The weekend is about having fun However, it doesn’t mean that your kids aren’t learning in the classroom. Indeed, numerous studies have shown that playing is among the most effective methods to learn. Therefore, the next time you’re looking for activities, play any of these activities. They’re fun and educational.
To add an educational twist to the classic game played outdoors make use of chalk to draw an electronic calculator on a safe sidewalk or driveway. The child begins by throwing a stone on the number (five in the example). Then, he/she must hop onto an equation that matches the quantity (2 + 3 1 (or 1+4 or 6 1). You can also add other rules, like using left-footed jumps for even numbers, and right-footed ones to solve odd-numbered numbers. Also, you can try hops for numbers, and two-footed jumping for symbols.
There’s an illimitable variety of options in the realm of memory match-up games. Here are two that can help inspire counting while improving your concentration and boosting short-term memory. For preschoolers, grab six pieces of card or paper and draw groups of objects or animals in increasing amounts (i.e. for example, a pair that has one pet, or a couple that includes three cats, or a final trio of birds). Lay the cards down face-down and mix them. The child must turn two of the cards one at a go to match the dogs to the dogs, or the cats and the cat, etc. If the cards are matched they can keep them. If they do not match, put the cards over and repeat the process until they’re all matched. The number of cards you play according to the child’s age. For elementary school-aged children consider using flashcards that include subtraction and additional questions and answers. This means that one card could have an equation like “2+3”, and that card has to be aligned with the correct answer for example “5”. Flashcards for free can be downloaded or printed from home too.
Spelling Connect Four
Here’s a variation that makes use of an old game that you’ve likely have lying around in your home Connect Four. Write your letters on paper pieces and attach a letter either side of the yellow and red tokens. Take the turn with your children to place letter into holes and create words. The younger kids may need some help however, older children will enjoy playing with siblings or with friends.
I Spy Sorting
There are probably some memories from playing the popular game of guessing during long drives however, I Spy is more valuable than just a way to keep you entertained while driving. The ability to categorize things by shape, number or size aids in developing your child’s mathematical skills So, try “I spy with my little eye …” variations such as “… something taller than me”, “… something round as balls” or “… three things in a row”. The greatest part? It is playable wherever, without any equipment required.
Duck, Duck, Luck
Rhyming games can be a great method for kids to expand their vocabulary and improve their spelling abilities. When you next host an event for kids you can try this variant of duck goose, duck. The kids should form circles. Player A moves around the circle, rubbing the head of each child while saying a phrase (like “cat”), then picks the player (Player B) to tap their head with the rhyme (eg, “mat”). Player B is required to leap up and attempt to stop the player before they are able to get their seat. If Player B does catch Player A’s attention, B must try again using another word within the same family of rhyming (such as “bat”). If Player A does manage to take over the spot the next time, Player B has to start with a different rhyming group (eg, “bear”).