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.

Dining In

Fancy it up! You don’t need to dine out at a French restaurant for a grand dinner.

Here are our top Kidstir tips for having a restaurant experience at home and turning any simple meal into a special occasion. Making a meal feel a little fancy is a great way to bond, teach manners and celebrate a great day. 

Start by getting your little one excited. They can write out a menu of what they are making — picture menus work too! Next, set the table, and fold napkins just like how they do it at restaurants. Now the important question: what’s for dinner? You could cook up this month’s kit, or prepare a Kidstir classic. You’ll feel like five stars making our Baked Salmon or Pasta Caprese

After you’re done cooking, everyone dresses up and comes to the table in style. Turn on music, light some candles, and say “Cheers!” For a cherry on top, add a vase of flowers, and serve on your best plates. Remember, use your best table manners: say “please” and “thank you,” and kiss the cook!

It’s great to slow down and celebrate the little things. You could toast a day of chores well done, a new skill learned, or a scholastic achievement. You could even encourage good habits — like letting your little chef host a meal when they finish a book and having them tell you all about it over dinner! By taking the time to acknowledge these moments, you motivate good behavior and create great memories for the whole family.

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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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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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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Baker’s Secret

It’s time to take your Choc Full o’ Chips Cookies to the next level! Remind you little bakers to follow these oven-savvy tips for best results:

  1. Check cookies at 8 minutes, and watch closely from there. Oven temps and personal tastes vary, and cookies bake fast!
  2. Remove cookies just when they start to turn a touch golden on top. Or if you like them crunchier, keep going! (In our team some folks took them out at 10 minutes while others waited longer.)
  3. Encourage kids to write notes in their cookbook pages about timing, ingredients and any other preferences they discover along the way. Happy baking!
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Cookie Grams

Cookie Grams

  1. Place a cookie from your Cozy Cooking’ kit in a ziplock or snack bag.
  2. Cut out the Cookie Grams along the dotted lines.
  3. Write a special note on each Cookie Gram.
  4. Insert or tape the note onto a bag and send it off to someone special!

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