#abookandagameaday, Thurs. 3/26/20

 

Sister Eternal

I read this one aloud over Zoom to some homeschool friends! Such a beautiful book about Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s childhood in war-torn Europe. It gives me hope for this crisis we are in now.

Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner

This one was a bedtime book for Bugsy. It’s the true story of a scientist, Charles Henry Turner. It’s so fun to discover along with my children people I never heard about in public school! He was a renaissance man for sure.

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Guess what this is? It’s an online version of Codenames! We played it long-distance over Zoom with some homeschool friends that afternoon. Then the next day we played in Zoom with cousins in Maine, then the next day with my adult sons in Utah and Texas, for an online Family Game Night. We played brown eyes vs. blue eyes. Just go to horsepaste.com and you can play too! You share the link to the website and then speak your clues over the phone or through video chat. My life just got a lot more fun during social distancing!

If you need rules on how to play Codenames go here. If you want to make your own Codenames cards, go here. It’s seriously one of the most brilliant games ever invented. You could use it for any subject that involves words, which is anything right? I love the subtleties of the clues and the excitement of wondering if your teammates will get it and then the rush when they do! Then when I’m not the spymaster I love collaborating with my teammates to decipher the clues. I’m going to make a family photo Codenames version, then a family history version. My mind is going wild with possibilities!

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