Interactive & Imaginative Games
What is the learning in this activity ?
Purpose: Engaging children in playing games to encourage imagination and build language, where nothing additional is required, just themselves. These can be played at home and out and about - ‘I spy’ is great for travelling in the car, shopping trips and in waiting rooms!
What animal am I?
Each person takes a turn at doing the actions of an animal:
- thinking about how it looks, if it is tall or small, slow or fast, is smooth, has ears
Others can ask questions such as does it have 4 legs? is it furry? Does it live on a farm?
I spy something that is the colour ….is a great introduction to this game for young children; its fun, assists in learning colours and builds language.
Extension - Older children can extend ‘I spy’ by graduating to shapes and letters.
The ‘what animal am I’ game can be extended to what occupation, activity/action or object am I? Children love to see parents and carers playing games and having fun with them.
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You can contact the YRC Family & Children’s Services team on 1300 368 333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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