I’m proud to know them. They are both wonderfully generous with their time and knowledge. I learned how to improve my Pinterest account from Kim when she did a Google+ Hangout for Multicultural Kid Blogs meet up. I still have my notes from her session.
Today, I wanted to talk their NEW book!
100 Fun and Easy Learning Games for Kids: Teach Reading, Writing, Math and More with Fun Activities by Amanda Boyarshinov and Kim Vij
This beautiful book is divided into six sections. Some games include:
- Fantastic Reading: Zip-Line Letters; Caterpillar Cover; Build a Letter; Real or Nonsense?
- Amazing Writing Adventures: Shop the Alphabet; Mystery Words; Storytelling Seashells; Sneak-a-Peek-Letters
- Really Cool Math: 25 Squish; 3,2,1, Blast Off!; Bees in the Hive; Estimation Station
- Super Science: Magnetic Construction Site; Rocket Ship Adventure; Ice Castle Challenge; Superhero Water
- Magical Music and Art: Outdoor Sound Garden; Print Mysteries; Dragon Castle; Pattern Wheel
- Going Global: Celebration Jar; State Toss; Technology Timeline; Roll a Landform
The huge variety of activities means you can choose from high-energy group games full of laughter and delight, or quiet activities that kids can complete on their own.
If you follow their blog (I do!), you’ll find great ideas of things to do with your kids that will be fun, but will also sneak in learning. This is an idea book that you will use for years! My kids are 16, 14, and 11, but I found activities that they would love. I’m sharing one today.
Continent Fortune Teller Learning Game
First make the fortune-teller. You can use origami paper or copy paper cut into a square. Fold it in half. Open and fold along the diagonals.
Next, fold each side corner into the middle so that you end up with a smaller sized square.
Turn the square over so that the folded sides face away from you, and fold up the corners again, making a smaller square.
Now, carefully fold the square into a fortune-teller.
Next, open each triangle and write one of the following on each half of the triangle: Find North America, Find South America, Point to Australia, Point to Europe, Find Asia, Find Africa, Point to Antarctica, Point and Name an Ocean. If your children are older like mine, have them point to and name a country in each continent as well. Or a country capital.
Write the numbers 1 through 8 on the inside triangles.
Now you are ready to play. Use a map of the world, a globe, or a place mat with a map of the world on it.
- Player one places their fingers in the fortune-teller and opens to show four numbers.
- Player two picks one of the four numbers and player one moves the fortune-teller back and forth that many times.
- Players two picks another number. Player one then opens the fortune-teller to read their task.
- Player two completes the task using the map or globe.
- The game repeats with player two holding the fortune-teller.
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