Wednesday, May 29, 2024

I Like To…

by Mark Warner
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Children like to play games, although they don’t like games which they know they are learning from. This is a good memory game, which also improves self-esteem.

First, you tell the children to sit in a circle and hold hands. You, the teacher, start the game. First, you explain what they need to do… pick something they love to do. It could be singing, dancing, playing with toys etc.

You tell them what you like to do, for example, “I like to cook.”

After you have said this, you squeeze the hand of one of the children sitting next to you. This means that this child has to say what you like to do, then what they like to do.

For example, Mr / Mrs… likes to cook, I like to dance

After that, they squeeze the hand of the child next to them. This child says what the teacher, the other child, and what they like to do.

For example, Mr / Mrs… likes to cook, Sarah likes to dance, I like to play computer games…

You do this until you have gone around the whole class or until someone forgets part of the sequence. If someone does make a mistake, that child could be “out”, or you could just start again from a different part of the circle.

This fun game shows that it is ok to like what you do. It also recognises that there are other people in the world and they can like what they like.

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