Looking for creative ways to make learning fun in your summer program? Want to ward off summer boredom? Need activities to keep parents engaged in their child’s learning while school is out?
Simply answer the question “How would you use these activities to encourage summer learning?” by commenting on this Facebook status between July 8 and July 15.
You can enter to win a collection of games and activities like those shown below for your program or school. See rules below .
Shape By Shape is an advanced tangram-style game, made more difficult because you also fill in the frame around each shape you make. With 60 challenges, Shape By Shape is a great exercise in conceptual thinking and spatial relationships.
It’s not just bingo. It’s Zingo, a matching game that encourages pre-readers and early readers alike to match the pictures and words to their challenge cards. The Zingo! Zinger dispenses tiles and fun as young minds quickly race to be the first player with a full card and yell “ZINGO!”
Roll & Play was the first toddler game ever designed. Roll the big plush cube, select a card with the matching color and act out the activity shown: “Make a happy face,” “Roar like a lion.” With every roll, there are endless learning opportunities, including colors, numbers and language skills. This family-bonding toddler game encourages creativity, active play and gross motor skills.
Yoga Spinner is a delightful introduction to yoga that encourages teamwork and healthy physical activity. Give the spinner a whirl and perform the pose on the corresponding Yoga Pose Card. If you can hold the pose for 10 seconds, you keep the card, and the first player to collect a card in each color wins! You’ll need a little luck and teamwork, and a bit more flexibility and balance to win this entertaining yoga game.
*Entries by individuals serving kids in need who are registered First Book will be eligible to win a selection of games and activities like those featured above, up to a $200 value. Eligible educators should enter to win by posting his/her answer to the question “How would you use these in your classroom, school or program?” to this status on First Book’s Facebook page before 12AM on July 16, 2016. A winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries on July 18, 2016 and notified via email. The games and activities awarded to the winner will will be selected for age range of the children served.
If you work with kids in need, you can sign up here.