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Monday, March 3, 2014

Top 5 Toys and Games for Homeschooling Boys

Homeschooling boys takes a lot of imagination - at least it does with my son. God knitted his little heart to be adventurous and active, so at times it takes a lot of imagination on my part to keep his attention on what we are learning in our homeschool.

Enter toys and games!

 



I've quickly learned that using toys and games in our homeschool can give my son the adventure and active motion that he so desperately desires and needs. If you are looking for some ideas for toys and games to use in your homeschool, feel free to use some or all of my top 5 toys and games for homeschooling boys.

The best thing about my list is that you will not have to go out and spend a lot of money because most boy moms will already have these toys and games in their son's room.

Here are my top 5 toys and games for homeschooling boys:

  1. Nerf blaster - My son loves to shoot the answers to his math problems on our white board. I will put the answers to his problems in circles on our whiteboard. He will take aim at the answer he believes to be correct and shoot the dart which will stick to the whiteboard - hopefully on the correct answer!
  2. Deck of cards - We also use a normal deck of cards for math games. You can do this for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, etc. Check out ideas I have pinned on my Math on the Level Pinterest board. These games can be a welcomed change in your son's daily math practice!
  3. Twister - Have your son write his spelling words on index cards. Tape the spelling words to the Twister mat and let the fun begin! When your son places his hand or foot on the spelling word, he must spell the word for you. This is a fun and different way to learn spelling words while getting some of the wiggles out!
  4. Guess Who? - This fun game can be used to learn the Presidents of the United States. Simply print off the faces of the Presidents onto card stock. Use them to switch out the face cards included with the Guess Who? game. You will also want to print off facts about each President to use for your clue cards. This is a great way to learn facts about the men who have served as our President.
  5. Legos - You can do so much with Legos to make learning fun! You can tape the letters of the alphabet onto pieces of Legos for your son to use to learn his spelling words. You can tape numbers onto them as well for math fact practice. Legos aren't cheap, so taping onto your son's Legos is a much better option than writing on them. You can also use them to recreate battle scenes from a history lesson. The possibilities are endless!

What are some of your favorite toys and games to use in your homeschool? Feel free to share in the comments below! I'd love some new ideas to use with my son. Thanks for sharing with me!

Find out what other members of the TOS Review Crew use for toys and games in their homeschools. Simply click on the image below. The link to this image will be live on Wednesday.



Toys and Games for Homeschool

Walking in His Grace,
Laurie 


1 comment:

  1. Twister game is really interesting for the kids, but make sure it's not too difficult for them :) Love your site, conveys great message.
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