Hands-on Games for Kids

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 Animal Racing
Animal Racing
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Animal Racing
Movement activities are crucial for developing minds and bodies. Animal movements, in particular, encourage children to think about their own body mechanics in comparison with animals they may have observed. 
3rd grade
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Play an ABC Balloon Game
Play an ABC Balloon Game
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Play an ABC Balloon Game
Celebrate Read Across America Day with your kindergartener by playing an alphabet balloon volley game inspired by "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" by Dr. Seuss.
Kindergarten
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Clean It Up
Clean It Up
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Clean It Up
Celebrate Read Across America Day with your first grader by playing a pink crepe paper racing game inspired by Dr. Seuss's book "The Cat in the Hat Come Back."
1st grade
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Try a Cat in the Hat-Inspired Balancing Act
Try a Cat in the Hat-Inspired Balancing Act
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Try a Cat in the Hat-Inspired Balancing Act
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.
Kindergarten
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Play the Game: Itsy Bitsy May I?
Play the Game: Itsy Bitsy May I?
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Play the Game: Itsy Bitsy May I?
Like "Mother, May I?", this following directions tag game focuses on gross motor skills, but to the theme Itsy Bitsy Spider. Fun indoors or outside!
Kindergarten
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Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
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Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for first grade reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!
Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!
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Play Nursery Rhyme Madlibs!
Here's a silly game that uses nursery rhymes to introduce a big concept in first grade reading and writing: learning about nouns and verbs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fun Ways to Study
Fun Ways to Study
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Fun Ways to Study
Here are six fresh ideas to liven up your teen's study time, and involve the whole family at the same time!
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Play Find It!
Play Find It!
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Play Find It!
This hunting game is just as fun outdoors as it is inside. And while they'll never suspect they're learning, it helps kids develop listening skills, too!
Kindergarten
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Play Post-It Bingo!
Play Post-It Bingo!
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Play Post-It Bingo!
New readers need to develop a "bank" of words they can read by sight. Hate flashcards? Consider this fresh way to practice sight words to perfection...Bingo!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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An Adverb Acting Game
An Adverb Acting Game
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An Adverb Acting Game
Here's an adverb acting game that will have your child hungrily, unceasingly, enthusiastically learning!
5th grade
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Toss and Blend: A Carnival Game
Toss and Blend: A Carnival Game
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Toss and Blend: A Carnival Game
This version of the carnival game where you try to toss chips into a cup, to win a fabulous prize, gives kids a boost in early writing and reading.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Cause and Effect Card Game Activity
Cause and Effect Card Game Activity
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Cause and Effect Card Game Activity
This cause and effect activity brings the fun of card games and comprehension practice together in an innovative way!
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Take a beach ball, a marker, and a first grader. What do you get? An outdoor activity that works on reading comprehension, in the midst of a game of catch!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play the Bag Game: Learn Parts of Speech
Play the Bag Game: Learn Parts of Speech
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Play the Bag Game: Learn Parts of Speech
Parts of speech can be a difficult and dreary concept for many kids, but you can quickly turn that feeling around with this fun game.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Animal Exercises
Play Animal Exercises
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Play Animal Exercises
Preschoolers need to practice hopping, skipping, and other "gross motor" skills. Why not make it fun by challenging them to move like their favorite animals?
Preschool
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Draw Shadow Art
Draw Shadow Art
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Draw Shadow Art
Develop your kindergartener's fine motor skills while tracing shadows on a sunny day with this fun kindergarten activity.
Kindergarten
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Homonym Beanbag Toss
Homonym Beanbag Toss
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Homonym Beanbag Toss
Homonyms are those tricky little words that tend to confound early learners. Help your second grader ace the challenge with this outdoor game.
2nd grade
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Find the Leprechaun's Lost Gold!
Find the Leprechaun's Lost Gold!
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Find the Leprechaun's Lost Gold!
Help your kindergartener use a map to find "leprechaun gold"--and build early social studies skills in the process!
Kindergarten
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Design a Road to College Board Game
Design a Road to College Board Game
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Design a Road to College Board Game
Make thinking about college fun by working with your teen to design and plan a Road to College board game.
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Pizza Toss Game
Pizza Toss Game
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Pizza Toss Game
It's easy to be a master Italian chef with this target practice game played with a pizza board constructed out of felt and Velcro bean bag "toppings."
1st grade
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Hit the Target
Hit the Target
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Hit the Target
Race to create an equation in this game will help your child and his opponents get creative with addition, subtraction and multiplication.
4th grade
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Play Sardine Hide and Seek!
Play Sardine Hide and Seek!
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Play Sardine Hide and Seek!
This twist on the same old Hide and Seek is a great weekend or rainy-day activity.
1st grade
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Play Doctor! A Reading Game
Play Doctor! A Reading Game
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Play Doctor! A Reading Game
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.
Kindergarten
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Consonant Blend Scavenger Hunt
Consonant Blend Scavenger Hunt
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Consonant Blend Scavenger Hunt
Combine kids' love of scavenger hunts with consonant blends to create a fun game that's perfect for everything from birthday parties to rainy days at home.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Hands-on Games for Kids

Check out these great hands-on offline games that kids can play in the classroom, on the playground, or at home for an afternoon of educational fun!