Thursday, August 20, 2009

Winning Moves Cir*Kis Giveaway!





UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to Ginny for winning!

I can remember going back to school. The day would approach, ominous, as I lie trembling under the covers, waiting as each day turned into the day after, the calendar slipping by, until finally: the morning of going back to school.

Okay, so maybe I'm a bit melodramatic (hmmm...maybe a lot). But the point is, going back to school ain't no fun. I remember the sense of foreboding, like clouds rolling in from the west...(there I go again).

But all you parents...you know, you can help. Sit with your kids, talk to them. They may be thrilled going back to school! And, they may not. I can tell you, sometimes, I HATED that night before the first day back.

But, some of my fondest memories of my childhood, are of doing things with my parents. Bonding while shooting hoops, playing backyard cricket, and playing games. Oh, boy! We used to play Scrabble, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit...good times!

Games encourage creativity, imagination and promote healthy competition and a sense of fair play (I swear...I ACCIDENTALLY knocked the board! Just because I was losing...) And, bonding with your kids before they head back to school might help them adjust a little easier.

Cir*Kis is the new game from Winning Moves. The idea is to complete circles and stars on the game board, following the leader with your move. I love games like this! I'm such a big kid. Completing all those shapes, while trying to outwit the other people...loads of fun!

Cir*Kis is licenced by Hasbro and can be found at places like Wal-Mart, Target and K-Mart, as well as speciality stores like Toys R' Us and B&N. But Winning Moves, they're nice people.



Winning Moves are so nice, they're giving away a copy of Cir*Kis!



Simply leave a comment telling us what your parents used to do to bond with you! Did they play games with you? Take you fishing? To the library? To monster truck rallies? Let us know!
  • A winner will be randomly chosen, and the giveaway ends September 27, 2009.
  • To find out how to earn extra entries, click here!
  • US residents only, please!



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106 comments:

Gretta said...

My parents always played board games as a family. They called it "Family Game Time" and we learned to UNO, Operation, SkipBo, Dominoes, Scrabble, Battleship, etc. We carried on the tradition with our kids & have "Family Game Night" once a week and the kids live for that night of family bonding time.

Danielle said...

I love my parents, I truly do, but they never really did much to try to bond with us. I do remember once in a blue moon being allowed to stay up and watch Johnny Carson with my mom and dad, but that was about it.

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MidwestMom said...

My Mother and I would make crafts together or bake and Dad and I would go fishing on his days off..

casey aubut said...

My parents did all of the above we were lucky! My Mom was big on board games every night after dinner and then each of us (3) got to pick our own books for her to read to use before bed. My Dad took the boys on Camping trips, and dragged me along for fishing, batting cages, etc.. every second outside of work was dedicated to us and I love all the memoires!!
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Anonymous said...

We played thousands of games of checkers, Monopoly and Yahtzee over the years.
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mverno said...

we went horse racing we all love it
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jamaise said...

We did lots of things - cooking together,reading, walking in the woods, yard work, homework, dinner time, shopping, movies. We were a close family - everything we did was together until I was a teen,

RR said...

We used to do lots of singing.

Brenda said...

My mom used to read books, bake, and do art projects with me and my dad used to take me to car shows and play board games with me! We were always together! Thanks!

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sibabe64 said...

I remember more of the memories of my father even though my mom did things with me. My mom and dad were divorced so the memories with my father are very important to me. He took me fishing, broadway shows, movies, arcades, the NYC to all types of events there. I also remember the times where we just sat and talked to me. He is a gentle soul and never ever was mean to me.

Martha said...

wow... we did so much to together, family trips, fishing, crafts, cooking together, etc...mavans@scottsboro.org

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

Mom would read to me every night before bed. Daddy would take me out in the yard or to the park, sometimes with the other neighborhood kids, and play sports with me! I was a bit of a tomboy!

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BusyJulie said...

Hmm...I cannot remember anything we did. At our hour, the kids played with the kids and the grownups did their own thing. Thanks for the givaway!

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Hmm...I cannot remember anything we did. At our house, the kids played with the kids and the grownups did their own thing. Thanks for the givaway!

Randi Sue said...

My parents played games with us for hours. It was so fun. Now as adults my sisters and I get together with my parents for game nights.

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

My parents were awesome...we had dinner together every night, no matter what and played games as a family, too! I love carrying those traditions on with my boys.

Nad said...

My mom was good at bonding with us. She'd play cards and other games with us. Thanks for the chance!

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Laufa said...

My parents would take us to church any time the doors were open. We got called out by the preacher a few times when my sister and I were sitting with my parents - all my Mom's fault, LOL!

Jamie said...

My parents liked to play UNO a lot and always included us... and my father used to drag us out fishing with him... hated the early mornings as a kids, way appreciate the memories now :)

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TeamKarbo said...

My mom raised 6 kids by herself. So there wasn't much one on one time, but when there was, we TREASURED it!! She always made our Dr's appointments on different days so she could spend time afterwards. She would take me out for ice cream or a coco and just talk. It was great. I always felt special.

Anonymous said...

My parents used to take us to the river and we would go crabbing. I have kids of my own now and once they're old enough, I'm going to continue that tradition with them. We also played a lot of board and card games. Our favorite is Uno! We'd play it at home, on camping trips, etc. It was a fun and easy game for the whole family.

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Kristie said...

My parents use to take us on bike rides or walks-we did a lot outside together! If we were inside-we did a lot of crafts! :-)

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Sheila said...

We always played board games at the kitchen table, especially on lazy Sunday afternoons. Monopoly, Sorry, Clue, Mickey Mouse Canasta. Sheila
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Katrina said...

For us it was family hunting trips. I have already started to do the same with my daughter. We spend a lot of time outdoors.

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cstironkat said...

We went camping almost every weekend in the summer. I loved it and our neighbors went too. We had a blast.

shopannies said...

we loved to visit my grandparents farm where we would play ball, tag, etc... as well as do many other fun things. This was always super cool because my dad and mom would play right with us.
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Ginny said...

My mom was actually really great with the bonding thing. She did everything with me, people used to actually tell her she did to much. She'd play dolls, play games (Monopoly was a favorite), watch tv with me, take me out, listen to music & dance.

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Madeline said...

My parents always made it a point to sit down to dinner with us. They also would take us for outings to museums and zoos.

Anonymous said...

My parents and I used to talk long walks on the beach and collect seashells and driftwood!
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Beth said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! We used to play cards all the time in our house. War, Old Maid, Go Fish, etc.
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Anonymous said...

My mom and I played Uno, Yahtzee, or Monopoly once in awhile. My grandma and I played any and every board game, card game, or puzzle you can imagine. Thank you.

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MoziEsmé said...

Reading. First they read a lot to us. Then as we were older, we'd all sit in the same room and read our own books... Doesn't sound too social, but it was definitely bonding! (And my dad was a bookstore manager, so Sundays were bonding times when the whole family would go to the bookstore together and help out.)

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Fionen said...

I had a lot of fun with my parents but the most memorable activities were the crafts and spook alleys.

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brittney said...

my father worked out of town a lot, so on weekends he would take me to the zoo or an amusement park

Julie said...

We did alot as a family-read books, played games,
went down to my grandparents at the lake-have cookouts and go swimming. etc.

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Erica said...

We used to ride bikes together.

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Kimberly said...

My parents took us shopping. My dad was fond of calling our household a dictatorship, but when we went shopping, it was our bonding time to express ourselves and him to listen.

chromiumman said...

we used to do jigsaw puzzles together

Jennifer said...

My parents took us to the lake camping a lot!

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Anonymous said...

We did play games. And we watched movies on TV together back when Sunday night disney movies were the thing. We also went for walks.

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Jaime said...

My father and I used to go fishing, lay in front of his big stereo and listen to Jazz music and would take me to his office on my birthday for a lunch in downtown San Francisco
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justicecw said...

There were 6 kids in my family and not a lot of cash but every once in a great while we would get to go to a movie. I still remember the whole family going to see ET! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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myrisaroo8404 said...

we camped a lot and fishing

Linda said...

Every Sunday we would take a drive around the country or to a small town near by.
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sweetsue said...

We played games and watched a lot of movies together. We also ate a lot of yummie food!
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Wendi P said...

My parents always coached my sports teams even though they both worked full time. We went camping alot, too.

Anonymous said...

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We used to play monopoly-(my sister cheats by the way.) My mom stopped taking us to the library with her when she accidentally left one of us there.

Erica Rooks said...

My Mom used to take me biking on the trails and down to the river for picnics - awesome! I miss those days!

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bison61 said...

our parents took us fishing alot and they loved to play card games with us

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ky2here said...

We'd cook and bake together.

lace said...

She'd read to us and also take us shopping

Andrea B said...

My Dad would take me and my sister fishing. I miss that, and the fried fish, yummy.
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Fionen said...

They did craft projects with me.

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naynays1 said...

We as a family went fishing and camping a lot and also went to sporting events.

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My parents bonded with my brother and I, by reading us a Bible story each night before bedtime. We'd all cozy up on the couch and each of us took a turn reading the story. We'd talk about the meaningful things in life. vanisweeps@gmail.com

KC said...

We used to play Rook with my granny and dad all the time.
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Meg Hitt said...

we played lots and lots of monopoly. I think there were even family fights over paying rent on houses and hotels!
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Katy Belle said...

My dad and I spent a lot of time on the tennis court together growing up. One of my very first memories is of my dad helping me hit the ball over the net when I was about 3yrs old
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kngmckellar said...

We would go to lots of fairs and carnivals with my parents.

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Renee said...

We played Barrel of Monkeys and colored in coloring books sometimes, but not nearly enough!

pitaharmon said...

My dad was a garbage man with his own business. I rode in the truck with him whenever I could and I remember it was some of my favorite times that I spent with him when I was little.
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packerfantimmy said...

My parents used to take me fishing & camping alot and my Dad liked going to wrestling matches when they came to town.
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my mother used to always take us to the park or fishing :)

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Tracy said...

We used to work outside together as a family. Through middle school and high school we built a house together, I loved working with them :)

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Gianna said...

They taught me how to cook.