Imagine being that educator…the one whose kids just ‘get’ how to play board games! Learning to count the spaces on a board game, recognize numbers on a dice or spinner and follow simple instructions are the first steps to developing essential early numeracy and age-appropriate social skills. Learning to recognize numerals to 6, count the corresponding spaces on a game board and knowing how to wait for a turn patiently are critical skills for all young learners. Board games promote a broad range of social and cognitive skills – problem-solving, resilience, persistence, the concept of fairness and emotional modulation to name a few.
This Halloween magic Potion Board Game can be used for centers, small group instruction or 1:1 work with a teacher or assistant. The activity includes a game board and reward cards that are essential for the game. You can use the included spinner or provide your own dice for this game. Note: Spinners from 2 to 4 are included – with younger players less numbers are used to make counting and numeral recognition easier. The game boards are only 20 spaces long – this means short games for short attention spans!
This Halloween magic Potion Board Game aligns with the EYLF and can be used to give your kids a solid base in early numeracy and social skills. The interesting pictures keep young players engaged and build visual discrimination skills at the same time.
Print, laminate and enjoy!I hope you find this activity useful – let me know if you found it helpful!