HEAD-to-TOE exercise game
In the magazine, you have already read how many different games the HEAD-to-TOE movement game actually contains! All of them are playful ways to work on the (psycho)motor development of children. Have you used the two cards from the magazine and do you want more challenges? Then download the 3-2-1 MovingSERIES game instructions with three cards and the direct link to the video of the ultimate challenge with 14 cards here.
Practicing STEM with games
Riet, author of the article on pages 8 – 9, tips this site. You can join it for free and play online for 6 months.
Your fantasy is the limit
A role-playing game like the one Onno describes on pages 10 and 11 is not something you can do in 15 minutes. You really need to take your time! The preparation (reading the rules and the adventure) takes about an hour. Playing the game takes about one to two hours.
What you need: a game leader and 2 to 4 enthusiastic players and at least 3 dice. By the way, an afternoon of Dungeons & Dragons also includes a big bowl of goodies. Don’t forget!
Games in math
In her article on pages 12 and 13, Anneke provides a checklist of requirements for a good maths game. Here you can download two overviews of games.
You also get Shark Bay and Canadian Multiply. Download the manual and the copy sheet to get you started in your maths class!
Sustainable growth through cooperative play
On pages 14 – 16 Sacha writes about the importance of connecting in today’s world. And how cooperative play helps children to find that connection.
On her website Sacha sells various cooperative games that you do not see in the average games shop. For example, you will find the Marbushka series, the pictures of which accompany the article.
The puzzle sheet you can download here is also really one to sit down and play together.
An exciting maths race with Prime Climb
Ravensburger is giving away 3 copies for raffle. It is very easy to enter: just mail us which game is your favourite in the classroom.
Unfortunately, registration has closed and you cannot enter this time.
Using games to strengthen executive functions
Céline, coordinator of the Vives SpellenLab, explains on pages 19 – 20 how games can help with practising executive skills. The SpellenLab has created a handy database that you can search by age, duration and difficulty level, for example.
Move it with Vlotte Geesten
The game Vlotte Geesten (p. 22) exercises various executive skills. Bert also often uses the game for movement learning. Download the manual and a number of cards here.
4 reasons to let children make their own game
Download here four steps for making your own game in the classroom. Use it as a guide for yourself or let the children work with it independently.
At Pen & Pion you will find everything on the interface of games and education. Want to know more or make an appointment for a workshop? Look for the offer:
Create your own game with Multi Playing Cards
With Multi Playing Cards, you have a lot of games in your hands. And it all fits in one box! If you are looking for inspiration for games with the cards on page 23, download Huub’s game suggestions. Almost every page has a game! Because it is a fairly large file, downloading may take a while. Is the download not successful? Please send an e-mail to Multi Playing Cards.
Would you like to receive updates on new games, rules and extra features regarding Multi Playing Cards? Or do you want to order the game, then click on the logo and send Huub an e-mail.
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