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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Kids will get a kick out of shopping for discounted "kicks" with this creative math game that focuses on percentages.
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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 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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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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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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Introduce decimals and place value with this fun math card game for fourth grade students.
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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.
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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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Help your child learn grammar the fun way with this engaging clothespin game!
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Does your child love toy cars? Here’s a terrific way for him to play with his toy cars and practice his number recognition skills at the same time.
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Here's a fun math game you can use to practice counting, addition or subtraction with your child.
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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!
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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.
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When itâs 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.
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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.
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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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