Spin a Hug
Talking about families and building positive relationships is at the "heart" of this easy-to-make game.
posterboard or cereal box cardboard scissors paper hole puncher paper fastener markers
What to do:
- Begin by drawing a large heart on a piece of posterboard or the back of a cereal box.
- Help your child divide the heart into sections based on the number of family members.
- Help her write each person's name in a section of the heart.
- Make a spinner by cutting a piece of cardboard into an arrow, punching a hole in the center of the shaft, and helping your child fasten it to the center of the heart with a paper fastener.
How to play:
- Take turns spinning the spinner, reading the name of the family member, and giving that person a gentle hug.
- Or, play the game by saying something nice about the person whose name the spinner is pointing to.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- What are some ways we are nice to each other in our family? What are nice things we do? Say?
- Can you name the people in our family? (Talk about cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and where they live.)
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop language skills.