Using arts & crafts materials, pictures, lettering, oaktag, manipulatives, spinners, dice or

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).

Rubric

Game Rubric

Game Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

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

25 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVocabulary & Language

Ability to foster new vocabulary and stimulate conversation among students and between student and adults.

25 pts

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

25 pts

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).

25 pts

Total Points: 100