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36 Games Kids Love to Play

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Games are a powerful way to teach skills, release and regain energy, and build community. The 36 games in this book are designed to maximize fun and challenge while minimizing the risk of emotional and physical harm. Many games are suitable for playing both in the classroom and on the playground. Some are adaptations of traditional favorites; others are original creations. All the games are easy for teachers to teach and children to learn. Each game descriptions includes "helpful hints" for making the game fun smoothly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892989062
  • Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Children
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 77
  • Sales rank: 735,365
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Cooperation Hoops 6
Fox and Geese 8
Caterpillar 10
Human Alphabet 12
Rock, Paper, Scissors 14
Team Rock, Paper, Scissors 16
Odds and Evens 18
Rob the Rooster 20
Circle Swap 22
Gaa Gaa 24
Find Your Partner 26
Mirror Game 28
Time for Bed 30
"My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean" 32
Evolution 34
Seven Up 36
Winter Blitz 38
Partner Tag 40
Island Tag 42
Toilet Tag 44
Under the Bridge 46
Compost Heap 48
Capture the Flag 50
Rainstorm 52
Ella Bella 54
Guard Dog 56
One Around Two 58
Ship 60
Frozen Tag 62
The Party Game 64
All Tied Up 66
Excuse Me, Please 68
Kick the Can 70
Balloon Race 72
Elephant, Palm Tree, Boat 74
No-look Countdown 76
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2002

    Finally a games book I can use

    Having taught for over 20 years from K through 7th grade, I am always on the look out for more fun activities. This book was recommended to me by a peer, I purchased it hoping to find maybe one activity I could use, I was thrilled to find that I can use almost all the games and activities listed in the book. The games are easily explained with the helpful hints section being wonderful management tool that clearly show the writers depth and experience in the classroom. Too many 'classroom games books' are crammed full of games that I can not use, one book currently sitting gathering dust on my shelf has in excess of over 200 games of which I have only used 2. This small book (36 games) has 30 games that I know I will use, value for money as it works out for me at around 40 cents a game. The big dust collector cost me over $40 and worked out at $20 a game. The illustrations are clever and I have used them on overheads to explain the games, the kids love the character and have decided to call him GrEGG short for Game Egg. I would recommend this book to anyone who works with children, as the games within it are quick to learn, easily explained, and fun to play.

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