Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Closest to the Hole


One of the little girlies in my class is celebrating her fourth birthday in August, and her mom requested this golf-themed game to use at her party.  It's like pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, but instead the blindfolded child tries to put his or her golf ball closest to the hole.
Once I had it made, I thought it might be a fun game to use with a small group of kids when doing a sports, senses, or positional-words theme.  Or as in my classroom where we don't do themes, you could just pull this out at any time.  

We don't play competitive games in my class, so if I were to use this I would use it to talk about about different words like far, close, closer, long, short, near, etc. We won't concentrate on a "winner", but rather on how having our eyes covered makes it harder to put that ball close to the hole...  


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Emergency Vehicles

My little fire truck friend has turned into a policeman, and these pieces were made for him.  He has one of my Town Sets, and when his mom asked me if I could replace his missing fire engine, she also requested a city police car, a "country" police car, and a police rescue boat.  These are the finished pieces.  He was thrilled, I'm happy to say :)

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I would use these in my classroom along with the aforementioned Town Set at a table or anywhere for the kids to use independently, but of course they could be used to go along with a story time about community helpers, vehicles, emergencies, etc.  The simplest way might be to hide something under one of the vehicles and play a game of hide and seek (little puppy, little puppy, playing hide and seek--are you under the police boat?  Let's take a peek!)

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