Many parents are searching for a way to keep their kids entertained and connected with friends and relatives during these changing times. Luckily, we are here to help, with an educational twist! Here are some ways to play printable games available on our Learn@Home page while keeping a distance over video chat.
Playing Bingo over video chat could not be simpler. Designate one person as the bingo caller, and have each participant play with a different bingo card. While the caller announces the numbers and/or letter, players mark their cards, and the first person to get a line wins! For more possibilities, add different variations of bingo, such as a cover–all or an “X”.
Board games seem to be more popular than ever these days, and those with and educational component are even more beneficial. It is very easy to play our printable board games over video call. Much like playing in person, begin by making sure that every participant understands the rules. Next, take turns moving around the board in accordance to the game play instructions, and continue until a winner is decided.
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A tried and true standby for helping grasp concepts such as addition, subtraction and sight words. Making them into a game can help kids get more excited to practice these subjects. Designate one person to hold up the flash card. The participants can compete in a couple different ways
- Have the players take turns answering questions and total up scores at the end
- Have players see how many they can answer correctly in a row
- Use answer buzzers to see who can ring in first and answer correctly
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Puzzle games can be a great way for the players to work together, or compete with each other. Have one person show one side of the puzzle and have the players see who can find the correct card first. Alternatively, have the players take turns and see how many they can answer correctly in a row.
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