Post Title: Stay Mentally Alert with Games
Games can be a great source of fun, fellowship and competition. They can also give your brain a work-out. But on those days when you're alone, how can you use those same games to keep yourself mentally alert?
Let's try one. We're going to play an adapted game of Scattergories online. Your letter is D, and the categories list is below. It's a random compilation of lists you'll find in the actual game, but it should work. Try to answer all 12 in less than one minute. Then look at previous posts and see what answers you duplicate. Get crazy! The more common the answer, the more likely you are to match someone else, which is NOT what you want to do. Ready?
1. boy's name
3. pro sports team
4. farm animal
6. foreign city (foreign to the USA)
7. politician or world leader
8. things that are black
9. things that are cold
10. terms of endearment
11. things you have in your purse or wallet
12. TV shows
We played this one night with friends. 'Terms of endearments' was the category and 'P' was the letter. My friend's 12-year-old wrote 'panda'. When his mother protested that 'panda' was not a term of endearment, he proclaimed that he would allow my husband, a big, burly rancher, call him panda anytime he wanted to. He's 17 now, and has been Panda ever since!
On another night we played with the category 'dance' and the letter 'O'. My hubby said, "Ostrich dance", but got 'booed'. We agreed to give him the point if he would do the dance. If you've ever wanted a laugh, watch a Texas rancher try to dance like an ostrich!
Have fun with this. And have games night soon. It's good for your brain!