Happy Fourth of July! I hope this Holiday brings you tons of fun with your family. Even though today is a big holiday and there will many barbecues, don’t forget it’s Summer Learning Fun Thursday here on So family. We’re celebrating the red, white and blue and still learning while we do it. So, how can you incorporate a little learning into your busy day? With some fun trivia of course. The entire family can participate in this game.
So, I learned of the game Over Under some time ago and it’s actually a lot of fun. With this game and with any game I play, I always manipulate the rules and customize it to my liking. You can do the same if you’d like. Often times the real meaning of why we celebrate the Fourth of July can easily get lost in all the fun families are having. That’s where Over Under comes in. Kids will learn history, turn taking skills, basic group play skills, receptive and expressive skills.
Here’s how to play:
Create flash cards (red, white & blue) with phrases like ‘The number of signatories that signed the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, 1776’. Provide a random, like 25 and then players have to guess whether the actual number is over or under the given number. (Answer: Under. John Hancock was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, 1776.) You can choose the facts based on the age group of the players. *Directions taken from Jumpstart.com
Remember to always have fun and include everyone! What games do you play during family gatherings? Are your children participating in Summer learning fun? How does your family celebrate the Fourth of July?
Disclaimer: The views expressed are that of Monica J. I was not compensated to write this review.