Let's Play! - Games That Teach
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Me | Flippers | Puzzlers
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Catch and Tell
WHY? rhyming words, recall, oral language,
WHAT? sponge ball, bean bag, paper ball (wadded
up sheet of paper)
HOW? The teacher holds the ball and says, "Who
can think of a word that
rhymes with _____?"
After pausing for a few seconds, the teacher
tosses the ball to a quiet child.
That child says a word that rhymes,
and then throws the ball back to the teacher.
The game continues
as the teacher says a word and children come up with rhyming words.
out a letter, color, shape, math fact, or other skill you want to
reinforce. As children catch the ball, they name an object that fits the category.
Use this strategy to review story elements and science facts.
Hint! This is a good transition game to
play while children wait in line,
as they clean up the room, or get ready to go home.
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