ALL YEAR THEMATIC GAMES Great for Room Transformations or other Special Days

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Lisa Goodell
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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Kids will love the active games/activities/snacks that go with books #1-10 from the award-winning Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. Use it to kick off your school year, or celebrate reading each month with a different game. Use several as a reward party for students meeting their goals or liven up a dull rain week when kids can't go outside. Not to mention that these would be fabulous as a party of thematic room transformations, end-of-year fun day or summer school activity! Download the FREE PREVIEW file to check it out.

✪ Dinosaurs Before Dark - Very active balloon popping game and notebook craft

✪ The Knight at Dawn - Medieval feast, which is an active game including messy snacks

✪ Mummies in the Morning - Very active toilet paper game

✪ Afternoon on the Amazon - Throwing game with small bouncy balls and targets

✪ Vacation Under The Volcano - Two snack recipes for edible, erupting volcanoes!

✪ Dolphins at Daybreak - Ocean bottle ring toss game and ocean themed snack

✪ Buffalo Before Breakfast - Active scavenger hunt game and snack ("cow patty" cookie)

✪ Pirates Past Noon - "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" type game but with pirate them with candy reward

✪ Hour of the Olympics - Very active Olympic torch obstacle course relay

✪ Bonus Puzzle: Night of the Ninjas Word Find

✪ Bonus Puzzle: Jack and Annie Maze

The activities are very adaptable:

➤Indoor or outdoor

➤Whole class or small groups.

➤Use the activities alone or several at a time.

➤Photos, materials needed and detailed instructions on how to use are included.

Everything in this packet has been kid-tested and kid approved:

Pages 3-7: Steps for implementation will be discussed

Pages 8-22: Game descriptions including photos, materials, detailed instructions

Pages 23-27: Bonus Puzzles & Solutions

Pages 28-37: Slides for each game to show students (on document camera or smartboard)

Note: Below I put 3 hours for duration, but I don't recommend doing all the activities in one day! So please note that if you just do one game it may take 10-15 minutes per group.

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Total Pages
37 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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