There a bunch of games that are free that will help first graders learn and have fun. Some of the games that are good for math include dice, grab bags filled with small toys, number puzzles, practice tens and ones and uno card games. There are games like sorting shapes and bowling pins that help kids tell time and games that can help with hand-to-eye coordination. You can help kids learn and have fun at the same time.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many household items can be re-purposed into an interactive game for young children.
  • Math and word versions are easy to create, and keep young children strongly engaged, while providing educational value.
  • Hands-on games can teach organizational and spatial skills, with low cost of damage to valuable components if something is ruined.

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