With the start of the school year, we focus on providing our preschoolers the necessary skills to learn and the expectations of how to behave in preschool. Preschool listening skills are at the top of the list for sure.
One of my readers sent this in and I couldn't wait to share it.
It works on listening skills but it can also be used to help them get acquainted with their new classmates.
Give this game a try. You'll be as hooked as I am.
Who's Under the Blanket?
This is a game that the children just can't get enough of.
It's called "Who's Under The Blanket?"
Choose one child to go hide their eyes(behind a shelf maybe).
Motion for another child to quietly hide under the blanket, then everyone chants "Who's under the blanket,who's under the blanket, come and guess, come and guess".
The child hiding their eyes tries to guess who's hiding under the blanket.
Give hints by letting the child know if it's a girl or a boy or the child under the blanket can say "Hello"; that will usually give it away pretty fast.
Then the child under the blanket gets to go hide their eyes and choose another child to go under the blanket.
You can put your own twist on the game.
You can even gear the game for your theme, for example Dinosaur theme--"Who's the Dinosaur Under The Blanket, Come And Guess".
The children have to work really hard in not blurting out the name of the child under the blanket, great for practicing the rules of a game and listening skills.
Do you like this preschool listening skills game,?
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