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Make Up a Game


Children can work in small groups to create games using different materials/objects each day. After creating a game, they can name it and teach it to the class.

Suggested materials/objects/props:

  • one ball
  • two balls
  • a hoop
  • a stack of three blocks
  • one piece of paper
  • a cupful of water
  • a paper bag
  • a piece of chalk...


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