Sunday, January 5, 2020

Fun Games and Entertainment

watercolour
We are always excited to try new games and do different hands on activities in our family. We love game nights, and recently have been playing Azul and Ticket to Ride London. We also spent time building with Flexo. A new calendar year comes with new resolutions to become more creative, so we have been practicing watercolour painting with Watercolour the Easy Way book and took the time to clean up, get organized, and even spiced up our phones by replacing our Pop Sockets with creative ones! We have also been reading the Four Seasons of Entertaining book that is filled with colourful photography, recipes, and ideas separated by each season. 
ticket to ride london game
In the Ticket to Ride London game, we can go back in time to 1970s and jump aboard a famous double-decker bus to rumble through London's historic streets, such as the British Museum, Big Ben, and more. This fast-paced Ticket to Ride game takes a little over 15 minutes to play, and can be played with 2 to 4 players above 6 years old. 
ticket to ride london game
The objective of the game is for the players try to race one another to claim the most important bus lines and complete their Destination Tickets, connecting Districts in the capital of the United Kingdom. The elegantly simple gameplay is ideal for both beginners and seasoned players. This has become one of our favourite games. 
azul game
Azul designed by the famous, award winning game author Michael Kiesling won the 2018 Spiel des Jahres awards. In Azul, players take turns drafting coloured tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. 
azul game
Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets, and the wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. This game can be played by 2 to 4 players, and each game takes about 45 minutes. It is appropriate for ages 8 and over.
flexo flexible bricks
Flexo is the world's only flexible brick system. It uses a unique rigid construction brick and flexible tendon that allows us to use our imagination and create designs that were thought impossible to do with brick. We used the Inventor Set that comes in neutrals colours which is part of their free play series, as children can build anything they imagine. 
flexo flexible bricks
We can create a variety of designs that allows us to bounce, flex, bend, wrap or wear. There are a variety of different kits which come with different colour bricks. 
flexo flexible bricks
These kits for children over five years will help develop their cognitive skills as they use their imagination to build and help improve fine motor skills. Children will love building together using these bricks, perfect way to develop social skills. 
watercolour book
We have been practicing water colouring using this awesome Watercolour the Easy Way book by Sara Berrenson. This book has fifty tutorials on how we can paint motifs that include plants, flowers, animals, and more. We like the approach the author takes to make watercolours not intimidating for beginners, so my children tried a few as well. 
watercolour book
The basics are explained in the beginning of the book, and the tutorials are broken down into key steps such as how to begin the painting, layer colour, and add detail. There are hand-drawn patterns we can trace onto our watercolour pad, brush recommendations, and tips. It is a delight to follow the step-by-step instructions to paint. 
pop socket
Pop Sockets are innovative, fun products that are a must-have, as they make it easy to either prop up the phone or hold when taking pictures. There are so many colourful Pop Sockets to choose from to add our own personal touch to our phones and tablets.
four seasons for entertaining book
Four Seasons of Entertaining book is filled with over 250 colourful photography, recipes, and ideas separated by each season. The author Shayla Copas, an award winning interior designer showcases 16 seasonal party setting with ideas and sources for everything from floral to cuisine. There are themed menus and recipes from contributing chefs. 
four seasons for entertaining book
Giveaway:
This giveaway is open to everyone in the USA. Enter to win both the Four Seasons of Entertaining and Watercolour the Easy Way books using the giveaway tool below. This giveaway ends on February 2nd. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win.  
Update: The winner is Angelia
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61 comments:

  1. I am most interested in the Watercolour the Easy Way book because I would love to gift it to my daughter.

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  2. The Watercolour the Easy Way interests me as my daughter is very creative.

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  3. Love this, we play games on every holiday

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  4. We have a stack of games that we play regularly as a family and I know my 2 girls would love the Watercolour the Easy Way book.

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  5. Im from Missouri and I would love to win these books for my family and the watercolor book for myself. Thanks for the chance to win them!!

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  6. love games we try to play them as often as possible

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  7. These games look like so much fun. I would really enjoy the Ticket to Ride London game.

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  8. The Ticket to Ride London game look like an interesting game to play
    Florence Cochrane

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  9. My grandchildren would really enjoy Flexo.

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  10. We like to have family game night once a week.

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  11. I love having a family game night These games would be great to play

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  12. I love to try new recipes and the Four Seasons of Entertaining book looks like a great recipe book.

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  13. Watercolour the Easy Way book by Sara Berrenson looks like an amazing book

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  14. The Pop Sockets are so much fun and I find it much more convenient to hold the phone when taking pictures.

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  15. The Ticket to Ride London looks like a fun game to play

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  16. Azul looks like a fantastic family game

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  17. I would love to learn water colouring. This book looks like a great way to learn.

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  18. The Pop Sockets would be awesome to have for a phone

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  19. The Four Seasons of Entertaining book is a great resource for photography ideas and fantastic recipes.

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  20. I would love to paint using the Watercolour the Easy Way book

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  21. Azul looks like a fun game for the entire family. Great for family game nights.

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  22. interesting games! The family would enjoy playing them! love the Water colouring book, full of great ideas!

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  23. The flexible brick system looks like a lot of building fun

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  24. The Flexo set would make a great gift for my grandchildren. There are so many different building options that encourage creativity.

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  25. I would love to have the watercolour book

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  26. I would love to learn how to paint. Watercolour the Easy Way looks like a great book.

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  27. the watercolor book the girls would love

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  28. The Four Seasons of Entertaining book looks like it has lots of amazing recipes

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  29. my daughter would love the water colouring book!

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  30. I would love to have the book Watercolour the Easy Way book by Sara Berrenson

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  31. I really like that the Ticket to Ride London game can be played fairly quickly. It sounds like a really fun game.

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  32. Ticket to Ride game would be great to play anytime its fun and takes a little over 15 minutes to play

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  33. I have never tried my hand at painting but it is something I would like to try.

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  34. Pop Sockets would be awesome to have for a phone and for a tablet

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  35. Azul sounds like an interesting and challenging game.

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  36. The book "Watercolour the Easy Way book by Sara Berrenson" would be fantastic to have

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  37. The Pop Sockets are so handy. They are a must have.

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  38. The Ticket to Ride London game would be perfect for family game night.

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  39. The Four Seasons of Entertaining book has quite a few very delicious looking recipes.

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  40. The Ticket to Ride London game would be great family fun

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  41. The Four Seasons of Entertaining book has beautiful photography.

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  42. The Pop Sockets would be fantastic to have I love all of the colors and designs

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  43. The Ticket to Ride London game sounds like a lot of fun.

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  44. Azul looks like a fun game to play

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  45. It would be great to have one of the pop sockets in each different color and design.

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  46. I would love to have the amazing book "Watercolour the Easy Way" by Sara Berrenson.

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  47. I like how the the Ticket to Ride London game is set in the 1970's.

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  48. I really like how Watercolour the Easy Way book by Sara Berrenson is for beginners. I would love to learn to paint and this book would be very helpful.

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  49. A wonderful selection of items that would make great gift ideas.

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  50. The Watercolour the Easy Way book by Sara Berrenson would be great to have

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  51. I really like the geometric patterned pop socket.

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  52. My grandchildren would really enjoy playing with Flexo.

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  53. The Ticket to Ride London game looks like a fun game

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  54. the games are new ones to me, would be so fun to learn and play!

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  55. Azul would be a fun addition to family game night.

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  56. I would love to have the awesome book "Watercolour the Easy Way" by Sara Berrenson

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  57. Flexo is a great toy to enhance creativity and learning through imaginative play.

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  58. Azul would be an interesting game to play

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  59. The recipes in the Four Seasons of Entertaining book look so delicious!

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  60. Pop Sockets would be fun to have for a phone or tablet

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