Card games are great for low cost fun and learning!
When I was very young, my Grammy taught me how to play gin rummy and a few other card games. I will always remember being amazed at how fast she could shuffle the cards!
I had graduated beyond WAR and Go Fish. Grammy was an avid gin rummy player, and she started me out on a 7-card variation (10 cards, the standard, was too many cards for me to hold in my little hand!) Continue reading “Playing Card Games”
Recently my niece and I had a fun afternoon making our own match game. I was gifted a set of blank matching cards and my girl and I divvied them up so we each had an even number.
You don’t need a fancy store bought set though. Instead, you Continue reading “Make Your Own Match Game”
‘Moving to the groove’ of the changing weather during spring time in the Pacific Northwest can be a challenge at times. There are days when the sun is shining for the whole day and it is the perfect time to get some vitamin D and play Continue reading “Red Light Green Light”
If you haven’t yet played balloon volleyball, you are missing out! This great game can be played with any number of people and only requires a balloon, which can be purchased cheaply from most stores. You can make many different variations of this game, but the simple rule is to keep the balloon off of the ground. Continue reading “Volley Ball Balloon”
In a recent study, children who play with blocks and puzzles have been shown to have better spatial reasoning ability. Spatial reasoning is the ability to reason and manipulate objects in space. Continue reading “Spatial Reasoning”
This activity is from The Outside Play and Learning Book, by Karen Miller. It’s simple to make and will keep your toddler coming back over and over again. The cause-and-effect is fascinating to them, and it’s reminiscent of “peek-a- Continue reading “Tube Ball”