We have a new game. You can play it at home or you can tuck it into your suitcase if you are visiting grandchildren or if you are vacationing in a hotel with grandchildren.
I have written the numbers 1 – 35 on a variety of envelopes. (Side note: Teaching Tip – If you have a grandchild who is learning his/her numbers, these envelopes can double as number flashcards or an exercise in lining up the numbers in order.)
For this game I have inserted into each envelope one photo. There are photos of each grandchild when they were infants and when they were toddlers. There are photos of daddies when they were young. There are photos of grandparents and of pets. Also there are photos of movie and TV favorites – Mickey Mouse, Tinkerbell, Toys characters, Handy Manny, the Wiggles. (Sorry about the glare on the photo of a daddy.) I even have a photo of President Obama and Queen Elizabeth.
When I read the newspaper or look at a magazine now, I keep my eyes open for photos that might be good to include in this game.
Randomly the photos are inserted into the envelopes.
To play the game, one spreads the envelopes on a table. The children call out a number and select that envelope. They open the envelope and identify the photo in the envelope. The grandchildren especially love the photos of themselves and their daddies when they were young. We don’t keep score when we play this game because we want everyone to be a winner.
After the grandchildren leave, I usually switch the photos into different envelopes so they will find themselves in differently numbered envelopes when we play again, and I also retire some photos and add new ones.
This is a game that the children often request when they come to visit.
Thanks for visiting. Check back in a few days to learn about Grandma’s Library.