Yesterday's story game reminded me of a new game out called Kloo, where you pull out cards and have to make sentences from them.
I need inspiration like that to keep me going on this more difficult 8 year-old plus time of life. Games, puzzles and books to keep them laughing and interested. Instead of obstinate and silent. I think I ought to invent a few, namely:
KLOO - but for creating funny stories
MAD LIBS - where you supply a word in the language instead of a particular part of speech.
BINGO with kids' funny toilet-humor items (in the language).
Word jigsaw puzzles, where you have to put together the pieces of a story (with both words and pictures).
Knock knock jokes about French words.
Any of these out there? That would make my day!