In the family room. Can you find something in the room that is yellow ..., red ..., green …, etc.
Can you find me something in the room that is round ..., square , small …, big .., etc
Can you point to something, you might switch on …, you can watch …, you might hear …, you can sit on …, you can open …, that makes a sound …, etc.
In the kitchen. Can you find me something in the room, that you can mix with ….., pour with ……., open and close …., eat with/on ….., that is made of plastic (cardboard, metal, etc.)
The children progressing to school this year have been working with phonic sounds, this game can progress into:
Can you find me something in the room that begins with the sound …………
(keep this to single sounds and not sound that are blended to begin with). Again do this in the various rooms to keep it interesting.
In the bedroom. Can you find something you can sit on …, get under …, get inside …, hide behind …, stand in front of …,
Areas of Learning Covered
Mathematical Development- Shows awareness of similarities of shapes in the environment. Shows interest in shapes in the environment.
Beginning to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’ Mathematical language relating to size and length.
Understanding positional language
Understanding the World – Notices detailed features of objects in their environment. Being interested in what things are used for.
Literacy – Hears and says the initial sound of words.
Communication – Beginning to understand what, where questions? Developing understanding of simple concepts (eg, big/little)
Showing understanding of use of objects (eg, What do we use to cut things?”)
Some of our younger children may need this activity to be made simpler by placing a group of objects in front of them (ie.on a sheet or tray) asking similar questions, but items giving them the prompt needed to understand what you are asking them to find.
If possible it would be great if you make notes on what your child understood within this activity (instructions, language, new words or actions they learnt from it, did they remember the next time you shared this game with them). Could be as simple as ticking off the words, phrases or outcome statements above.