I think I have said this before but it is worth repeating, Christmas bows are awesome! They come in bright colors, they are shiny, and they can be used in all kinds of ways in the classroom…

Simple gift bow games for preschoolers by Teach Preschool

Mrs. Courtney recently shared a terrific collection of ideas we have done in the past with gift bows which you can see by clicking here. After sharing her post, Margaret from Your Therapy Source left a comment with additional suggestions for getting kids moving with simple games with bows and so these ideas are compliments to you Margaret!

Simple gift bow games for preschoolers by Teach Preschool

For our first game, we tossed a bag full of Christmas bows in the middle of the floor then went on a color hunt! I called out a color and the children had to run, grab that color of bow, then go back to their spot in the circle…

Simple gift bow games for preschoolers by Teach Preschool

A fun way to work on color recognition and get some exercise in the process!

Simple gift bow games for preschoolers by Teach Preschool

For our second game, the children gathered up all the bows and tossed them into the center of our “parachute.” We used a round tablecloth for our parachute because it was smaller and we don’t have a very large amount of space in the classroom for a big parachute…

Simple gift bow games for preschoolers by Teach Preschool

Once all the bows were on our parachute, we worked together as a class to shake the bows off the parachute then put them all back on again…

Simple gift bow games for preschoolers by Teach Preschool

Keeping everyone doing their part of the parachute game is a good lesson in cooperation and collaboration so we stopped every once in awhile to regroup and then off we went to shake those bows again…

Simple gift bow games for preschoolers by Teach Preschool

Super simple fun! Thank you Margaret for adding fun ideas for play to our fun pajama party day!

Simple gift bow games for preschoolers by Teach Preschool

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