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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Help your child make sense of our colorful world with this easy-to-make color challenge!
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Get your preschooler to practice a steady hand and celebrate Read Across America Day with this challenging stacking activity inspired by Dr. Seuss.
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Your child will "catch" snowballs with each correct math equation she can answer correctly. If she solves a problem correctly, she gets to keep the snowballs.
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Before hitting the road this summer, arm yourself with Straight Face, a game guaranteed to turn bored frowns into happy grins and giggles.
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Help your student memorize the vocabulary needed to excel in geometry. This fun Tic-Tac-Toe game focuses on terms used when working with circles.
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Help your second grader make his own badminton set--out of your old pantyhose! He'll delight in his crafty independence, and you'll love saving money.
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To celebrate black history month, use this matching quiz to help your kid demonstrate his knowledge of famous African-Americans.
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Bring some winter fun into your home while your child practices her number matching skills with this adorable snowman math game.
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Why not change things up a bit with this fun way of making those loop-hole bunny ears that sit at the top of his sneakers.
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Learning to count can be pretty tough. Have your child play this game with you or a friend and watch her quickly become a master counter.
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All you and your kid need for this entertaining game are some conversation hearts, a candy that's practically synonymous with Valentine's Day!
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Help your kindergartener make and play a "Hop On Pop"-inspired card game--a fun way to learn word families!
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Master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division through practice in this fun math game designed for fourth grade!
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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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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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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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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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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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