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Family Night Ideas – Good Family Movies and Games

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With all the school activities, family and work responsibilities, it is hard to fit family night into our busy schedule unless we intentionally plan for it. Do you have family night? What do you do? I have been looking for family night ideas, and find some good family movies and games that are educational and fun. I’d love to hear your ideas. Please do share.
Family Night Ideas: good family night games and movies, including fun activities on iPad and other mobile devices, and kids friendly movies on Netflix.

We love to play family games. This is the time every one interact with each other. It is a good opportunity to know your kids a lot more. Some of our favorite family games: Apples to Apples, we started with Apples to Apples Jr, Taboo, Monopoly, Life, Connect 4, Clue.

Now we have many games on our iPad, and I found we start play games on our iPads. Here are some family games on tablets we played and liked. These are games take more than one persons to play, or can be played by more than one person.


Family Games on Tablets Younger Kids Love

Sago Mini Monsters : a creative app for young children to make and interact with monsters.
Astropolo : several mini games cleverly utilize the device features, allowing kids to “shout” at the device.
Strawberry Short Cake Sweet Shop : create sweet treats to share with family and friends.
Alberts : group of mini games that every one can play.
Tiggly : kids interact with the shapes on the screen with shapes in their hand, and create art and stories.

Family Games on Tablets for Older Kids

Are you Smarter Than A Fifth Grader : just like the TV show. See who is better, you or your child?
Oink Oink My Crazy Farm : a fun strategic game. It is one person game, but everyone can help with the strategy.
Monopoly : very similar to the board game, with a few new features.
Space Team : great for team work practice. Be prepared, every one will be shouting at the game.
Games4two : several board games in one, great for stretching your brain, but extremely fun.
Just 2 fun : word puzzle with a new twist.

Many times, we feel after a whole busy day, we just want to sit down and watch a movie. Now with Netflix, it is so convenient. We don’t have to go out, we don’t even need to think ahead of time. All we need do is to open up Netflix, and we usually see some good recommendations. Since Netflix is available on any devices, you can watch movies on Netflix on tablets, computers, TV screen, or even your smart phones.

Here are some good family movies on Netflix. To find these movies on Netflix, just go to Netflix site, and type the movie title in the search box.


Family Movies Young Kids Will Enjoy

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
The Pirate Fairy
Angelina Ballerina
Bob the Builder
The Muppet Movie

Family Movies School Age Kids Like

Strange Hill High
The Avengers
The Smurfs 2
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Free Birds
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure

Do you have your favorite movies and games for family night?

For more Educational Movies for Kids ideas, please visit our Educational Movies for Kids collection.
Educational Movies for Kids
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  • Bruce Sabian

    My wife and I have an 8 year old daughter. Our favorite game to play is called King of Tokyo. It’s a game with special dice and a monster movie theme. I’ve played it with just adults and I’ve played it with lots of kids and everyone seems to like it a lot.

    Our favorite family movie is Heavyweights. It’s Judd Apatow’s first major film. It’s about kids who go to a sleep away camp for overweight kids. It stars Ben Stiller and it’s really funny. Good for kids from about 2nd grade through high school.

    Thanks for the post!

    • It does sound like a fun game. I remember seeing a movie introduction of Heavywwights, but have not seen the movie. Thanks for sharing!

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