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Fun times for the whole family

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Here are some great ways you can help your child count, get family and friends involved, and keep everyone entertained. More people equals more fun.

Try these fun family games

Game #1: Create a tally chart

This is a fun way to get everyone in the family involved. For example, you could find out the family’s favourite animal or fruit or TV show. You could also do it the other way round, and find out which type of music, or vegetable is their least favourite. Hello, Brussel sprouts!

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Game #2: Jump to the beat

Put some music on, dance around, and get your kids to count out different actions with you - like 10 hops or 16 jumps - in time to the music. It will get them laughing, and it's a good way to use up some excess energy too!

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Game #3: Bursting bubbles

Most kids love popping bubble wrap - and if you have lying around at home, why not have a bubble wrap race? Who can pop the most in a minute? You can count the burst bubbles together to find out.

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Game #4: Bingo

Bingo is a fast-paced game that kids love to play. You could buy, or make your own scorecards of 5 squares across and 5 squares down and add in the numbers. Cut out a matching set of numbers, put them in a hat or bowl, and give each child a scorecard and a coloured pen. Then pull out a number, show it to the children - and get them to colour over the matching number on their scorecard if they have it. They’ll love yelling ‘Bingo!’ when they get a full house.

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Game #5: Ocean commotion cards

With the P3 activity bag's ocean commotion cards Research another animal and use the template in your notebook to make your own card.

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Last updated: 31 Oct, 2018