Connect With an After School Game Time

Thank you to Fisher Nut Exactly for sponsoring this conversation about rethinking the after school routine.

I talk a lot about after school activities here. You name it, we’ve done it from learning activities to art and crafts. I believe it’s a very important way to connect with your kids and support their learning. But, I also know that for many of you, after school time can be hectic. By the time you’ve finished homework and extra-curriculars, it doesn’t leave much time for anything else. We’re all so busy.

So, let’s rethink things. Pick an afternoon and shake things up. Loosen up and have some fun. Reconnect with a board game afternoon.

Games are fun. They’re a great family activity. And, they’re even quite educational!

Take Yahtzee for example. We practice multiplication, counting, and addition. Add in the critical thinking skills and strategy skills you use to decide whether those 3 fives you rolled should be scored as 5s or as three of a kind.

Or Dominoes. We learn patterning, counting, and strategy.

Candy Land teaches colors, matching, and turn taking.

So, yes, get out the board games and reconnect after school


Surprise your kids with a board game afternoon! So, now do you make it special?

Have everything set up before your kids get home.
Clear off the table. Get out a fun tablecloth.
Pick out a selection of games that everyone loves.
Put away all your distractions and get ready to give the kids all your attention.
Have a fun snack ready to eat. 


Let’s talk about those snacks, because it can’t be just anything. You want finger food. You want something easy to eat and not very messy. And, if you can find one without a bunch of artificial ingredients, you’re in luck. That’s why I loved the Fisher Nut Exactly snacks we were sent to sample.  They are a combination of roasted nuts and whole grain popcorn rolled up into little bite-sized snacks dipped in chocolate, peanut butter, or salted caramel that are perfect to pop in your mouth while you’re playing games. It was the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Love it! Oh, and they’re only 15 to 16 calories per bite. What you don’t eat can be kept in a convenient resealable bag. It’s a win-win.


You can see almost all the flavors above (almond popcorn dipped in dark chocolate is not pictured). The ones in the bowl are almond popcorn dipped in milk chocolate. My family gobbled down all of the flavors. But, I’ve got to tell you, the flavor we went the nuttiest over was the pecan popcorn dipped in salted caramel. Oh my… yummy!


Are you ready for a afternoon game time?

Fisher Nut Exactly would like to send one of you a care package full of treats. Along with the assortment of snack bites, you’ll also get a $50 Visa gift card. So awesome! You’ve got everything you need for your own after school game time. (Or family game night, or family field trip… you get the picture… have some fun with the family!). US Residents Only 

P.S. For more information and to find out where to buy Fisher Nut Exactly, check out Share your fun with the hashtag #FisherNutExactly! I know I will.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher . The opinions and text are all mine.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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