Gather the family and eat dinner together at the table while you play a game—with electronics off. Research proves that kids who share regular family meals achieve better grades, improve language skills and lower their risks of depression, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, eating disorders and obesity. As a Christian, you showcase your faith through mealtime prayers and encounter Christ-centered teachable moments during meal conversations about the day. Make suppertime fun with easy-to-prepare foods you all can eat while playing games. Look for simple games like tic-tac-toe or invite conversation with trivia questions.
Pizza is the perfect playful food. Set the scene for a night of family sharing by loading a healthful crust with choices of tomatoes, peppers, onions, salad greens, pineapple, meat and cheese.
Get into the spirit of playing with your food. Scrumptious make-ahead brownies can be cut into rectangles and iced to look like dominoes.