This morning was our Big Board Game Day Workshop. We invited parents to come and play and make board games to help raise money for NSPCC.
We made our own board games with numbers to ten and played board games too.
Board games are a great way to help teach turn taking, counting and matching colours. Different board games can help to teach different skills too. We focused on numbers to ten in our board games to help the children with counting skills.
You can download and print the games we played today here – board games. You can use anything you want for counters like use small toys, characters or even pebbles.
Thank you to everybody who came, find out more about the great cause you are supporting with Big Board Game Day here
We have been having lots of fun learning all about pirates and seasides.
We built a giant pirate ship using our new blocks outside…
We turned our open-ended role-play area into a pirate ship. We added a wheel, hats, fabric for the flags and the water, tubes became telescopes and boxes became treasure chests!
We played lots of pirate board games (check out our post here)
And even made up our own games…
We made up poems about the seaside (check out our post here)
We had lots of fun with the shells and moon sand. Moon sand looks just like real sand but it easier to mould. Recipe … 4 cups of wholemeal flour, half a cup of baby oil. You can use any oil. More oil will make it more like wet sand and less will make it more powdery.
We made pirate obstacle courses outside to find the treasure and walk the plank. We had to follow instructions and listen to the positions moving under, over, round and through.
How can you continue learning at home?
- Play or make your own board games
- Make your own moon sand (recipe above) or use play sand, add buckets, numbers, cutters, spades, diggers, cars or whatever your child is interested in
- Make your own obstacle course in the garden, try going down the slide, over the grass, round the tree etc.
- Use scraps of fabric and empty boxes to make your own pirate ship – a pillowcase makes a great flag, tubes for telescopes and almost anything sparkley can be ‘treasure’!