What can I do to keep the kindergarten students entertained

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  1. stbprekteacher

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    I have after school dismissal and the bus comes late all the time. Any suggestions on how to keep them in line? The MUST be quite in the hallway.
     
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    Have a ROPE with knots that they can hold on to...:lol:

    If you want to entertain them, then do some of these:
    -Read a book to them...:angel:
    -Get some puppets out there & do a puppet show...:)
    -Rock, Paper, Scissors...:cool:
    -Take some music out there and have them sing or dance...:D
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    Thanks, they would enjoy the puppets
     
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    Even just a sort of copycat type thing - you start waving your arms, clap a pattern, stick out your tongue- they copy-I once entertained at least 50 Kinders with that for about 45 minutes waiting to go on stage before a program.

    They love to sing and dance-even something as simple as the chicken dance or Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
     
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    SING!! Lots of songs with motions should do the trick!
     
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    1. Sing! 2. Sing another song! 3. Have kids in line count as a team. 1st kid says "1" 2nd kid says "2" etc. Count by 2's and 5's too! Count backwards. 3. Puppets sound great! 4. Have them guess a number in your head. 5. Play "statue" and freeze in funny poses. 6. Simon says. 7. Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes 8. Read a book 9. Tell them a story 10. Make up a story together. 11. Pick a few to tell what they learned today 12. What was a favorite part of the day? 13. Play the "button" game...(Have a button and kids can start passing it discreetly from one end of the line to the other. Along the way someone keeps the button and only pretends to pass it. Once you get through the line, have kiddos guess who really has the button. 14. Repeat above steps as necessary and have fun!
     
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    I use that time to clean up my room. I've worked with them all day so I use the 10-15 minute bus time to turn on PBS and start cleaning tables. I also allow some to get on the computers...www.starfall.com. Other students are allowed to look at books, or look at the fish in the room. Between these things, they are easily entertained...they need some down time as well. They love to just socialize at their tables.
     
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    A favorite game I used in Head Start was "Doggy Doggy".

    You'd pick one child to be the "Doggy" and he or she would sit in a chair with their back to the group. Behind this chair, would be the "bone" usually a block or bean bag. Then, when the child was facing away from the goup, you'd pick one child to take the "bone" and hide it behind their back. With all the other kids putting their hands behind their backs, everyone would say,

    "Doggy, doggy, where's your bone?
    Someone took it, from your home!"

    The kiddo would then have to guess who had it. :D
     
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    My kids LOVE the button game. WE play it on cold days when we can't go outside for recess. Doggy, Doggy, Who Took Your Bone is another favorite!:)
     
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    Snack?

    Or Simon says?

    Telephone?
     
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    Play the "Bell Game". Try passing a bell down the line without ringing it...a bit easier if they are sitting, but could be done standing too!
     
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    Fingerplays should keep them quite entertained and quiet.
     
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    THANK YOU SOO MUCH. I line counted with them and they seem to enjoy it. I had better control of the students and they were learning at the same time. Most of the kinders did not know number order and would only memorize the number when I told them. They were confused when I started numbering at the opposite end of the line, too. I was kind of sad and surprised to see this. Today, I'm going to bring my microphone so, they say their number into the microphone.
     

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