Preschool kids games are a fun way to make learning happen. In fact, sometimes the games are so much fun, kids don't even realize they ARE learning!
With that in mind, here's a very simple early-learning game format. You can use it as it is here, and/or adapt it for other important skills.
are a lot of
ways to vary this game format. We'll give you the basic plan first and
suggest one variation. You'll think of many more!
Skill: Initial consonant sounds, listening
Players: Any number of children, and one adult or older child to lead
Object: To be the first player to guess the mystery object
1. The leader begins by selecting a familiar object. (Decide at the beginning of the game if the objects are to be in the room or not.)
2. The leader gives clues about the object until someone correctly guesses what it is. To promote language skills, the leader can give clues such as:
3. The first
player to correctly guess the object becomes the new
leader and chooses the next item.
Example: The leader thinks of BED. Her clues might be:
Variation: The leader begins by selecting two
words that begin with the same
consonant. All of our preschool kids games are adaptable, so be sure to try more of them soon!
What did we tell you? Simple, eh?
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