5 Kid-Approved Activities for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is just around the corner, which means that moms all across the country are anticipating the classic gifts: chocolate, flowers, and burnt breakfast in bed. More than that, they’re looking forward to spending some quality time with their families. Who could ask for more?

Kids love the day just as much as you do. They get to celebrate their favorite person in the world, after all. To help kick things off, we’ve compiled some of our favorite activities to celebrate the day with your kids.

1. Arts and Crafts

There’s a lot of fun DIY arts and crafts projects that you can make with your kids. You can paint, bake, or even go on a bug safari. Break out the construction paper and get them to make mother’s day cards or paper mache flowers for you (or other family members).

2. Video Games

Video games are a fun and engaging way to play with your children. There are so many options of consoles and games that are built for group play, and really foster a fun environment. There can be some serious quality time snuggled up on the couch while playing a game.

Our recent favorite is the newly launched Nintendo Switch. It is a great choice for family bonding activities. The console features a broad variety of games and is sure to have something for everyone — including mom. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a great game to play with the whole family with its fun multiplayer options.

3. Day Trip

You don’t have to spend a fortune on a vacation. Take a day trip to a local art or history museum. Or, find a nice park, pack a lunch, and have a picnic. Just don’t feed the ducks! Bread makes them sick.

4. Board Games

Board games are making a serious comeback. Break out the games & snacks, and have an all day game-a-thon with classics like Clue, Life, or that one where you get pied in the face. They’re board games, not bored games, so feel free to get a little silly with it.

5. Movies

Mother’s day is a great time to share some memories with your kids. Watch some old home movies or share pictures of your childhood. Take a trip down memory lane and blow their minds with the fact that you were a kid once, too. They’re sure to get a thrill out of the pre-smartphone era.

Mother’s Day Activities in Colorado Springs

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Which game console is best for families?

Who said video games are just for kids? If you are looking to add some excitement to your next family game night, consider investing in a new video game console for the whole family. But which gaming console is right for your clan?

The Nintendo Switch is a must-have game system for families, offering an exciting new direction for social gaming and multiplayer experiences. Here are 3 reasons why the Nintendo Switch is the ultimate game console for family gaming.

1. Flexibility for Families

Parents have been criticizing the divide between video game consoles for years and having to buy games for handheld devices as well as home consoles.

Not anymore. The Nintendo Switch easily transforms from a home console to a portable console, so whether you are staying inside or hitting the road for a family road trip, with the Nintendo Switch you can play your favorite games on-the-go from virtually anywhere.

2. All-Ages Game Selection

The Nintendo Switch offers a well-rounded list of launch titles that both kids and parents will love. Launch titles include nostalgic games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to party games like 1-2-Switch which is chock full of mini-games such as Quick Draw and Samurai Training that are guaranteed to keep your family busy during game night.

More heavy hitters are scheduled for the upcoming months including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2.

3. Social Features and Parental Controls

The Nintendo Switch console offers several multiplayer options, along with social games designed to be played in groups. The Joy-Con splits into two controllers, meaning you can play a multiplayer game right out of the box, without having to buy a second controller.

Parents can also monitor their kids game time with the free Parental Controls app from Nintendo. These controls can limit:

Which games your kids can play
How long (and how late) they can play
Whether they can post screenshots to social media
Whether they can purchase from the Nintendo eShop

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5 Party Ideas to Celebrate the End of School Year

May is upon us, which means that the end of the school year is just around the corner. In just a few short weeks, students will be putting down their pencils and notebooks and waving goodbye to their classmates for the summer.

Looking for a way to reward your kids for good grades? Kick off the summer and give your kids the send-off they deserve with these five ideas for end of school year parties.

1. Graduation Party

Whether your child is graduating from elementary school, middle school, or high school, graduating marks an important milestone in your child’s life and the arrival of new beginnings. Celebrate your child’s academic accomplishments by hosting a fun end-of-the-year graduation party with their classmates!

Party tip: Consider having everyone at the party sign yearbooks or t-shirts as a memento that they can hold onto for years to come!

2. Summer Pool Party

Nothing says summer quite like a pool party. Round up your child’s closest friends and enjoy the sunny summer weather by throwing your very own pool party. This is an inexpensive way to celebrate the end of the school year and welcome the summer season. Don’t have a pool? No problem. Get an inflatable pool and a slip n’ slide and watch your kids have a blast.

Party tip: Buy summer items like beach towels, floaties and pool toys. You will be able to use these items as decorations for your party and they will be functional long after the party ends!

3. Carnival Party

Whether held at home or at school, a carnival party is an exciting way to celebrate the end of the school year. There are plenty of carnival games online to choose from and decorations can be made from simple supplies, such as cardboard and paint.

Party tip: Offer additional activities like face painting and making snow cones for added fun!

4. Laser Tag Party

Looking for an activity that both kids and parents will love? GameTruck powered LaserTag captures the excitement of paintball without any of the pain or mess. Whether you decide to play in teams or free-for-all, laser tag is a great way to get your kids outside and moving.

Party tip: Let GameTruck transform your backyard into your own personal outdoor laser tag arena. Our top-of-the-line laser tag equipment can be set up in your yard, playground, local park- just about anywhere!

5. Video Game Party

Video game parties are all the rage. Allow your kids to invite their closest friends and watch as they gather around the video game consoles to talk excitedly about their favorite games.

Our one-of-a-kind mobile game trailers come fully equipped with brightly colored HD flat panel TVs and carry the latest gaming consoles and video games available on the market. Our rotating video game library features games for children of all ages, including but not limited to:

Call of Duty
Halo 5
Super Smash Bros
Just Dance
Mortal Kombat
EA Sports Games (Madden, NBA, MLB, and FIFA)

If your kids love video games, then they’re sure to love our GameTruck video game parties!

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