#BackToSchool with a Game of Strategy

#BackToSchool with a Game of Strategy

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

School is rapidly approaching and my kids are not ready to go back. We have slid into bad habits that include too much screen time and very late bedtimes. My son has taken to calling himself Nocturnal Man and is going to bed at one or two in the morning and getting up at noon just like a teenager. Except he’s 10!

Horizon Organics snacks for kids

It’s time to reign it in a bit. One way to get in the swing of things is to rev up their brains a bit. We are reading a little longer each night and we finished his summer math workbook. My husband’s brilliant idea was to teach our kids the Asian strategy game of Go! It’s a strategy game like chess but it’s completely different in how you capture pieces and win a game. My husband played Go growing up in Korea but I am much more familiar with chess.

Go Strategy Game

Go is a game of territory. You capture game pieces by surrounding them completely. When you do this, the captured game pieces are removed from the board. What’s especially different about Go versus Chess is that the momentum can change quickly from winning to losing. If you capture a large section of your opponent’s pieces, all of a sudden it’s like a new game.

Horizon Organics snacks for kids

I thought it would be fun to use Horizon Organic Snacks as game pieces. Captured pieces had the additional bonus of being eaten! You can use this snack idea for other games like checkers or Tic-Tac-Toe.

Horizon Organic snacks as game pieces

How about you? What board games are your kids enjoying as the summer winds down?

Horizon Organic snacks as game pieces for tic tac toe

#BackToSchool with a Game of Strategy

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

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

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