Kids Educational Games.
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Kids educational games are the best way to make them learn some basic yet crucial lessons of human life.


Education of a child is not confined within the boundaries of his school premises or his text books. Of course the lessons, theories and skills taught in a school are very important that help laying a strong foundation for a solid future of a child. But as a caring and responsible mother, that you are, if you look around yourself with an open outlook and a wider perspective you will see that learning is everywhere.

Let’s us explore some hidden lessons that we can share with our kids out of our daily household activities.

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Dig out all those old story books, albums, scrap books, collector’s items that you have treasured for so many years. The time has come for your kid to learn from them. Just read a story or describe an event to him every day. Make sure he has access to plenty of reading and writing materials in your home: books, magazines, paper, pencils, pens, crayons, etc.

Try to take him along wherever you go – to jog, to play, to shop etc. Go for walks together and talk about what you see. Take him to the grocery store with you and let him learn the value of money.

Ask him to find his name’s first letter anywhere in and around your house like – on juice cans, cereal boxes, on magazine covers, in newspaper headlines, in books, on signboards, on letter boxes etc. Next day ask him to look out for the next letter.

Let him figure out how many forks, plates, napkins and cups will be needed for dinner and set the table. Help him count his steps when he climbs a staircase or from his bed to the door bell etc. kids with books Take him to visit public places like the library, zoo, parks and museums to help him build social skills and expand his experience. Talk to him and listen to what he has to say. Ask questions about what he has seen and learnt and acknowledge his thoughts.

Time passes by like the water under a bridge. You may not realize how fast your little angle will grow up. So this is the right time to put the act together and give the most important thing a mother can give to her child i.e. her time!

The learning games for kids have been classified into 2 broad categories:

Finally, as the teacher in a classroom would exclaim:

”Words numbers alphabets & names;
all of them are liked by Harry, Jeena and James;
today in the classroom let’s play kids educational games.”

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Alphabet Pictionary

Age Group: 4-8 years

Game Objective: In this kids educational game one has to create a self made picture alphabet dictionary.

Game Learning: Paper cutting craft, Alphabets, Image association.

No. of Players: 1

Materials Required:

  • A blank notebook.
  • Crayons.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • A glue stick.

How to Play:

  • Take a blank notebook and draw colorful alphabets from A to Z on separate pages. i.e. on page number one write alphabet “A” on the top center, write alphabet “B” on page number two and so on.
  • Now, find various pictures of things, place or object in magazines starting with each alphabet and paste them in alphabetical order in the notebook.
  • For example: on the page for alphabet “D” one can find and paste pictures like – Dog, Donut, Disney etc.

Game Variations: Under each picture kids can write its brief description in not more than 2 lines.

Old Man’s Cupboard

Age Group: 5-8 years

Game Objective: In this kids educational games one has to remember the object in a sequential manner.

Game Learning: Memory.

No. of Players: 2-4 players.

Materials Required:

  • Nothing.

How to Play:

  • All the kids sit in a circle.
  • To start the game any one of the players will rhyme :
    ”Old man Hubbard, opened his cupboard,
    and found an ‘Apple’ inside it!”
  • The next player will repeat the rhyme and add another object with “Apple” starting with alphabet “B”.
  • For example: ”Old man Hubbard, opened his cupboard,
    and found an ‘Apple & Butter’ inside it!”
  • Similarly, the next player has to repeat the rhyme and add a new object starting with alphabet “C” in the last.
  • This will continue till one of the players forgets the objects that has already been added previously or jumbles up with the sequence. That players gets eliminated from the game.
  • The game continues till only one player is left and he is the Winner.

My Tip :

  • This game can gel with any kids party theme like Birthday party, Halloween party or Christmas party etc.

The Little Businessman

Age Group: 8-12 years

Game Objective: In this learning game for kids a child gets to understand the basics of marketing.

Game Learning: Visual recognition and logical thinking.

No. of Players: 1-6 players.

Materials Required:

  • A pen and a paper.

How to Play:

  • Make two teams and give a pen and a paper to each team.
  • Fix a time frame, say 15 minutes.
  • Select the play boundary, say a room or the whole house.
  • Within the specified time frame the teams have to look out for various brands, advertisements and logos of different companies selling/ promoting their products within the specified play boundary.
  • For example: a kid may find his dad’s jogging shoe on the shoe rack with the trademark Nike’s logo on it, or a kid may grab the newspaper & notice Honda’s car advertisement in it.
  • The teams have to fill in company/ brand name, the product they are selling and the location where they have found that ad/logo in serial order on the sheet of paper allocated to them.
  • Once the time is over, the team that has collected maximum number of ads correctly Wins.

My Tip :

  • This interesting and kids educational game can also be played in a Birthday party, especially for grown up kids who demand some challenging yet fun games for them.


Questions & Answers

Age Group: 5-12 years

Game Objective: In this kids educational game a team has to give funny yet realistic answers to the question asked by the opposition team.

Game Learning: Correlating the answer to the question asked.

No. of Players: A group of 6 to 10 kids.

Materials Required:

  • A stop watch.
How to Play:

  • Divide the kids into two teams, team A and team B
  • To start with, team A will ask a simple yet funny question to team B.
  • For example: Why can’t a bike fly in air?
  • Team B has to give as many answers as they can in within a pre-decided time, say 2 minutes.
  • For example: A bike can’t fly because it does not has an engine, It has only 2 wheels while an airplane needs 3, It does not wear a Red underwear like Superman, etc.
  • The answers may be funny but should be logical and realistic.
  • Count the total number of answers given at the end of the round.
  • Now, teams will swap roles with team B asking a question and team A giving the answers.
  • Play for 3 rounds and tally the scores. The team that has given more number of answers Wins this fun kids educational game.

My Tip :

  • This kids educational game can be tailored to play in a theme based kids birthday party as well. For e.g. In a Pirate theme kid birthday party a team can ask questions like – What do Pirates do after winning a Loot?

Make a list

Age Group: 8-12 years

Game Objective: In this kids educational game the players have to enlist the activities required to accomplish a given task.

Game Learning: Imagination, sequential thinking and writing skills.

No. of Players: 2-4 players.

Materials Required:

  • Pen and paper for each player.

How to Play:

  • Fix a time limit for the game, say 4 minutes.
  • Give a pen and a paper to each player.
  • Now, throw a common question at them. For e.g. What are the rules of a base ball game? Or, What are the things required to throw a spooky Halloween kid’s party?
  • Let the kids workout their answers point wise for the specified time.
  • Once the time ends check all the answers and award points according to your own discretion.
  • The player will lowest points gets eliminated.
  • Continue the game in the same fashion with the remaining players for a new challenge.
  • The player left at the last round Wins this kids educational game.

My Tip :

  • This learning game for kids can be played with a Christmas theme party also. Just write a few Christmas related questions on separate pieces of paper and put them into Santa stockings and ask a kid to pop out a question. One may ask “Make a list of the items you have to buy from Wal-Mart to throw a family Christmas party like this?” or, “How does mom make a Christmas chocolate cake?”

Evidence

Age Group: 8 to 12 years

Game Objective: In this kids educational game a player has to show evidence to support his disagreement with the other player.

Game Learning: Subject knowledge & reasoning.

No. of Players: 2-4


Materials Required:

  • A Pen and a paper for every player.

How to Play:

  • Make the kids sit in a circle and give a pen and a paper to each one of them.
  • Now, say to them “What are evidences that support that you go to school?”
  • In a pre-decided time, say 2 minutes, the kids have to list out all the evidences to support this.
  • For e.g. some typical answers can be: My school bus comes to pick me up at 8 a.m sharp, My teacher’s name is Mrs. Linda, I have a school baseball team jersey, etc.
  • After the time ends check all the answers and give points on the basis of criteria such as - number of evidences given, realistic, relevant, etc.
  • Play for 3 rounds with 3 different questions.
  • The player who scores maximum points Wins this intelligent kids educational game.

Sizes

Age Group: 8-12 years

Game Objective: In this kids educational game the players have to list out the names of an object that comes in different sizes.

Game Learning: Vocabulary and object association.

No. of Players: 1-4

Materials Required:

  • A pen and paper for every player.

How to Play:

  • Fix a time limit, say 2 minutes.
  • Ask them to make 3 vertical columns on their sheets and label them as Small, Medium and Large.
  • As the time starts the kids have to make a list of items that comes in these 3 sizes.
  • For e.g. Lake, River, Ocean or Hut, House, Building or iPad, Laptop, Desktop PC.
  • The kid who makes most correct entries Wins fun kids educational game.

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World of Words

Age Group: 4 to 8 years.

Game Objective: Every word has its own world. How? Just like our world encompasses so many things in itself similarly a word also conceals a set of other words within it. This kids educational game reveals just that!

Game Learning: Vocabulary

No. of Players: 1-4

Materials Required:

  • A pen and paper for every player.
How to Play:

  • Fix a time limit, say 1 minute.
  • Announce a mother word out of which players have to derive new words using only the letters in that word.
  • For example: from the word “Computer” compute, tom, pot, cute, PC and route can be derived.
  • Play for 10 rounds each with a different mother word.
  • Tally the scores and the one with maximum points Wins this cool kids educational game.

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Actor

Age Group: 5 to 8 years

Game Objective: In this kids educational game the players have to guess the expression on the Actor’s face.

Game Learning: Reading human emotions and facial expressions.

No. of Players: 2-4 players.

Materials Required

  • A pen and paper.
  • A glass bowl.

How to Play:

  • Write all common human emotions (excited, surprised, happy, sad, angry, suspicious, confused, jealous etc.) on separate pieces of paper and fold them individually.
  • Put all of them in a glass bowl.
  • Start with the first kid and let him take out a paper and read the emotion mentioned on it without telling it to anybody else.
  • The kid, like an Actor, has to convey that emotion to the rest of the kids through his facial expressions only.
  • Every kid get only one chance to make his guess.
  • The one who guesses it correctly gets the chance to become the next Actor.

My Tip :

  • This is a great kids educational game that teaches a lot of things about human behavior in a fun manner. This game can also be played during a Birthday party, Christmas party or Halloween party etc.



Story Writer

Age Group: 8 to 12 years

Game Objective: In this kids educational game the players work together in an interesting manner to create a new story with a wacky twist in every line!

Game Learning: Imagination and comprehension.

No. of Players: 4 or more.

Materials Required

  • A pen and paper.

How to Play:

  • Make the kids sit around a large table.
  • The first kid will write the first line of a story, news or event etc. (in not more than one line) without showing it to anybody else.
  • The page is then passed to the next child who in turn writes his own line under the first one.
  • Before passing the page to the third child, the second child has to fold the paper in such a fashion so that only his/her line is visible to the third one.
  • The third kid, after reading the second kid’s line, will add his/her own line under it to build the story further and fold the paper similarly before passing it to the next child.
  • This will continue till the end of the page, after which, one of the kid will stand up and read the entire story aloud to everyone.
  • Enjoy the funny twists in the tale with every line that follows.

My Tip :

  • This is a great learning game for kids that teaches a lot about how the flow of thoughts can vary from person to person. The game can also be played in a kid’s party because more the number of participant wackier it will be. To make the story go longer, let the game continue on a new page when first page is completely used.

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Kindly also visit our collection of some interesting math games for kids. Let’s us strive to make our kids sharper, smarter and a great human being!

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