A Game for Teaching Left and Right
My eldest is always asking, “Which way is right?” or “Which way is left?” There are some great “tricks” out there, but they don’t seem to be working. I really needed a game we could play that would be fun AND teach him left and right. Here is what I came up with.
Templates (click here)
Preparing the Game
Print the templates.
Cut out the dogs and the bones
Cut the path template along the dotted lines.
Trace and cut out your child’s hands. Label one “right” and one “left.”
Glue the path pieces together side by side to create a long path. Make it as a long as you like by printing additional pages.
Glue the yellow pages that say “left and right” on the back of the white pages that say “left __ spaces” and “right __ spaces.” Allow to dry and cut apart. These will be the game cards (back and front)
Each player chooses one dog playing piece and places it on any space along the path.
Place a bone on all the other spaces.
Stack the cards yellow side up.
Place the hands above the board to “show” left and “right.”
Player 1 picks a card and does as it says. If the player lands on a space with a bone, he takes it. If there is no bone, then he does nothing. Then player 2 takes a turn.
The game continues this way until all the bones are cleared from the board.
If requested, the “winner” has the most bones at the end of the game.
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