“The Big Book of Games”
To celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week, I am featuring a book that brings back memories of staying outdoors past dinnertime to play games like Red Rover and Lucky 500. Remember Hopscotch, Kick the Can, and Ghost in the Graveyard? The Big Book of Games celebrates these beloved childhood games.
Gathered in this lavishly illustrated volume are over four dozen pickup games with easy-to-read directions, safety tips, and helpful hints for more fun.
Challenge friends and family members to a game or this week. Have fun!
This story promotes creative components of wonder and imagination.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because
TITLE: The Big Book of Games
AUTHOR: Dorothy Stott
ILLUSTRATOR: Dorothy Stott
PUBLISHER: Dutton Children’s Books, 1998
AGE GROUP: 4-8
TOPIC(S): games for indoor, outdoor, party, car, and singing
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: wonder, imagination
1) Invent your own tag game that can be played outdoors.
2) Play an indoor game that does not use technology.
3) Make your own puzzle. Draw and color a picture. Cut your picture into different shapes. Have a friend put your picture puzzle together.
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