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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Your child will be cheering for 8s and 9s as she tries to create a larger number than her competitors. Whoever ends up with the largest number wins!
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Kids will get a kick out of shopping for discounted "kicks" with this creative math game that focuses on percentages.
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Tic-tac-toe is tons of fun, but the traditional version can get a little monotonous after a while. Mix it up and try this colorful outdoor version!
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Your first grader will love telling time while playing this fun game of tag! Ask Captain Midnight for the time, but watch out when his watch says "midnight"!
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a few riotous rounds of Hot Potato--played with a real potato!
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Playing doctor is not only fun, it's also a way to teach kids about the parts of the body and how they are spelled.
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Introduce your child to the importance of preserving the world's biodiversity by turning a lesson on endangered species into a fun game for the whole family.
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Before your next family getaway, make a set of picture/word vocabulary cards together. These cards will build your child's language and comprehension skills.
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This circle game practices patterning and flexes your child's memory.
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Boost your child's listening, verbal and teamwork skills with this unique trust game in which one player guides another through a maze using only words.
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This game is a great way to help your child remember the names of shapes. Give it a go and before you know it, your kid will have all her shapes down pat.
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Master reading numbers aloud with your first grader in this math card game.
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Improve your child's memory, focus, and concentration with this outdoor group memory game. For 4th grade, 5th grade, and middle school age children.
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This variation on the classic group game "Mother, May I?" can be played with one or more child and involves continual participation.
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These flying potato poppers make a cool sound, create a celebratory mood, and they can teach your child about the power of air pressure.
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Picking words out can be tricky. In this early reading activity, your child will place letter markers on a grid to make words appear out of the jumble.
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This is an easy counting game for preschoolers and toddlers. Great for car trips!
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Kids will love this more challenging version of tag where they'll have to run while "attached" to someone else.
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Play this fun basketball game to help your third grader master his multiplication tables.
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While building his own croquet set, your kindergartener will use both his math an fine motor skills and as he plays he'll improve his hand-eye coordination.

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