My staff and I enjoy whipping up simple games around the classroom all year long but the holidays offer up so many fun trinkets and symbols that it makes whipping up simple holiday games just so easy to do. When working with young children, you quickly learn to keep all games open-ended even if you have modeled it after a traditional game like tic-tac-toe. The children will definitely think of their own rules for play which helps [...]
I made up a little high five game on our clip boards for the children to try. My goal was to encourage the children to explore a little counting in the process and it worked out fabulously! Read all about it on my blog!
No matter how we try it or what we use, my student's love playing the very simple game that I refer to as "the under game!"
Which parking spot has your name on it? The children were invited to find out as they headed over to our parking lot name game throughout the morning!
As we continued our exploration of maps, the children were invited to explore this simple DIY table top map and drawing game. Like with most games I make for the children to explore, the process is very open ended. Even if I have an objective in mind, the children often take the idea and change it to make sense to them. For set up, I used tape on a large sheet of paper to map out [...]
Playing the bean bag bucket toss game and exploring colors in our own unique way in my preschool classroom.
Since my Pre-K children will be moving on to a new school, we have been enjoying exploring some of our favorite memories and playing some memory games too!
I couldn't wait to get put this lock and key game into action all around my preschool classroom.
The step ladder game is a simple game that we made up and added to the end of our ladder exploration day.
You won't find a game sweeter than our hugs and kisses tic tac toe!