Last evening after the boys came back from their evening play, they still wanted to do something. Nish declared that he wanted to play a game! I doubt he really knows what a game is but i thought we could do something fun and new for the kids.
So, i took out our box of wax crayons and drew circles, triangles and squares in different colors (red, green, orange and blue) on different parts of the floor.
Then i got both the boys to stand next to each other. Just to get the energy out i had them hop and dance to me singing and clapping. Every time i stopped singing i would call out an instruction to each of them. “Sid go and hop on the green circle” or “Nish find the red square and sit in it”. We did a bunch of these before the boys collapsed laughing on the floor and took charge of the crayons do their own art on the floor.
It was good because
1. we had fun
2. it got the boys to use up some of that extra energy
3. we reviewed colors and shapes in a fun way
4. we worked on following 2 step instructions
And there were no winners or losers…just two very excited boys.
Try it out if you are ‘game’ 🙂