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09-14-2009, 02:06 PM
I will be gone next week. DH said that if I made plans, he would do school with the kids. I am thinking of planning lots of different games for them instead of "normal" studies. They are planning some outings, so I think games can fit in between easily.

I have the Peggy Kaye Games for Math and Writing. I don't really want to read all of them to find stuff.

Does anyone have favorite games they would suggest? It can be from websites whatever, not necessarily from those books.


Heather W
09-14-2009, 04:09 PM
May I make the suggestion that they just play games? Games do not have to be educational to reinforce learning. That's from Ruth Beechick herself!

Scrabble, Jr
Clue, Jr
chess- D is old enough and J knows all his pieces and can set it up so maybe M would dig that

war (addition and subtraction war for D)



Scrambled States of America


Do you have any of those?

09-14-2009, 04:13 PM
I don't have those books- but here's A few games my 7 yr old enjoys-

The biggest hit when he was learning to read was Hot Wheels Phonics (http://deansacademy.blogspot.com/2008/04/doodles-school-and-hot-wheels-phonics.html) scroll down to the bottom of the post- and it explains ds's homemade game.

A fun Math one is Countdown (http://www.amazon.com/Cadaco-Scholastic-Countdown/dp/B000066542/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1252962349&sr=1-3) You don't need to buy the fancy game board- we found ours on clearance somewhere- but you just need cards that have 1-10 on them. You roll 2 dice, and add, or subtract (multiply and divide if you have learned them yet) the 2 numbers on the dice. So if you roll a 6 and a 3, you could add them, and put down your 9 (or turn the card upside down) you could subtract and put down a 3, etc. If you roll an 11- your opponent starts over, and if you roll a 12, you start over.

09-14-2009, 07:05 PM
Oh, there will be much chess and no scrabble here. DH HATES Scrabble. And lots of checkers. I think Math checkers would be a big favorite.

Those are some great ideas (well, other than Scrabble :roflol:)

Lori D
09-14-2009, 07:09 PM
From the Peggy Kaye books we enjoy the bubble numbers, Tapatan, Nine Men's Morris, and Yut.

We also have a great time with Dominoes, the Game of Life, and Sorry.

This is a great site for math games- this link takes you to various versions of war (the card game)-

Have fun!!

ETA: Okay, so looking at your kids ages, I think that these might work better-
http://letsplaymath.wordpress.com/2007/07/10/tens-concentration/ and from Peggy Kaye- Number Ladder. Still Tapatan, but Nine Men's Morris and Yut might be too much. Dominoes- still fun. Life and Sorry- not so much. Sorry I jumped the gun there. :)

09-15-2009, 06:02 AM
Thanks Lori. Actually they love to play Sorry. We need to help DD a bit with the counting, but she likes to play. Life they like to set up the board and do their own game. :roflol:

I will check out those pages in the Kaye books.