The other day , one of the Preschool teachers called in sick so the administration decided to distribute the students of that class among the other groups so I ended up having more students in my classroom than regular with no chances of using the book in which they regularly work so I had to figure something out because they weren’t in same level so I decided to spend some time playing games. I opted to play the three cups game . I didn’t have the typical white cups so I found some wooden cups which weren’t identical but I think that they didn’t notice that detail , so I put small pieces of crayons under the three cups and I moved them all over the table then the kids had to point where the piece of crayon of the color that I indicated was and some of them got it right and some of them got it wrong until we had an ultimate winner who got it right every time and that’s how I survived forty minutes with a bunch of little kids.
Some of the positive things that I see in this kind of game are
- Children get excited , they like to play the game and when they are not playing , they enjoy watching other classmates.
- The game reinforce their knowledge of the colors.
One of the negative things that I see in this kind of game is
- Sometimes when children aren’t playing , they are insisting that they want to play again which can be annoying sometimes.