Games & Outdoors : Clothes & Shoes

The shoe game

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All children sit in a circle and take off one shoe. Children hide their eyes as the teacher hides all the shoes. The children must find a shoe that DOES NOT belong to them and bring it back to the circle. When all the shoes have been found, teacher asks a child whose shoe he found. Child looks around the circle to determine who is wearing a shoe that matches the one he found. When he finds the owner, he returns the shoe, and that child now must find the owner of the shoe she has found. This activity leads to lots of conversation regarding sorting, matching.

What Does Not Belong

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Gather clothing items from home. Play a game “What does not belong”. For example, place out a winter coat, along with a pair of shorts, a pair of sandals and a bathing suit. Ask the children what does not belong, and why?

Whose Shoes

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Fill a box with a variety of pairs of shoes. Include children’s shoes, adult shoes, boots, slippers, athletic shoes, sandals, work shoes, and others. Dump out all the shoes on the floor and mix them up. Take turns finding 2 shoes that match, then tell who would wear them, when they would be worn, and what the person would do while wearing them.

Your Shoes, My Shoes

Original Author Unknown

Have children look at their shoes and their classmates’. Ask them to find a partner that has shoes that something the same as their own. For example, they tie, have red laces or slip on.

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