Wednesday, November 4, 2015

3 Skills-Based Game Challenges for All Saints Day

I know All Saints Day has passed, but I wanted to honor my commitment to sharing more of the 15 challenges that I prepared for children who attended our Little Way Home Educators All Saints Day party last year.  Thus, here's another three.

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As regular readers know,  I created t15 game challenges to be used in conjunction with the saint images, prayers and facts found in Prayers to My Favorite Saints (St. Joseph Picture Books), a beautiful, inexpensive softcover book that typically sells for $1.50 or lessHowever, each game can be used on its own, too.  ON All Saints Day, a particular saint's feast day, or, really, any day, simply print out the FREE PRINTABLE challenge sheets, gather minimal supplies, and you'll be good to go!

Knock Out Sin like St. Rose of Lima

Who does not like bowling?  
The set up for this game was easy.  I simply printed out labeled images of the seven deadly sins, taped them to pins four
Silly 6 Pins game, put a ball down, and posted the challenge sheet nearby.  Then, children enjoyed taking turns knocking the sins down!

If you do not have
Silly 6 Pins, any kids' bowling set, or even recycled water or soda bottles would work.

The game makes a great one for visual, auditory, vestibular and proprioceptive senses with the eye-hand coordination it takes to bowl, the sound of pins hitting the ground, and all the bending to to roll the ball and to pick up pins.

Put God in the Center of Your Heart like St. Augustine

Based on another classic game, this one challenged children to use heir eye-hand coordination.

Set up was simply a ring toss game placed on the center of a heart cut out of construction paper with a challenge sheet nearby.

Send Roses from the Heavens like St. Therese of the Child Jesus

I failed to get any pictures of this game last year, but since we repeated it this year, I have one!

Set up is a basketball net, a few fake roses and a posted challenge sheetThen, children toss the roses to get baskets.Or, if you do not have a net, simply use a chair to stand on, a few fake roses, and a basket (or bowl) to drop the roses into.

Either way, children enjoy getting the roses to hit their mark.

In fact, all three of these skill-based challenges were popular with our
group.  I hope you enjoy them at some point, too.

More Games and Free Printable Game Challenge Sheets

I still have three more challenges to share in order to complete the full 15 game challenge set.  Those should be posted within a week.  In the meantime, in case you missed the first nine game challenge sheets and explanations, find them at:
3 All Saints Day Game Challenges {with FREE PRINTABLE!

3 More All Saints Day Party ideas with FREE PRINTABLE Game Challenge Sheets.

2 All Saints Day Craft Challenges and a Physical One {with FREE PRINTABLE Challenge Sheets}

The final three challenges in this series should be up within a week or two, so do check back!

If you have favorite saints throughout the year you'd like game challenges or craft ideas for, just ask ,and I will see what I can come up with.


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