Kindergarten Playground

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  1. Sheila

    Sheila Comrade

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    So I have a chance to paint a hopscotch template and a four square template on our playground. I am looking for other game templates that I can do for the kinders. Tic-tac-toe? I even thought about hangman but not sure how to work out the logistics of it.

    Any ideas? It will be done on a small court.
     
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    mopar Multitudinous

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    Maybe a keyboard of letters to jump out sight words or their name. Or a number pad to work with jumping out numbers.
     
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    IF you can teach kindergarteners how to play four square please tell
    me how. Letters and numbers and colors sounds about right.
    Maybe a US map.
     
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    We did this on the blacktop at our school (K-5th grades). We did a computer keyboard, snakes and ladders, a maze, a dragon with abc's or #'s on it (can't remember which), some "swirly" designs that they could follow & four square. We had some high school art students paint a little town scene with a "road" on it-they used a child's area rug as a pattern. The kids love to "drive" their Hot Wheels cars on it. They also painted a big dragon (our mascot). There may be more, but that's all I can remember off hand. There are plans to add a designated "sidewalk chalk" area b/c it isn't allowed on the blacktop in general-this is an area at the back of the school where kids are dropped off.
     
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    Wow! Once we had a US map painted on our blacktop! It was great!:) I LOVE the idea of the road. Our preschool has a slew of tricycles and little bikes to ride...they need a road! Thanks! Great idea!:)
     
  7. PEteacher07

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    We have a US Map, hopscotch (really good for little ones!)

    Stephen, my knuckleheads learned 4 square b/c some of them go to after school care in my gym so they go outside and learn 4square from the older kids.

    A big ole circle so you can have the classes sit around it if you want to demo something.

    I don't have squiggly lines but thats a great idea for walking on and learning balance.

    Tic Tac Toe would be fun!
     
  8. Sheila

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    I really like the chutes and ladder grid. Also, a plain circle is fine too. We are limited on space so I think that just three designs will fit. Going to the school tomorrow to check actual dimensions of the space.
     
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    Fun! How about a hundreds chart? You (and they) could make up so many games with it.
     

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