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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Looking for hot weather fun? Cool the kids down with a homemade slip and slide! You can create your own water park atmosphere for just a few bucks.
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Test your kid's knowledge of presidents one through forty-four with this fun and educational matching game!
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A riff on the classic board game, St. Patrick's Day Snakes and Ladders is a fun game the whole family can enjoy.
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This simple fall-themed syllable game is a great way to introduce the concept of a syllable to your young learner.
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Introduce your fifth grader (and friends) to a unique Jewish tradition by paying homage to the Maccabiah games by engaging them in their own makeshift games!
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Horse chestnuts are inedible, but British children found a fun use for them around the 1840s by turning them into a game called Conkers.
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Have the kids use sidewalk chalk to draw portraits of their family and, in the process, learn about familial relationships.
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Cool down this summer with a wet clothes relay, and get the whole family involved for some real summer fun!
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What do a pool, a raft and a golf club have in common? They are all integral ingredients in the fun game of Aqua Golf, a great activity for kids of all ages.
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Teach your child about the importance and meaning behind bowing in Asian cultures and help her expand her cultural horizons with this fun activity.
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Your children will squeal with delight when they discover all the mishaps that come about after a visit from the leprechaun.
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Orchestrate a Cupid's arrow tossing game among your child and his friends. This fun game cultivates important motor skills and hand-eye coordination, too.
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Grab some rope and a couple of rafts and you're ready to play Rope Rush, an exciting race game for the pool!
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Turn printed family photos into a sturdy "flash card" game to help your child learn the names and faces of near and distant relatives.
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Introduce your youngster to this Japanese version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
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Let your child help you create a fire escape plan poster to hang in the house in case of an emergency!
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Instead of the traditional egg hunt, try this creative variation that will result in a beautiful Easter garden.
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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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