Are you running out of ways to keep your preschooler engaged?
Here are five of my favorite games from the classroom that are easy to start right away.
I Spy Game
This is a simple game to help children with reading readiness in terms of phonemic awareness, or being able to hear the individual sounds in a word.
5 to 10 household objects
This game can be played with the same five to ten objects from the I Spy Game. Young children love this game and will ask to keep playing.
The What If Game
I don’t need to tell you that when you have more than one child in a room there will be conflict. The What If Game helps you teach social and thinking skills. When you see an area of friction that needs some lubrication, the What If Game provides the help to teach important skills.
This activity requires 55 craft sticks, which you may or may not have on hand. Think of what you do have on hand, perhaps wooden blocks of the same length, or perhaps strips of paper. To begin you only need six blocks in two colors, so you can get started.
The Verb Game
This game can be played anywhere and it helps children learn to put words and actions together, plus become better listeners. I’ve played it in the vestibule during a church wedding, outside on the sidewalk at a restaurant, and many other places. A great game to shake out the sillies.