Whose Picks Will Go All the Way? March Madness Fun for the Whole Family
Reward the winners with prizes. Offer prizes to each round winner as well as the overall bracket winner to get the whole family involved. Small prize ideas for each round can include a homemade dinner of the winner’s choice, a week’s supply of their favorite snack, or a coupon for getting out of a chore. Whoever wins the whole tournament (or makes it the furthest with their bracket) deserves a bigger reward. Offer them the chance to see a movie of their choice in theaters or to eat a meal at their favorite restaurant. Create a learning opportunity. Learning math or geography might not sound like your child’s idea of fun, but it can be when they learn it through the lens of March Madness. See if your kids would be interested in understanding the inner workings of the ranking system or studying where some of the qualifying colleges are located on a map of the United States. They may find it so interesting that they
One of the greatest things about March Madness is that you don’t have to be a huge college basketball fan to get in on the fun. Kids
of all ages can fill out brackets — or have a parent fill one out for them — and watch their picks duke it
out on the court. While healthy competition among family members can be fun all on its own, check out the following tips if you’re looking to go the extra mile and reap as much fun from March Madness as you can.
Turn each game into an event. Not every kid may like watching
basketball, but if they fill out a bracket, then they might gain at least a passing interest in who will win each game. To elevate their interest, turn each March Madness matchup into a little party. It doesn’t have to be fancy; make fun snacks to eat while you watch or bet pieces of candy on who will have the most points to create great family bonding opportunities.
don’t even realize they’re learning valuable skills.
Birthday Boys Here’s to You
My brother, Brad Coye, who I’ve written about in this newsletter before, passed away in 2018. His birthday is in March, so I want to give a little shoutout here and say that we’re always thinking of him. Happy birthday, Brad. I love you and miss you. My father, Richard, also celebrated his birthday in February, so even though it’s a little belated, cheers to you too, Dad! I hope you had a fantastic birthday because you certainly deserve it.
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