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 [...]
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 [...]
This is a simple game of concentration that gave the children another chance to find themselves and each other!
Check out this tutorial on how to make a simple large box maze that will invite your preschoolers to play!
Offering a variety of bottles and lots of lids proves to be a challenging invitation for children to solve this puzzle.
Retelling the story "Mouse Count" by Ellen Stoll Walsh with our story telling props and then playing a mouse count game!
Counting and drawing our own ants and exploring our outdoor log maze too!
Wooden puzzle pieces make a wonderful game when you add a Kleenex box!
A fun game that invites young children to spend time drawing!
A fun and colorful set of DIY magnetic craft sticks for the children to explore on our magnetic board...