Make-Do Mondays is a carnival dedicated to sharing the creative, frugal or even humble ways we’re making-do.
To participate in Make-Do Mondays, simply join in the discussion via the comments or Mr. Linky.
The Mr. Linky for WordPress.com isn’t as robust as the version that Typepad and Blogger can use, but I’m making do in all kinds of ways. Even with blog technology.
Here’s how Mr. Linky works:Click on the Mr. Linky icon, and a separate page will pop up where you type in your name and paste in the url of your new Make-Do Mondays post. Click enter and it should be live. If it doesn’t work, just include the link in the comments.To visit people’s posts, click on Mr. Linky and when the page comes up, click on a name. You should be taken right to the page that they provided.Make-Do Mondays Participants
- citystreams (easy child-proof solution–for a while)
- Ship Full O’ Pirates (T-shirt sewing-machine cover & curtains)
- My Daily Round (homemade mayonnaise)
- Judith Coughlin (getting motivated to exercise)
- The Goat (buy once–use twice)
Make-Do Mondays with AnnToday’s make-do post is simple:Cards.The kids have started playing several card games (and taking photos of their favorite decks).They like a game called Spoons, another they call Nerts (making-do using normal cards, of course, not the commercial version), and even simple games like Go Fish and War.Most of these games expand to accommodate multiple players. A deck can be tossed into a purse or backpack without weighing anybody down. No cords or batteries are needed. Some games teach strategy and math skills. And quite often some interaction is possible during play.Pretty nice benefits from a low-tech, low-cost, make-do activity.We all played a card game together at my parents’ house the other day. Three generations gathered around a table laughing, strategizing and talking–it provided make-do fun for everyone.I think we were building a memory.And all we needed was a deck of cards.
Ann Voskamp @ Holy Experience says
I like it, Ann!
Just slip a deck of Dutch Blitz in the shoulder bag…
And it looks like your’re set too for the Gift Card Party over at High Calling too?
See you there… I’d like to play Skipbo at your table. ~warm smile~
Blessings on your week, friend,
L.L. Barkat says
Huh! Right on time for the party at High Calling Blogs. Go figure. Musta been “in the cards.” ; – )
Susan Ginn says
Funny! I sat down to play Go Fish with Claire yesterday and FORGOT how to play. I actually intended on going online to read the rules and voila there it is on your blog.
I loved to play cards with my grandparents. It was one of the adult things I could do with them and their friends. I felt all grown up 🙂
I have a MDM post all linked up – and it isn’t even dark yet here on the East Coast! Whoo Hoo!
Cards are a easy compact item to take with you. There are so many games that can be invented. We sometimes play cards and it is fun to see the ideas my kids come up with.
Enjoyed this post! Cards are so versatile, thrifty and compact. No batteries required. I try to remember to put a deck in our suitcase when we travel. It can be a welcome distraction waiting in an airport. About 10 years ago I went with my husband on a business trip to Sweden and we played cards in the hotel room at night. We learned new versions of rummy and some other games from our son’s old Klutz card games book. I have wonderful memories of playing cards and dominoes with my parents. It was the main activity when their friends came over. You can’t get much more frugal when entertaining than with a card game and iced tea.