April 9

Pencil and Paper Games

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Fun, simple games to keep kids occupied at the restaurant, doctor’s office, in the car, on rainy days and more. Remember to take the pencils and paper!

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Draw a grid on a piece of paper – a square filled with smaller squares. The number of squares can vary, depending on the attention span of your child. Down the left side, put some letters of the alphabet (for example, you could spell out a child’s name: LISA). Across the top, write categories – for example, girls’ names, boys’ names, animals, colours, cars, places. You can make this harder or easier by changing the categories. Players take turns writing in words that fit the category and start with the letter in the left-hand column. (Next to the letter L, in this example, you might have Laura, Liam, lion, lavender, Lexus and Labrador.) Give extra points for words that nobody else thought of.

Foldovers

Give everyone a piece of paper. On the top section, draw a head. It can be an animal head or a person’s head, as weird as you like. Now fold that section back, so that it’s hidden, and slide it across the table to the next person. Without looking at the hidden drawing, the next person draws a chest and arms (of a person, animal, alien), folds it back as well and passes it on to the next person. Without looking at the previous pictures, that person draws a body (stomach and hips) and the final person draws the legs and feet. (You can have more or fewer sections depending on the number of people you have playing.) Finally, unfold your papers and laugh at the weird creatures you have created.

Why? Because.

Each person writes down a question beginning with why (for example, Why do dogs bark?). Adults can help with the writing for children who find this difficult. Fold the top over to hide the question, and pass to the next person who, without looking at the question, writes an answer starting with Because (for example, Because chocolate tastes good). Then read out all the questions and answers.

Global Montessori specializes in early childhood education providing daycare, preschool and elementary programs and has been serving Langley, Brookswood, Cloverdale, Walnut Grove, Surrey, High Point and Morgan Creek for over 26 years.



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brookswood, cloverdale, early childhood education, global montessori, high point, langley, montessori, morgan creek, surrey, walnut grove


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Global Montessori School informs families & the community that our Elementary program (Kindergarten to Grade 7) ended on June 30, 2023.  This was the final year for these grades only. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and thank all families and the community for their support in the past 20 years of the existence of our Elementary program. Primary (3 to 5 years) and Infant Toddler (0 to 3 years) programs will continue to operate as usual.