Work on social skills, simple number and math, memory, creative and critical thinking, social interaction, play and leisure exploration and participation
In the tin: 50 game cards, 1 wild card, 1 How to Play card, 1 Introduction card
Kids ages 6-12
Quick and simple games that only take a few minutes each and can encourage interaction between all gathered around the table. The game consists of a tin box with 50 activities. The activities fall into the following categories:
- Social Skills Games
- Silly Games
- Numbers & Math Games
- Phonics & Vocabulary Games
- Creative & Critical Thinking Games
- Memory Games
Here is a sampling of the games:
- Out of Order Challenge - One person lines up 4 to 5 different items in the middle of the table. An example would be a fork, ketchup, a napkin, a salt shaker. Another person looks at the items for a few seconds, then closes his eyes. The first person rearranges the items, and then tells the player to open his eyes and try to put the items back in the original order.
- The Last Bite - Pass a small bowl full of raisins, cut pineapple, baby carrots, grapes, or orange slices around the table. Each person takes and eats one piece. Keep passing the bowl around until there is just one piece left. Whoever gets the last bite wins.
- What's in the Sock? - One person begins by hiding a secret object in a clean sock. He or she passes the sock around the table and lets everyone feel the object. No peeking! Everyone guesses what's in the sock and whoever guesses correctly leads the next round.
- I Can... Can you? - Taking turns, each family member challenges the others to a match of some kind. For example, I can scoop up my peas on a fork with my left hand. Can you? I can drink my whole glass of milk. Can you? I can wiggle my ears. Can you?