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FREE GAMES TO MAKE AT HOME DURING CORONA SHELTERING AT HOME
During the time of corona virus, having something new to do and something new to learn is good for us all. Her I am putting up some of my card games and also instructions for playing "Kim'sGame." The directions for the card games are on the sheet you can print out. Print two copies of each game you want to play as a "Memory" game. OR print 4 copies if you want to use the cards to play "Go Fish."
If you have card stock or cover stock paper it works best, but so long as the paper is thick enough you can't see through it, it should work. So print out the sheets, cut out the individual cards and use them to play "memory" or "Go Fish". To make a memory game more challenging, print two different sets and combine them.
Rules for "Kim's Game" are below.
STORIES, ART & ILLUSTRATION
Kim's Game gets its title from the book Kim by Rudyard Kipling. Here is how is works.
1. Gather a variety of small objects such as a pen, a pencil. a paperclip, a button, a small book, a credit card, an action figure, a Lego piece (or two), a rubber band, several coins, a cookie and a playing card. Start with eight or ten objects, switching some out and adding more each round to make it more challenging. Set the objects on a tray or a flat table and cover them with a scarf or a small towel. Do this before gathering players together.
2. Have players gather around the table where each can see the entire set up.
3. Remove the cover from the objects for 1 minute and then quickly cover them up again.
4. Give each player a pencil and paper and have them write down every object they can remember.
5. When everyone has had time to write, uncover the array of objects and let each person check his or her list.
6. Whoever remembers the most objects can set up the next round.
7. If you are feeling literary, try to find the chapter in Kim where Kim, the boy, plays this "game" with his boss at the bazaar to learn to identify jewels and read it aloud. Or see if this scene is in the movie of the same name, "Kim". I'm not sure if it is there or not.
My friends and I loved this game when we were children and I've played it with students to help develop skills of observation and memory. Have fun. Stay safe.