games?

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  1. Chrissy Jee @ The Dumpling Mama says:

    Thanks Tracey! What an exciting month you will have. I have a craft closet that is filled with thousands of art project ideas. My girls are really into doing mini performances so we’ve been making scenery.

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