Zazzy Pals has created an excellent way to introduce your family to classic card games in a fun and engaging way. Make some game-inspired sugar cookies and grab your Canine Cardz for a Family Game Night!
We decided to combine our new Canine Cardz with our Cookie Cutter Kingdom video-game inspired cookies for our family game night. We prepared the cookies early in the day, then enjoyed them as a treat while we played classic card games with a canine twist!
Our family loves games of all kind – including Wii and XBox games. Cookie Cutter Kingdom uses 3D printing technology to offer you thousands of cookie designs in various sizes. When I saw their Wii console and XBox controller, I knew they would make cookies to delight everyone in our family, from our 4 year-old to dad!
If you have a favorite cookie dough recipe and some extra time, I would recommend making cookies from scratch. We took a shortcut and used pre-made dough, with mediocre results. These awesome cookie cutters won’t work as well if your dough gets soft because the dough gets caught in the 3D details. A more solid cookie dough, designed for cutting out your favorite game designs, is the way to go!
If video game cookie cutters aren’t your speed, you’re bound to find a design you love from the huge selection. You could even choose a cookie cutter to represent each person in your family, personalize them, and make a game out of it!
Canine Cardz are a terrific option for families because they provide 8 games in 1 with a set of cards and four soft “squeezy” bones! The games are appropriate for ages 5 and up, teaching your family how to play well-known games like go fish, old maid, spoons, and war – with a dog theme! These games are fun, while simultaneously reinforcing skills like:
- Color Recognition
- Visual Discrimination
- Fine Motor Skills
- Visual Memory
- Taking Turns
- Good Sportsmanship
My kids enjoyed taking turns selecting games and recognizing the familiar rules. While the games were a bit advanced for our 4 year-old to play on his own, he happily adapted to playing on teams. My 8 year-old also enjoyed working with me to help him with an adaptation of “Go Fetch” where he laid his hand in front of him. I loved how the game then became more about matching and collecting sets, rather than winning.
Canine Cardz also introduce your family to the portraits and personalities of real dogs. Randy Bieniek, creator of Zazzy Pals, explains how she came up with the idea for these cards. “After years of hearing incredible stories about the pets I was being commissioned to paint, l realized their personalities could be captured in a fun, 3-D way (combination of acrylic paint, craft, and humor).”
Randy also shares her talents by including 10 “Draw a Dog” lesson cards in the stack, along with colored pencils and a drawing pad! Zazzy Pals comes in a fu n, lightweight tote, that you can easily bring with you to restaurants, doctor’s appointments, and while traveling. Each game takes about 15 minutes and will keep our family entertained without a big fuss or mess.
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