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 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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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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Show your kid how to put a new spin on an old classic with this fun party game.
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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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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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Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with this hands-on lesson in how all of us are more alike than different, especially on the inside.
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The objectives of this classic game are to toss a marker onto each square, to hop onto the single squares, and to skip the square where the marker landed.
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Here's how to create an easy travel checkers board that you are your child can enjoy together using simple materials.
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Make your own recycling game that helps teach your child what can and should be recycled.
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This Easter, try putting on a guided family scavenger hunt to help your kindergartener track down the Easter eggs.
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Warm up your little one's counting skills with this adorable winter number-match game. Play until she's warmed up and ready to count all on her own!
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If your first grader has a hard time practicing his vocabulary skills, introduce him to this fun word building game.
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All you need are pencils, paper and some scissors to get started on this easy and fun game to review astronomy information, or other types of study concepts.
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This unique twist on bingo is a great outside game that gives kids spelling and color practice, and it's lots of fun, too!
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On Read Across America Day, challenge your kindergartener to a balancing act inspired by the mischievous star of "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss.
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Firefly flash tag is a great way to get your kids outdoors and running around during the dog days (or nights) of summer.
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Try your hand at some Seuss-like tongue twisters! Boost those vocabulary skills with this fun game for the whole family.
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Teach your child about the importance of Labor Day by helping her learn about the different hats that are worn by workers in various occupations.
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This competitive inequalities card game is a great way to help your child understand the connection between numerals and the values they represent.

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