Although this blog is intended to share ways to incorporate technology into the primary classroom, I am sharing a themed day I feel super passionate about! Global School Play Day is an event that happens every February. This event is intended to encourage students to drop all electronics and play. Too often our devices replace interactive play. Play is vital to a well rounded child! This year Global School Play Day is on February 1, 2017. Although many are participating in GSPD all day, I challenge you to participate for even an hour! Here are some ideas that you can do to celebrate GSPD!
Tell your students to bring in anything they wish to play with to school (Yes! That's right! The one time they can bring in toys from home ;) ) Ideas could include dolls, legos, blocks, trucks, puzzles, cars, board games, etc.
Go outside! Go on a scavenger hunt, play on the playground, scope out some nature scenes, dig in the snow! Get messy!
Take them to the gym and just let them PLAY! Don't organize any games and don't tell them how to play, just let them be kids!
Are you participating in Global School Play Day? I would love to know what activities you are planning! Don't forget to register your school at http://www.globalschoolplayday.com/!
Sentence Maker allows students to build sentences with real pictures.
Sight Words Bingo by Horizon Business, Inc.
Listen for the word, find the word.
Sight Words Spelling
Example: Spell "red" Student would drag and drop the letters into place.