This week, the activity might cause a lot of giggles for children who are ticklish. Hopefully, they will have a good time, too.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Your finger or chopstick
- Your bodies
HOW TO MAKE
- No set up or prep work this week!
HOW TO PLAY
Tracing (age 3+, single/multi player)
1) Choose a character (either from cards or from your brain) and write the character very slowly on your child’s back or hand.
2) Have child guess what character it is.
3) After two guesses, tell them the character and move on.
4) Take turns and/or choose another character.
Quick Tip: For younger children, you can have a selection of 3 character cards set in front of them. Tell your child that you will be writing one of those characters on their back. That way, it’s a bit easier for them to identify. For older children, you don’t have to give them a selection from which to choose. This is a little bit harder and makes them work a little more.
Alternative ideas: Instead of drawing on your child’s back or hand, you can also draw in the air. You can also use a chopstick/stylus if your finger doesn’t make a “sharp” enough impression.
If you want to make the game more competitive, you can have kids take turns guessing characters and receive a point per character they guess correctly. Also, if your first child cannot guess the answer, try on the next child to give them a chance to “steal” the point.