Gaming with Preschoolers – Mother Goose Time
My son broke the spinner on the Hi – Ho! Cherry – O Board Game!
Two acorns are mysteriously missing from The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game.
This is just the norm at our house and at many homes with young children.
Preschool Games with Mother Goose Time
This is quite possibly why one of my favorite parts of the Mother Goose Time preschool program is the games!
- New ones come every month.
- They are included in the thematic box.
- They are simple to assemble.
- They are easy to repair or recreate at home.
- Storage is a snap. No bulky boxes. They all lay flat and can fit in a file folder.
If they are damaged beyond repair, say by an entire kiddie pool of water being dumped on top of them (this is real life here folks!), there is no need to worry. Another fabulous game will arrive in the mail shortly!
Preschool Math Game – I Am Shape Game
This easy to play game relies on cooperation and gives kids a chance to practice shape recognition.
The object of the game is to work together to fill all of the shapes on the game board before the puppy puzzle is complete.
- board game and spinner* (similar ones are available at Amazon)
- tanagrams* (similar ones are available at Amazon)
*These items were provided as part of our Mother Goose Time thematic preschool program.
Set Up”I Am” a Preschool Math Shape Game
- Assemble the spinner and set the Board Game on the table.
- Place the tanagrams in a basket next to the board.
Seriously folks, it was just that easy!
How to Play “I Am” a Preschool Math Shape Game
(Friends, my kids at 5, 4.5, and 2.5 years were able to play this independently!)
- Encourage children to take turns spinning and placing the tanagrams on the matching shape on the board.
- If the spinner lands on the puppy, add one puzzle piece.
- Work together to fill all of the shapes before the puppy puzzle is complete.
Observe “I Am” a Preschool Math Shape Game
- Did the child identify the shape and turn it to fit in the space on the board?
- Did he place a puppy puzzle piece on the board?
Our Experience with “I Am” a Preschool Math Shape Game
Like most Mother Goose Time games, this one was an instant hit. My youngest was thrilled to have a game that he could play and that was also engaging enough to capture the interest of his older siblings.
The game is cooperative, so they enjoy working together. Everyone wins, unless the dog puzzle comes together before the shapes and then everyone experiences a loss together.
The game is simplistic enough that I can leave it out for the kids to play on their own. “I Am” is fun. They choose to play the game when given the opportunity. They are also reviewing shapes and colors, but to them it’s just fun!
Now, if you wanted to create this game at home on your own, you certainly could. Grab some tanagrams and trace them onto a game board. Take a picture to use as your puzzle and cut it into three parts. Snag a spinner and create a backdrop for the spinner with each shape. It will absolutely work. It was also take up time that you could be spending with your children. For me it’s just so much simpler to grab Mother Goose Time!
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