In the tin: Deck of cards
Work on visual discrimination, visual form constancy, eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, in-hand manipulation, bilateral integration, shuffling/dealing cards, social skills, play and leisure exploration and participation
The same rules for the regular Rock Paper Scissors card game apply (see below). The difference with this game is that there are four pictures that represent each category, not just one. Players will have to be able to tell that a ream of paper, paper dolls, a paper airplane and a paper origami bird all fall into the category of paper.
To play, deal the cards face-down and evenly between the two players. Each player then picks up and turns over the top card on his pile. Compare the cards and apply the Rock Paper Scissors rules to determine the winner:
- Rock crushes scissors (rock wins)
- Scissors cut paper (scissors win)
- Paper covers rock (paper wins)
- Start or label three piles on the table - one for rocks, one for paper, and one for scissors. Set the stack next to the three piles. One at a time, sort the cards from the stack onto the three piles without letting cards slip off the stack or knocking it over.
- Play one round where each person holds their stack in one hand and lays the cards down with the other. Then play a round where the stack is placed on the table and the players separate and lift the cards, one at a time, from the stack to play.
- Lay the cards all face-up on the table. Pick the cards up one at a time from the flat surface, in sequence (rock, paper, scissors), and build a stack of cards in the hand.