|Connect 4 (front) and Guess Who (back)|
Each day, students journaled about what games they played, what they learned and how they got along with the members of their groups. I don't have any pictures of this, but I made a little journal page for them where they listed the games they played, wrote a sentence or two about what they learned and colored in faces to show how well they got along.
|Trouble was one of their favorites!|
Have you played Spot It? Google and I did some searching for the best games for kiddos who are 5-6 years old. I wanted games that they could play together and things they most likely haven't played before. Spot It was great because kiddos that weren't good at other games could shine at this game. You look at your card and find the 1 symbol on your card that is the same on the card in the middle (only 1 matches). You say the name of the symbol that matches then that card in the middle becomes "your card". You are still looking for the one symbol that matches. When all cards are gone, you count to see who has the most cards. They loved this game- as in begged for it to be in the rotation daily.
|I taught a group to play Scrabble Jr. while other were making video games. More on the video games in another post. These kiddos then taught their teammates how to play the game during centers.|
I will be back in another post to share more about games that we made. I thought this was its own "beast" to tackle.
I'd love to build my stock of games for next year. What are some of your students' favorite games?