DIY under game for preschoolers

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No matter how we try it or what we use, my student’s love playing the very simple game that I refer to as “the under game!”

The Under Game by Teach Preschool

The under game is simple and there are many ways to play it but this is how my students play it. First we gather our cups. It doesn’t matter how many cups we use but we like to use between six and eight. Miss Abby painted our cups brown to represent “under the ground” for our continued study of vegetables that grow under the ground…

The Under Game by Teach Preschool

Next pick an object. We used a stuffed felt carrot as our chosen vegetable for our underground cups. We could have used a real carrot or even more than one carrot but we thought this carrot would be fun for today…

The Under Game by Teach Preschool

Our students make up their own rules for playing this game as they go along. Usually, one child closes his or her eyes while the other child hides the carrot under a cup…

The Under Game by Teach Preschool

Then the child opens his or her eyes and tries to guess where the carrot is hidden. Sometimes several children play at once which leads to a race to find the carrot…

The Under Game by Teach Preschool

Some of the children search under each cup as fast as he or she can to find the carrot as fast as possible. Other children are more thoughtful about it and try to guess which cup the carrot my actually be in before lifting up to find out. And other children peek during the hiding part of the game and know exactly where that carrot is hidden…

The Under Game by Teach Preschool

No matter how the children choose to play the game, they always enjoy it. It’s the kind of guessing game that has no winners or losers but it does lead to feeling like a winner once you find that carrot!

The Under Game by Teach Preschool

Links to Grow On

You Can’t Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

A Day of Exploring Carrots by Teach Preschool

A Simple Bean Bag Game for Preschoolers by Teach Preschool

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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