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- August 27, 2003 at 11:54 am #253112
I usually just lurk, but thought about my experiences as a “room
mother” some 25 years ago. I was the only one to volunteer for my
daughter’s Kindergarten class of 28 kids so I had to work extra
hard. One of the things I remember they liked the best was a game I
made up along the lines of the old “drop the clothespin game.”
I took a quart size milk carton, (but a half galllon carton size or
similar size heavier cardboard box would work well too)covered it
with black contruction paper and used a white ink marker to put
markings on it to look like a coffin, standing upright, not laying
down, with the top end open. Then I cut out pieces of white paper,
leaving on the black markings for cutting, in the shape of bones, but
that would be able to cover a popsicle/craft stick. (The stick is
for weight.) Glue paper bones to both sides of the stick. Make at
least 5 but not more than 10.
To play the game have a child kneel on a regular height chair, facing
the back of the chair; the child takes a bone and holding it level
with the top of the chair back, drops the bone trying to get it in
the coffin. The one who gets most bones in the coffin wins! And the
prize could be a gummy candy body piece No fair cheating by leaning
way over and reaching way down the chairback. (unless of course the
kindergarteners are very, very uncoordinated.
)If you don’t want
to use a chair, the children can also stand, but it is less of a
As children get older you can play this same game but have the
players blindfolded. Lots of fun. I still have my game in with my
Halloween decorations and have played it with grandchildren visiting
around Halloween time.
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