Cinco de Mayo Games and Activities
Counting, Searching and Finding Games
By Alecia Dixon
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Teacher thinks of person, place, or thing. Teacher gives a clue. Begin at one end of the room and work your way around allowing each student to take a turn guessing until one student solves the case. The student who solves the case goes next.
Clue: Keeps you warm
Clue: Not just for rainy days
Clue: A wearable blanket
Clues should be age appropriate for the children playing.
Cardboard number "5" with five strings or ribbons attached
How To Play:
Show the children the cardboard "5". Have them close their eyes until you tell them to open them. Hide the "5" with the string or ribbon attached so only the string shows. Have the children open their eyes, stand up and search for the "5" strings. If they find it they should not say a word but return quickly and quietly to their seats. The first person to sit down wins and may take a turn at hiding the "5".
Find Your Partner
Picture of animals-children must know what sound they make (2 of each animal)
Hat or bowl
How To Play:
Have each child draw a picture out of the hat. They must then find their partner by making the sound that the animal makes and listening to the other children for an animal making the same sound as they are.