Another cold wet day on “Can Do” Street during winter recess. Miss Sue, the recreation center director, had a bunch of table games and brain teasers work sheets to keep the “Can Dos” busy. Here are two brain teasers. Let’s see how you do.
____________is the “Can Do” usually seen dribbling a basketball.
____________and __________live with their grandma while their mom is in the Army.
____________ wears glasses.
____________is the smartest kid in class.
____________ is the school nurse.
____________is grandma of Kathy, Annie, Arthur Jay, Bobby and Orrie.
____________visits his grandparents on the Indian reservation every summer.
____________is the coach who helps the “Can Dos” with being good sports.
____________is director of the recreation center and grandma to Yundi and Wendy.
____________is good on a skateboard but has trouble sharing.
____________always carries a note pad and wants to be a writer when she grows up.
____________wins at jump rope.
____________rode in an ambulance when he fell off his bike.
____________got lost, but Grandpa John and Policewoman Paula helped her.
____________is Nellie and Willie’s grandpa.
____________is the “Can Do” kids teacher.
____________is Hector and Maria’s grandma and an EMT.
____________has a service dog.
____________is the service dog’s name.
Miss Pat couldn’t help but notice that the “Can Do” Kids were not into vocabulary building today. They needed a fun break. How could she make vocabulary fun?
Hmmm…she thought. How about a word jumble and a word search? That ought to be more that a few minutes of fun. So she gave the “Can Dos” the following teacher printouts to do.
Why don’t you print out these handouts and have a fun break? The fist jumble is about animals. The second images is about things we see in the spring.
They did not have as much time as we do today to read or play games. Even young Pilgrim children were needed to work their parents farms, hunt, fish and participate in the every day life of their community.
Religious activities, school and helping around the house with daily living activities also took a part of their time each week.
They probably played games with each other and their new friends, the Native America children on Thanksgiving Day. They may have played a game called naughts and crosses, that we know as tic, tac, toe, and a game they called draughts that we know as checkers.
Pilgrim children may also played other games such as ball games, shooting marbles and a game similar to hide and seek, called blind man’s bluff.
Grandpa John smiled and said.” We are all set up for a game called Marbles in the Box. Follow me to the playroom. Orrie is already there.”
Grandpa Dooley was there to help out, He handed each of the “Can Dos” a small bag with 5 marbles.
“Now everybody take a seat while I explain the rules”, said Grandpa John. “When I was a kid we played this game in a playground area that had a flat surface. Sometimes, when the weather was bad, we played it indoors on a long table, just like we are doing today.
The object of the game is to win marbles. Whoever has the most marbles at the end of the game is the winner.
All the players are out of marbles and the Marble Master wins
The Marble Master runs out of marbles and the player with the most marbles wins and becomes the next Marble Master
6. The only way you can get the marble into the hole is either by flicking it:
Now that you know the rules, let’s pick a Marble Master and play “Marbles in the Box.” The group voted for Willie to be Marble Master.
Grandpa Dooley asked, “Who wants to practice flicking the marbles before playing”? Hector said, “I don’t need to practice. This game is easy” Everybody else took a few practice shots with Grandpa Dooley’s help. Hector should have taken some practice shots because he was the first player out of marbles!
Ready to try this game at home? All you need is a box with a hole in it and marbles! Be sure to check out the marble game in the “Can Do” Club House.
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