INDOOR GAME TIME
When the weather outside is frightful,
These games can be so delightful!
Rain or snow, let the games begin.
Nobody loses and everybody wins!
PAPER PLATE PARTY
Give each child 2 paper plates. Put on some music and:
- Clap the plates like cymbals.
- Shuffle them to the beat.
- Tap on the hips, shoulders, and other body parts.
- Clap high, low, in front of you, behind.
- Play "follow the leader" as children take turns doing
something with their plates as peers follow along.
- Place on the floor. Put one foot on each plate and skate around
- Skate backwards. Skate on one foot. Skate with a friend.
PENNY ~ PENNY
One person is "it." "It" chooses three friends to leave the classroom. While
the three are out of the room, "it" walks around the room and places a penny
in one child's hands. All the children cup their hands as if they are holding
the penny. The three children are then called back in the classroom. The three
walk around the room opening hands until one finds the penny and says, "Penny,
penny, I found the penny!" That child then becomes "it" and the game continues.
Hint! Let children hide a seasonal toy, such as a bunny,
SEAT SQUARE DANCING
Children sit on the floor or in a chair in a circle. Put on some country
music and have the children follow along:
- Get the beat - Children clap hands or slap thighs.
- Honor your partner - Children bow to friends on either side of them.
- Say "howdy" - Shake hands with friends.
- Give high five - High five to friends.
- Dosie doe - Fold arms and clasp elbows as you nod.
- Say "yee haw" - Finger in the air and twirl as you say, "Yee haw!"
- Begin again clapping and slapping the beat.
Hint! Let children make up other dance motions they can do
as they seat square dance.
You will need a small, soft ball for this game. Explain that the object of
the game is to see how many times you can toss the ball without talking. Look
at the person you are throwing the ball to so they will be ready. Silently
count how many times we can throw the ball without talking or dropping it.
If someone talks or drops the ball, then the game begins all over again.
Hint! Wad up a scrap piece of paper and use it in lieu of