The game Twister is great for developing spatial awareness in kids. As they contourt their bodies to follow the directions that are yelled out to them they learn where their bodies are and how to move to reach the various dots of color. The traditional game is great at developing core and gross motor skills!
This game is the same, only for fingers! We created a homemade educational game, Finger Twister Boards
MAKE YOUR OWN GAME
Print up either the black and white Twister game sheet. Your kids can color in the dots to the game! We put our colors into lines, but you can mix up the colors too!
Print up the full color Finger Twister game sheet. Keep a sheet in the car and during long car rides your kids can play twister, keeping their hands to themselves and their brains engaged!
HOMEMADE EDUCATIONAL GAME
Put letters in the circles and you say the sounds and your child needs to put their fingers onto the correct letter.
Do you have a kiddo learning site words? Instead of using colors, fill the dots with the sight words that your child is learning.
Is your child having a blast with math? Help them be even faster. Write math problems in the circles (ex: 5+3). You say the answer (8) and they have to find the correct question that solves it, and put their finger down!
Is your child struggling with finger strength? Make this game a real workout by adding a large, loose rubber band around their fingers, as they move their fingers the bad will give just a little bit of resistance, helping them develop
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Rachel is the founder of the blog, One Crazy House. She is the co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! and The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and six children.