Wordstir Family Game

Wordstir Family Game

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Wordstir Instructions

Give clues to get your family to guess the word on each card. Crossed-out words are off limits! Don’t miss out on the fun: Subscribe to our monthly kits to receive new playing cards each month.

Time: 5 min+   Players: 2+

Rounds: 1 min per card. The game ends when each person has taken the same number of turns and there isn’t an equal number of cards per player left. When the correct word is guessed, the other person or team starts their turn. If no one guesses the word, or an unsayable word is used, the card is either lost or goes back into play, depending on the number of players.

Scoring: If someone guesses your word, you earn a point. The person or team with the most words guessed correctly by others wins!

Turns:

2 people: One person draws a card and tries to get the other to guess the word. Losing a card will be on the honor system. Roles are then swapped.

3 people: One person draws a card and tries to get the player on their right to guess. The next person will give the clues to the player on their right, and so on. The person sitting out each round keeps the time and buzzes if a forbidden word is used.   

4+ people: Divide into teams. One player from Team A selects a card and tries to get their teammates to guess the word. Team B will keep the time and must buzz Team A’s clue-giver if a banned word is used. Team B draws the next card and the roles are swapped. If there is an odd number of players, someone on the smaller team will be the clue-giver twice.

Pick Up Activity

You can look forward to some excitement with your special Compact Cutlery Set. Enjoy your meal even more with your very own fork, spoon, and pair of chopsticks. Take your pack with you anywhere you go. Not only does it hold the tools you need to eat your food, but it’s reusable (and good for the planet!).

Need some practice with your new chopsticks? No worries! We’ll have you mastering them in no time. First, find some (or all) of these items from around the house. Anything small or easy to grasp will do.

  • Erasers
  • Cereal
  • Candy
  • Buttons
  • Jewelry
  • Fish crackers
  • Tiny toys or doll pieces

Next, put all of the items into a pile between you. Then get ready to pick them up. Fastest wins!

Sweet Shades

Photo of Sweet Shades

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Make your own ‘80s sunglasses! Get creative with markers or paint—then cut along the dotted lines! Slide your glasses on, snap a pic with your favorite ’80s Night recipe, and upload it on social media with the hashtag #kidstir for a chance to win prizes!

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Newspaper Cone

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For about 100 years, store owners served warm food like Fish ’n Chips in scraps of newspaper, which were inexpensive and easy to find. Now we know that it isn’t healthy to wrap food in real newspaper, but with a little creativity, we’ll help you craft a safe and modern version of this classic seaside delight.

How to Make a Newspaper Cone

  1. Fold the newspaper in half diagonally and cut a matching piece of parchment paper to lay on top.
  2. Take one of the corners on the longer side, begin to curl it inwards, and line it up with the short corner at the top of the triangle.
  3. Place a piece of double-sided or rolled tape on the outside of the cone and continue rolling over the tape. Use one last piece of tape to secure the outer edge of your Newspaper Cone.
  4. Serve your Bristish-Style Potato Chips or your Fish ’n Dip in your Newspaper Cones! You can download more Newspaper Cones to print at kidstir.com/newpapercone.

Need help solving the puzzles? Here’s the answer key.

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Loteria

Loteria

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Who knew learning a language could be so fun?! Have a blast with the whole family and learn Spanish at the same time by playing a Mexican BINGO-style party game called ¡Lotería!

HOW TO PLAY
  1. Cut out each individual ¡Lotería! card on the first page, shuffle and gather them into a deck, then lay them face-down on the center of the table.
  2. Cut out the game boards and give one to each player. Make sure everyone has a unique game board before starting the game.
  3. Reveal one ¡Lotería! card at a time as you would call out numbers in BINGO.
  4. Use dried beans or small bits of brightly colored paper to mark your game board when you have a match.
  5. When you fill your entire board, call out ¡Lotería! to win the game!

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Make a Dream Catcher

The Ojibwa were the first Native Americans to use dream catchers. They believe that the night sky is filled with good and bad dreams, and when a dream catcher is hung over the bed, it snares them. The good ones pass through the openings, but the nightmares get trapped in the web only to be destroyed with the rising sun. Many other tribes and cultures have adopted this comforting tradition, and lucky for kids, dream catchers are easy and fun activity to make together. Our instructions are for a simple dream catcher, but feel free to encourage kids to add beads, craft feathers, and other decorations you have on hand.

What you’ll need:

  • Small embroidery hoop
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Felt
  • Craft glue

What to do:

1. Remove the outer ring of the embroidery hoop. Set aside. Wrap the inner loop with yarn. (You can also paint it if you prefer.)

2. Cut a 3- to 4-foot piece of yarn. Knot one end to the hoop. Roll the remaining length into a small ball or bundle (it makes the yarn easier to manage).

3. To make the web, loop the yarn around the frame every few inches until you reach the starting point. At each point, go over the top of the hoop then wrap the yarn around the tight strand you just created. That will help anchor the loop in place. Continue weaving the yarn around the strands, pulling them tight as you go. You can follow a pattern or just do it randomly! When the web is complete. Knot the yarn and trim the ends.

4. Make the tails. Cut several lengths of yarn. Cut small and large feather shapes out of felt. Cut circles and other shapes if desired. Sandwich one end of yarn between two feathers. Glue to secure. Decorate with additional feathers or circles as you like. Knot the other end to the bottom of the hoop. Repeat with the remaining pieces.

5. Tie a loop of yarn at the top of the hoop, then hang your dream catcher over your bed.

Craft projects are among kids favorite activities that also teach life skills, including 1) following directions 2) concentration, 3) motor skills & 4) patience.

Pretty Pie Posts

Pretty Pie Posts

Use your Pretty Pie Posts to label all the delicious pies you make this month. Or invite your friends over and have everyone bring a different kind of pie to share!

  1. Cut out each pie label.
  2. Write in the name of your pie.
  3. Tape the label to a toothpick or straw and stick it in your pie!

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