Hands-on Games Activities

Check out these great hands-on games that kids can play in the classroom, on the playground, or at home for an afternoon of educational fun! Little learners can review sight words, consonant blends, important math skills, logical reasoning and much more with these fantastic hands-on games that can typically be enjoyed with common household materials like playing cards, construction paper, or sidewalk chalk.

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Using just few simple materials, you can create a reusable hangman game board that will last all the way to your destination and back home again.
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Get your creative kid into tasseography! The ancient art of reading tea leaves gets a modern update in this simplified version for youthful fortune tellers!
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Every day will be a new experience as you explore and learn about the different colors.
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What better way to remember the achievements of past U.S. Presidents than with a game of memory!
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Take paper football to the next level by creating a "field" with objects from around the house. A great indoor and rainy-day activity.
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Here's a color matching game that is perfect for winter! Your child will race against the clock to assemble the name of a color with its matching parts.
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Help your kindergartener use a map to find "leprechaun gold"--and build early social studies skills in the process!
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This fall-themed missing letter activity is a great way to help your child learn the alphabet, build her vocabulary and bolster letter recognition skills.
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Celebrate Read Across America Day with your first grader by playing a pink crepe paper racing game inspired by Dr. Seuss's book "The Cat in the Hat Come Back."
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Make matzoh more fun! Help your preschooler or kindergartener design a matzoh puzzle from broken pieces of the flatbread.
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A car game for road trips with children.
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This homemade educational travel game will keep your young child entertained and learning reading, writing, shapes and colors. All you need is a tissue box!
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Your spotlight-loving third or fourth grader will be delighted to play this improvisational game of freeze theater with family or friends.
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This game is the perfect way to prepare your child for any shopping adventures you may embark upon, all while practicing important math concepts.
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Foster a love of words in your little cupid this Valentine's Day by creating a memory game that doubles as an early reading activity.
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It's a race against time to see how quickly she can color match and correctly place all of the water beads!
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Help your kindergartener recognize the signs of the season with a winter scavenger hunt.
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Challenge your first grader to wordsmith her way to victory with this puzzle! Who can find the most words in the letters of "Saint Patrick's Day"?
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Make the most out of your next wait at the airport by playing Airport Lounge, a fun and creative game of storytelling and make-believe!
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Any St. Patrick's Day celebration is sure to involve mischief, treats, and a whole lot of green. This leprechaun game will add a little learning to the mix.

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