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January 24, 2014

COUNTRIES AND CAPITALS 8 FULL BINGO GAMES – Download Print and Play #PrinableGames

Countries and Capitals 8 Printable Bingo Games, Download, print and Play

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Ideal as a Teacher Helper, the actual Bingo Cards can be used as an extension exercise for identifying various countries and their cities whilst working with an Atlas.

This Packet contains 8 Full Bingo games of between 10 and 20 Text Bingo cards each and calling sheets, reflecting different Countries and their capitals. Use tokens to cover the answers on the Bingo Cards once the question has been called.

Standard Bingo rules apply.

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December 5, 2011

Christmas Trivia Challenge, Printable Game for Kiddies (And their Adults)

Christmas Trivia Challenge, Printable Game

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Printable Christmas Games, Christmas Trivia Challenge

 

How well do you ACTUALLY know Christmas around the world; in song, dance, and language?

 

This game provides a wide selection of Christmas trivia questions from general trivia to movies and music, traditions and languages. Test your knowledge of Christmas music with questions in the Music and Song Category, or see how well your dad REALLY remembers the movie or famous novel, “A Christmas Carol”. What Christmas song contains the words “And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time…”? Who is Rudolph’s dad? What will probably not find under the Christmas tree? What kind of Christmas is Elvis Presley going to have?

 

Get friends and family to join in to while away a lazy holiday afternoon, or use the game as a warm-up to a fabulous and fun Christmas gathering. Play the Game! And find the answers to these questions and a whole lot more!

 

December 3, 2011

Download “Christmas for Kids”, Educational and Fun Activities Mega-Packet

Christmas Activities Mega-Packet

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Christmas Activities Mega-Packet
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This ebook is divided in various categories covering a wide range of subject areas including phonics, math, motor skills and critical thinking skills – all in all over 320 pages of fun and educational activities!

An eclectic mix of stunningly illustrated activities, from basic Christmas Picture and Christmas Animal Dictionaries; The Christmas Alphabet, Christmas Phonics, Snowman Activities, Christmas Numbers and Counting, Santa-themed activities, Flash Cards, Spot the difference! and an assortment of gift tags and label crafts.

Also included are handwriting and tracing exercises, along with picture/word association puzzles, Word Order! and Word Unscramble!
This unit is easily adaptable to a wider range of ages from very little people upwards.

Free Vintage Santa Christmas Playing Cards and Games for Kids

Vintage Christmas Playing Cards

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If you’re hosting a Children’s Christmas Party you might want to consider a few board or card games. This full deck of full color cards includes Jokers, and blank cards (if you’re feeling inspired). The cards are created using beautiful assorted vintage Christmas images from the public domain. Enjoy with our compliments!

Playing card games is a great way for children to learn a variety of basic skills, including counting, taking turns, basic strategy, and being a good sport. Here are some ideas for the best traditional card games for children. All of these games can be played with a standard 52-card deck. While these games are mostly aimed at the younger generations, people of all ages can join in.

Simply print all pages onto cardstock, laminate for protection and durability and cut out cards.  Fold on the dotted line and paste the front and back of each card together.  (Bonus here is that if you need more than one deck, just print two sets of the cards)

Full instructions for each game as well as variations are at the end of the book.

GoFish

Spoons

Old Maid

Snap

Hearts

Concentration/Memory

Christmas Bingo, Printable Christmas Games for Kids

Christmas Bingo

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Bingo is an easy game to play and also easy to teach.  A popular choice when teaching phonics and numbers, Bingo is also often used for picture/word association in early learning.

While away a chilly Sunday afternoon, or use this game as a party activity building up to the excitement that fulfills our homes at Christmas.

This Packet contains 2 versions of Bingo; one version is a “picture match” version using picture calling cards, while the other uses word calling cards while the Bingo Mats are pictures.

With a total of 28 different Bingo Mats, 6 sheets of printable counters and 2 sets of calling cards this game is sure to keep little ones (and their adults) occupied for hours.  $2.99

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Christmas Scrabble Word Game, Printable Christmas Games for Kids #Education #Homeschool

Christmas Scrabble Word Game

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Printable Christmas Games, Christmas Scrabble Word Game

Children Learn by Play, and what better time than at Christmas when everything is madly exciting!  This game gives a whole new twist on the traditional board game of Scrabble.

 

Teaching your child phonics and phonemic awareness needn’t be dull and uninteresting. From a very early age your child will begin to recognise the shape and sound of letters, and be able to sound and associate the correct words to pictures shown. Once your child has learnt the alphabet a whole new world of fun learning experiences opens up to him or her.

 

I devised this Letter Tile game which worked wonderfully for my children when they were younger, and who, after successfully “spelling” out simple Dolch words with the letter tiles, pushed their own envelopes and sounded letters and words to pictures, thereby gaining awareness of more complex words and far advancing their initial knowledge. And the kids didn’t even know they were learning!

 

I have included 215 picture cards, all with a Christmas Theme,  blank cards with instructions on how to make your own, a storage envelope and 2 sheets of letter tiles, both upper and lower case, as well as educator notes on the importance of phonics and phonemic awareness.

 

Have fun!

 

Wishing you and yours a very safe and blessed Christmas and holiday season.

 

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December 2, 2011

Everything Christmas, Free PDF Activity eBook for Kids #Education #Homeschool #Christmas

Everything Christmas

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Everything Christmas free PDF ebook for kids

Songs & Games & Puzzles ‘n things… Something for everyone in the family… Spend fun-filled hours these holidays printing out as many copies of each activity as may be required; or have a sing-a-long to some really well-known and well-loved Christmas songs.

One of a host of beautifully illustrated, exciting and educational freebies

Christmas Pictionary, Printable Christmas Games

Christmas Pictionary Game

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Christmas Pictionary, Printable Christmas Games

Pictionary is a fun family-oriented game with rules that are easy to follow, and are also easily adaptable. Of course if you are able to draw or sketch you’ll be zooming ahead to the finish before anyone else, but if, like me, you really aren’t very good there’ll be a lot of laughter and giggling at the attempts.

The game is almost based on a type of Charades Game, a classic game of drawing and guessing pictures. The game is ideal for groups of people, and a perfect addition to a Christmas gathering of family and friends.

Our Christmas Pictionary categories are:

• Song (or sub-categories Poem, Carol, Traditional, Modern, Funny etc)

• Book (or Story)

• Film (or sub-categories TV, Movies)

• Gift (or sub-categories Mum, Dad, Granny, Boy, Girl, Baby etc)

• Object (or sub-category Accessories, Decorations, Things)

But we have included blank cards for you to make your own categories and write your own words and titles if you choose to.

Christmas Pictionary, printable Christmas Games

This unit contains 434 individual Cards in 7 different categories, color-coded for each category, and can easily be sorted for children aged around 4 and upwards. Adults will also be drawn into the game trying to figure out names of old-time movies, characters, songs and stories.

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July 11, 2011

The basis for a lifetime of physical activity begins in childhood. Engaging in a physically active lifestyle early in life increases the chance that infants and young children will develop and grow normally. Age-specific physical activity is important for healthy brain development and healthy bodies. Early motor skills form the foundation for early learning and language development. Physical education forms the basis for later sport, dance, exercise and physical activities. Learning to care for one’s health begins early and continues throughout life. Parents and caregivers encourage healthy practices in daily routines by: teaching safety and protecting children from injury, providing nourishing foods, and facilitating ways for infants and children to be active and stay fit. Early guidance can help a child develop and grow normally, and have the energy to engage in learning activities. Teaching children healthy habits such as healthy food choices, hand washing, oral health practices and recognition and avoidance of safety hazards sets the foundation for a continued active and healthy lifestyle. We know from research that the physical activity of infants and young children support brain development and the child’s ability to become a successful learner. To meet children’s energy needs, children’s diets should contain a wide variety of healthy foods, and their activities should likewise be varied and numerous. Children use their bodies to explore their physical world. Early motor skills form the foundation for early learning and language development. “All children birth to age five should engage in daily physical activity that promotes health related fitness and movement skills” (National Association for Sport and Physical Education). Children are enthusiastic about moving their bodies in different ways. They are eager to demonstrate their strength, balance, muscles and coordination skills. Young children’s future health and well-being are directly related to their early physical development. Physical activity, healthy diets, good health practices and prevention of illness and injury are essential for healthy and successful children. CurrClick – St Aiden’s Homeschool, South Africa – Motor Skills Development, A Teacher/Parent Guide & Children’s Activity Book.

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Developing and Assessing Motor Skills in Children.

 

The basis for a lifetime of physical activity begins in childhood. Engaging in a physically active lifestyle early in life increases the chance that infants and young children will develop and grow normally. Age-specific physical activity is important for healthy brain development and healthy bodies. Early motor skills form the foundation for early learning and language development. Physical education forms the basis for later sport, dance, exercise and physical activities.

Learning to care for one’s health begins early and continues throughout life. Parents and caregivers encourage healthy practices in daily routines by: teaching safety and protecting children from injury, providing nourishing foods, and facilitating ways for infants and children to be active and stay fit.

Early guidance can help a child develop and grow normally, and have the energy to engage in learning activities. Teaching children healthy habits such as healthy food choices, hand washing, oral health practices and recognition and avoidance of safety hazards sets the foundation for a continued active and healthy lifestyle.

We know from research that the physical activity of infants and young children support brain development and the child’s ability to become a successful learner. To meet children’s energy needs, children’s diets should contain a wide variety of healthy foods, and their activities should likewise be varied and numerous.

Children use their bodies to explore their physical world. Early motor skills form the foundation for early learning and language development. “All children birth to age five should engage in daily physical activity that promotes health related fitness and movement skills” (National Association for Sport and Physical Education).

Children are enthusiastic about moving their bodies in different ways. They are eager to demonstrate their strength, balance, muscles and coordination skills. Young children’s future health and well-being are directly related to their early physical development. Physical activity, healthy diets, good health practices and prevention of illness and injury are essential for healthy and successful children.

CurrClick – St Aiden’s Homeschool, South Africa – Motor Skills Development, A Teacher/Parent Guide & Children’s Activity Book.

April 17, 2010

Traditional children’s games to use in and out of the classroom – ESL Games and Activities – eslHQ

While researching for some new material I came across this site : Traditional children’s games to use in and out of the classroom – ESL Games and Activities – eslHQ.

Traditional Children’s Games

This is a list of traditional games western children play. These are great to use if you are teaching at a children’s camp or to modify and use to practive whatever language you are practicing in class. Most of these are for young children.

Duck, Duck, Goose
The children sit in a circle. One child is “it.” He walks around the circle. He pats each child on the head. He says, “Duck, duck, duck…” as he touches each child. When he says, “Goose!” the child he touches gets up and chases him around the circle.

The child who gets to the empty place first sits down. The other child is “it”. Sometimes, the child he tagged catches the child who was “it”. Then he has to sit in the “stink pot!” (the center of the circle). He can’t get out until another child who is “it” gets caught and gets put into the stink pot. Little children love this game!

Seven-up
A game’ children like to play on rainy days at school is called “Seven-up.” On rainy days, we can’t go outside to play at recess time. Instead, the children sit at their desks. The teacher chooses seven children to be “it.” Then the teacher says, “Thumbs up.” The children who are sitting down rest their faces on their folded arms so they cannot see. They make a fist, with one thumb sticking up.
The children who are “it” tip-toe quietly and touch someone on the thumb. Then they go back in front of the class. The teacher calls, “Seven up.” Everyone looks up. The children who were touched try to guess who touched their thumb. If the child guesses right, she or he gets to be “it” and the other child sits down.

Freeze Tag
Someone is ‘IT’. ‘IT’ tries to tag people. Everyone else is running around. When ‘IT’ tags someone the person freezes in whatever position you got tagged in. And when you get tagged 3 times then you are the person who becomes ‘IT’. When you are frozen, someone can ‘unfreeze’ you by touching you.

Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?
A fun game that is common in the United States. Everyone sits in a circle. Before the game starts everyone is given a number, but not in order around the circle, that is kept in front of each person. Names are usually used. The teacher or leader starts a rhythmic pattern such as clap, tap thighs, clap, tap thighs, … at a slow pace in the beginning. The leader says, “Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? again and again in the same rhythm as the clapping and tapping. The leader will start by saying “# 1 or ________(name) stole the cookie from the cookie jar.” That person says, “Who me?” Everyone says, “Yes you!” The person says, “Couldn’t be!” Everyone says, “Then who?” The person says, “#2 or _________ (name) stole the cookie from the cookie jar.” And on it goes. The object of the game is to keep the rhythm going and the talking, without breaks.

Pin the Tail on the Donkey
This game is for young children. It is played at birthday parties. There is a poster of a donkey. The donkey has no tail. There are numbered tails. The children line up. Each child gets a turn.

For his turn, he puts on a blindfold. All the children make sure he cannot see! He is turned around one time. Then he tries to find the poster and pin his tail in the right place. Everyone laughs! It is funny to see a donkey with tails on its nose, back, and ears. Some tails are not even on the poster! The tail closest to the right spot wins!

Relay Games
It is fun for older children. You need two equal teams. Each child needs a toothpick. (You can also use a spoon with an egg or ping pong ball) The toothpick is held in the mouth. Each team needs one “lifesaver” candy with a hole in the middle. Each child must pass the lifesaver candy from her toothpick to the toothpick in the mouth of the next child on her team. No hands allowed! The toothpicks wiggle. The lifesaver slips. The children make REALLY funny faces! It is funniest when children line up girl-boy-girl-boy.

Hide and Go Seek
Any number of children can play. One child hides their eyes and counts up to 10. all other children hide. When they finish, the person says: “Ready or not, here I come”.
The person who counted tries to find the others.
If you are back to the pole (where the person counted) without getting caught, you are not ‘it’.
The last one found is ‘it’ and must count for the next game.

Telephone
The game ” Telephone ” is a simple game. You start off by getting lots of friends and parents, a total of about 15 people. Then you all hold hands and get into a big circle. While still holding hands, stretch out until your arms hurt. Then you sit down and let go of each other’s hands. The oldest person should think of a message. When the oldest person thinks of a message they pass it to the person sitting next to them, then the person sitting next to them passes the message to the next person and so on. If one person should not understand the message they may say operator and the person sitting in front of them repeats the message to that person again. If anyone needs to say operator, they can only say it once. When the last person gets the message they stand up and they say the message out loud. If the message is right, then the person who thought of the message says “yes” and the last person wins the game. If the message is wrong, then the person who thought up the message wins the game. The point of this game is not winning. The point of the game is to see if the last person can say the message correctly. The fun thing about this game is that usually the last person never say’s the message correctly. It is fun to hear the message all scrambled up.

Hopscotch
There can be any number of players, and a stone is the only object you need to play it. If you are the first player, you draw a figure on the floor with a piece of chalk. Then you throw the stone inside square one. After that, you have to hop into each square, starting with square 1 and ending in square eight. If there are two squares together, you jump landing with one foot in each square; but if there is only one square, you must hop on one foot. When you reach squares 7 and 8, you have to turn back jumping again until square 1. Then you continue playing the next level. This time you begin by throwing the stone into square number 2. In the next level, you throw it into square number 3. You continue until level 8. The first player who does all the levels is the winner. The most important thing is that the player has to skip the square where the stone is.

Special Rules of the Game
The game has some rules. If an of the following things happen, the player has to stop and another player takes a turn.

  • The player can’t put his/her foot or feet on the lines of the square.
  • The player can’t jump with two feet in squares 1, 2, 3, and 6.
  • The player can’t fall down.

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