# 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.

For more educational fun, check out our printable games or our cool online educational games.

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### Petanque

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Petanque, a traditional French lawn game, is a wonderful activity to entertain groups of kids and help them learn a little bit about other cultures.

### Play Extreme Hopscotch

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Take the classic game to a new level, by including super fun directions inside the chalk-drawn boxes.

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Introduce decimals and place value with this fun math card game for fourth grade students.

### Duck, Duck, Goose... for Two!

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This variation of Duck, Duck, Goose is played in pairs, which means a lot more activity for participants!

### Pretty Patterns

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This activity is a craft project and a math workshop all in one! Use found objects to encourage your child to imitate, extend, and create patterns.

### Bounce that Ball: Learn Math While Doing Sports

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Head out to the driveway, ball in hand, for a bouncing challenge. Then use those results to make a colorful graph that lets your child compare results.

### Play Subtraction Sacks

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Invite your first grader to play this subtraction sacks game to get her actively involved in understanding and memorizing subtraction facts.

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### Car Parking Game

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Does your child love toy cars? Hereâ€™s a terrific way for him to play with his toy cars and practice his number recognition skills at the same time.

### Water Tag

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Are you looking for a fun game that will keep your child on his toes? Try introducing him to Water Tag.

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Here's a fun math game you can use to practice counting, addition or subtraction with your child.

### Popsicle Stick Tic-Tac-Toe

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This fresh take on the classic game of Tic-Tac-Toe will boost your first grader's creativity, fine motor skills, and concept of taking turns.

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Here's a math game for your preschooler or kindergartener that'll make number recognition as easy as a pizza pie!

### Rhyming Picture Card Game

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Rhymes are all around us! Get your kid in on this game of simple rhyming words. She'll match up cards with rhyming words and pictures on them.

### Wax Paper Skating

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When itÃ¢s too warm to ice skate or too cold to roller skate or you simply want an anytime, indoor activity, set up a wax paper skating rink.

### Pinball Machine Game

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The next time you're trapped indoors on a dreary day, try this take on dodgeball. All you need are a group of kids, an open area and a soft, spongy ball.

### Hold a Math Marathon!

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Make math fun and easy with this activity that challenges your child to use his addition and multiplication skills to win a race!

### Fitness Game

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Make exercise fun for your child with this energetic fitness game that's a cross between a cake walk and musical chairs.

### Tightrope Walking

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With this "tightrope" game, your child will practice balancing skills and gain experience with the directions forward, backward, and sideways.