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Plan a Family Game Event

Grades: 5th Grade, Kindergarten, 3rd Grade
Subjects: Special Education, Home Learning, Social Emotional Learning

Student Instructions

Playing together as a family is fun and builds thinking and collaboration skills. Plan a family game event together. 1. 🗣 As a family talk about the games you like to play together. Is it a board game, a sport, something you do in the car, a card game, chess, an outdoor game like tag, or a game you created? 2. ✍️ Make a list of the games. Remember you can also ask adult family members what their favorite childhood games were and add them to the list. 3. Plan a family game event together. Decide what games you will play and when. Let the games begin! 4. add Tap the add button. 5. photo Take a photo or a video video of you playing games together. 6. mic Tap the microphone and tell about your family event. What makes this game fun to do with your family? 7. check Tap the check to add to your journal. Optional: Create a schedule for the week of the games you want to try or if you have a weekly schedule add a block for family game time. Why: Research shows play is essential to healthy brain, physical, social and emotional development. Playing games together builds family connections and conversation. It gives children time to practice skills, problem solve and learn sportsmanship.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Encourage your students to take advantage of home learning time by playing favorite family games or learning new ones. Games are an excellent way to practice SEL and strategic thinking skills. Playing together builds connection and reduces stress. You can level this activity up for older students by having them write a family game event plan, create invitations, posters and include creative ideas for how they will make it a special event. They can use Seesaw's creative tools to build their plan and share it with you and their families. Standards: CASEL: Self-Management, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making