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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This zany guessing game asks your first grader to tap into her deductive reasoning skills to guess an activity or object.
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In this outdoor science activity you'll find tips on how to create a nature journal by choosing a native plant or animal and tracking that species.
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This is a great activity for when the kids get a little stir crazy. It works indoors or out.
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The ability to identify number patterns is one of the building blocks to success in higher-level math and this game is the perfect way to practice.
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This improv exercise helps actors learn how to recover if another actor forgets their lines or goes off script, but it can also be a rainy day activity!
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This fun outdoor game will help your child develop her addition and subtraction skills and teach her basic arithmetic while keeping her active.
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Are you looking to entertain your child and a large group of his friends? Try out Chain Tag. The more players you have, the more fun the game becomes!
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Turn wait time in the doctor's office or travel time in the car into fun time with your own version of I Spy.
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Your child will need to combine his sporty hand-eye coordination skills with his math skills to become the bullseye king.
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Show your kid how to put a new spin on an old classic with this fun party game.
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Play Tip It, a silly and rowdy game that kids love!
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Want to help your child develop stronger numeracy skills and make your dice games even more fun? Try creating some googly-eyed funny dice.
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Are you looking for an easy-to-play, fun game? Try Cat and Mouse. All you need is a large bed sheet or tablecloth, a "cat" and a "mouse", and you're all set.
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Help your child with his decoding and early reading skills in this fun game where you follow a spider web to find your treasure!
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Help your preschooler combine a lesson about numbers with a silly, snowy game of hopscotch.
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Help your third grader make the Scoop 'N Catch--a great choice for a fun and inexpensive afternoon.
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Improve your kindergartener's vocabulary with this fun, quick, and simple improvisation activity! He'll love acting while practicing directionality words.
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Use sticks and stones to create create an outdoor version of tic-tac-toe!
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Promote the well-being of your first or second grader's mind and body by teaching him some beginning yoga poses and techniques.
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Introduce your child to the symbols of fall with this easy-to-make matching game that will hone observational skills and increase your kid's attention span.

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