games for circle time

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  1. @preschool

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    do you have any simple games u play at circle time that 3 year olds and 4 years like to play..tfs
     
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    I have used a Seasame Street song--Ya All Fall Down, sung by Big Bird. It is easy, similar to Ring Around the Rosie.
     
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    Doggie, doggie where's your bone?

    Button you must wander....

    Shepherd, shepherd, come find your lost sheep!

    Punchinella

    The color game
     
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    thank u everyone
     
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    never heard of button you must wonder or punchinella how do you play them?
     
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    I Spy with My Eye, Something that is .....
     
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    How about Simon Sez or hot potato? My class's favorite group game is hide and seek in the classroom. Great for using direction/position words such as "under, behind, and next to".
     
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    My kids like Icky Sticky Bubble Gum.
    I was in a class one day where they sang this song...I'm pretty sure I don't sing it correctly, but it works for my class...
    (While patting legs and clapping)
    Icky Sticky Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum,
    Icky Sticky Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum,
    And it sticks to my __________,
    So I pulled, and I pulled, and I pulled,
    (Pretend to be pulling the gum off)
    And Pop! (Yell while throwing hands up)
    *Then Repeat

    For the __________ I just say the part of my body for younger kids or for my older kids, I say something that starts with H or something that rhymes with red.
     
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    Button you must wander, wander wander,
    Button you must wander, everywhere.

    Who has the button?

    "I do!" (sung by the person who has the "button".)

    One person hides his/her eyes in the middle of the circle, and and as you sing the song, the children pass the "button" or whatever it is you're using around the circle. After the song is finished, whoever ends up with it in his/her hands, hides it. Everyone hides their hands to make it look like they have the 'button" and then the person who hid his/her eyes tries to guess who has the button. That person gets 3 tries before the person hiding the button reveals him/herself.
     
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    Punchinella is on you tube.

    This is one that I found:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z08PzGL44u4

    Instead of having the kids walk around in a circle, I just have my kids sit in a circle and someone is Punchinella in the middle.

    I have to set limits on what they can do because of the space we have, and it's important to make sure young children know the parameters of the work before you do it with them.
     
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    My kids LOVE icky sticky bubblegum, especially when it gets stuck to your eye and when you pull the gum off, your eyeball comes off too and we have to stick it in again.

    Another fun game is a color game-pat your head, pat your head, please walk and touch something red. You make up other rhymes, even nonwords like gurple.
     
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    2 kids my 3's and 4's have LOVED:

    *MR. Mouse-
    I do this on the felt board. I hide Mr. Mouse behind a particular oclor house. One child guesses which one they think he's hiding behind "Mr. Mouse, Mr. Mouse, are you in the yellow house?" We check and either keep guessing or play again. They would play this game all day.

    *Mystery Can/"I Can"/Wiggleworms game:
    -You need a coffee can or other container. I put cutout shapes or index cards inside. The cards could have a letter/ number/ shape etc. on them, or a task (spell your name or jump 3 times or find something blue). Can gets passed around the circle. Each child takes out a card and either identifies what's on the card or does what the card says. (I always have the kids cheer or clap for the person who just did the taks). If you play 'wiggleworms," you also include some cards with a worm on them. When a worm card is pulleed, everyone has to stand up and wiggle!
     
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    I tried the Mr. Mouse game and my kids just loved it!! Thank you for the great idea
     
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    we do flash card type games and I made gian number and abc dice that we play with at circle time too
     

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