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Bake up a batch of homemade from scratch monkey bread muffins and play Q’s Race to the Top for a fun, and delicious, family game night!
Now that our kids are getting older, family game night has become a lot more fun. We actually tend to play games on Sunday afternoons and they almost always include a fun snack. Our latest family game night game has been Q’s Race to The Top – a brand new board game from EQtainment.
Q’s Race to the Top helps kids learn emotional intelligence, which are things like self control, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Q is a dusky leaf monkey that lives with the Wunder Family. Q is a genius monkey who has book smarts, but has a lot to learn about other areas of life. At the end of the day, Q climbs to the top of his tree house and reflects on the day’s events. In Q’s Race to the Top, players help Q race to the top of his tree house while answering questions and performing fun actions that improve emotional intelligence.
Q’s Race to the Top really got us all thinking with questions like, “When is it hard to tell the truth?” It was fascinating to watch our kids process these type of questions. There’s a big difference between 5 and 8 years old and it helped us as parents realize that the lessons we are teaching are, in fact, sticking. My husband is a big fan of Q’s Race to the Top because it really addresses manners with the kids in a fun way. Our family is big on manners and respect so we love anyway we can sneak in a little extra reinforcement, especially when it’s fun for everyone!
In honor of Q and his challenges in learning how to be a responsible citizen, I made Q’s Homemade from Scratch Monkey Bread Muffins to eat while we played our game. I followed my favorite easy Monkey Bread Recipe. Half the recipe made 9 muffins. Start with a layer of the butter and sugar mixture.
Then I put 3 balls of dough in each muffin cup followed by a sprinkle of the brown sugar cinnamon. Top with another layer of 3 balls of dough, brown sugar and cinnamon and finally top it all with more of the butter and sugar mixture.
Bake the muffins as directed but for about 15-20 minutes or until done. I did use paper liners in the muffin tin and they peeled off nicely for an easy and delicious snack for helping Q reach his goal.
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