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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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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Shipshape: An Indoor Game
Shipshape: An Indoor Game
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Shipshape: An Indoor Game
This is a great activity for when the kids get a little stir crazy. It works indoors or out.
1st grade
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Pinball Machine Game
Pinball Machine Game
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Pinball Machine Game
The next time you're trapped indoors on a dreary day, try this take on dodgeball. All you need are a group of kids, an open area and a soft, spongy ball.
2nd grade
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P.E. Party
P.E. Party
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P.E. Party
Throw a P.E. party in your own backyard that will make fitness fun!
3rd 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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Make Your Own Memory Matching Game!
Make Your Own Memory Matching Game!
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Make Your Own Memory Matching Game!
You don't need to spend big bucks to buy a pre-boxed version of a matching game at the store. You can make your own easily. Here's how:
Preschool
Math
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Over and Out! 2 Great Obstacle Courses
Over and Out! 2 Great Obstacle Courses
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Over and Out! 2 Great Obstacle Courses
When it comes to working kids' muscles, nothing beats an obstacle course! Here are some easy ideas for creating your own course at home.
Preschool
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Homemade Letter Bingo
Homemade Letter Bingo
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Homemade Letter Bingo
How do you spell fun and learning? B-I-N-G-O! Children learn through play. And letter or number bingo is a great place to start.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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"Bump!" A Spelling Game
"Bump!" A Spelling Game
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"Bump!" A Spelling Game
Students usually study for spelling tests by looking over the words and spelling them out loud. Here's a spelling game that gets the whole family involved!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Forms of Energy for Kids
Forms of Energy for Kids
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Forms of Energy for Kids
This exploration of different types of energy will help young minds appreciate and observe thermal, kinetic, mechanical, and other forms of energy.
Science
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Hopped Up Hide and Seek
Hopped Up Hide and Seek
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Hopped Up Hide and Seek
This slightly tweaked version of "Hide and Go Seek" hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
Preschool
Social studies
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Plan a Treasure Hunt
Plan a Treasure Hunt
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Plan a Treasure Hunt
Treasure hunts are tons of fun and they're a great way to introduce maps. Set the stage, and your kid's imagination will do the rest.
Preschool
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Study Game: Planets!
Study Game: Planets!
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Study Game: Planets!
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.
5th grade
Science
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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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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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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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Count 'N Catch: A Skip Counting Game
Count 'N Catch: A Skip Counting Game
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Count 'N Catch: A Skip Counting Game
Encourage your child to practice skip counting by turning number patterns into this fun and interactive game of catch.
2nd grade
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Go on a Direction Scavenger Hunt
Go on a Direction Scavenger Hunt
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Go on a Direction Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt game is simple, but it's fun, and it will arm your child with the directional vocabulary he should master in time for kindergarten.
Preschool
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 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 reading.
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!