Post # 1
In some of my other posts I was in quite a pickle on the subject of finding activities that would keep my early teen cousins entertained. I didn’t think that wedding activity books that are meant for my younger cousins would suffice. But I have found one perfect activity so far.
Remember connect the dots when we were younger, that consisted of all of 10 dots and somehow you made something crazy; like an elephant eating a whole pile of peanuts or something? When these are connect the dots for us all grown up. A co-worker informed me of this company called Mindware that has a bunch of different products for kids of all ages. What I found interesting was their extreme dot to dots.
They are puzzles that have anywhere from 500 to 1,400 dots! And once you are done connecting, which hopefully could take hours, you can color in the picture too! They even have some samples on their page. I’m hoping this will take up a lot of their time!
Did anyone else find anything cool like this?
Post # 3
Cool idea. That same company makes all sorts of other books that might work too. My Fiance and I bought one for ourselves for fun. It’s one of those where you try to figure out the answer through hints, like “suzy is taller than jimmy. Timmy is taller than jimmy… who is the tallest?”
Post # 4
I am stuck in the same boat! Little ones are so easy to entertain, but the big kids are difficult. These puzzles are very neat, I will have to look into them! I thought about making favor boxes and putting a deck of cards, or games like PIG in them for the older kids.
Our wedding is going to be outdoors, so I was thinking of setting up outdoor games AWAY from the reception tent. I really dont have any other ideas!
Post # 5
Hey hey that’s a pretty neat idea! I’m gonna look into that!
Post # 6
Word of caution, how young does “young teen” mean? because I know that when I was 13+ anything like this would have earned a super snotty attitude/remark as well as many a hearty eye roll –I would have felt like I was being “treated like a baby” (and then would have likely sulked like a good teenager haha).
Personally I think this is a pretty cool idea, but 13yr old self would prob thought the opposite.