Using arts & crafts materials, pictures, lettering, oaktag, manipulatives, spinners, dice or any other materials, candidates will create a game for preschool children that supports a skill, concept, competeratedncy or learning outcome. The game may be theme based to support a current classroom activity, bundle or area of student interest (i.e. transportation, our community, being a good friend, etc.) or may support a curriculum area (math, science, health). The concept addressed in the game should be an outgrowth of course material we have focused upon and/or need generated in your classroom (if you currently work in a school). Your game should be both visually appealing and engaging for preschool children. Originality and creativity are expected outcomes. Try to avoid ABC, 123 or red,blue,green; there is so much of this already commercially produced. Be Original! Be Creative! Have FUN!
You will demonstrate and provide the rationale behind your game on Zoom (Virtual classes) or as an upload with rationale (online classes).
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRelevancy
Ability to focus on a skill, topic or competency relevant to the Early Childhood curriculum and/or the preschool CCLS
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVocabulary & Language
Ability to foster new vocabulary and stimulate conversation among students and between student and adults.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStudent Engagement
The ability to attract, engage and maintain student interest as a player in this game. Rules and guidelines are simple to learn & follow, pieces are easy to manipulate; game has the ability to hold children’s interest; children are able to be successful
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVisual Appeal
Visually attractive to children, neat & clearly written letters, numbers, symbols, words, etc.; the visual aspect supports the concept. The game has a professional “look” (Eye Appeal is Buy Appeal).
Total Points: 100