Emoji Memory Game – Fitness & Team Building Activities


Emoji PE game

Emoji’s are so popular now with both kids and adults. We wanted to adapt this theme so that teachers were able to include it in their lessons. Our new Jumbo Emoji Memory Game incorporates both team building and competition elements. It is also an active game with fitness elements and can be used in both after school programs and PE classes.

With rules for 5 different games, this game has entertaining options for 2 players or teams, ages 4 to adult! It includes 48 large cards with an emoji graphic on the front. There are a total of 23 different emojis. There are 2 cards showing each emoji except for the “poop” emoji for which there are 4 cards. The back of all the cards are the same and show an assortment of emojis and the game name. Some of the games have rules variations that call for the use of a pair of Fitness dice. Continue reading

National Fun at Work Day Activities for Staff & Residents


senior activities fun at work

January 26th is National Fun at Work Day! Organize a few fun games and activities throughout the day that different staff members and residents can enjoy. This observance is also celebrated on April 1st and can be combined with April Fools Day!

Before the observance, ask administrators if staff members can wear jeans and sneakers for the day to make it easier to participate in fun activities with residents. Here are a few ideas to ensure that your staff have fun at work with your residents. Continue reading

4 Star Wars Makerspace Activities for Kids


star wars makerspace

Looking for themed Makerspace activity ideas for your school or afterschool program? Here are 4 Star Wars activities that will inspire students to be creative and inventive!

Star Wars Character

Star Wars Makerspace activities

Activity: Build your own Star Wars character!

Suggested Materials:

  • CD’s
  • Cardboard boxes/rolls
  • Egg Cartons
  • Fabric/sheets
  • Buttons
  • Chenille stems
  • Markers
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Foil
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glue
  • Duct Tape

Step 1: Preparing your Makerspace

  • Gather recycled materials such as CD’s, cardboard boxes/rolls, egg cartons, and sheets/fabric scraps.
  • Gather, purchase, and organize different craft materials and tools (see suggested materials) for makers to use to create their Star Wars character. Tools include plenty of glue, scissors, duct tape, and other adhesives.

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3 Simple Learning Activities for Preschool Students


Learn 3 new activities that can help preschoolers play and learn! We tried these with our students at Cathy’s Nursery School. Each activity helped teach them different skills and are great for early childhood education. They also kept their focus and allowed kids to be creative and have fun at the same time!

Learning Letters with Alligators

These wooden alligators helped with learning! This week we were focusing on the letter “A” in Nursery School. The children learned all about alligators and were excited to color and take home their own alligator to play with. I enjoyed how each alligator was as unique as the child who made it. Once they were done coloring them with washable markers, they could immediately play with them!

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