February 7, 2012 by k. liz
Guess what? I took a break. 🙂 I know we’re not very far into the year yet, but . . . yeah.
I just started back to school today after a two-week winter holiday. And last week I started up my Master’s Program again. Already within one week, I have had lots of thought fodder for posts soon to come! But, for today I have another time-filler for you. I enjoy this one because I think that it taps in a bit to the critical thinking and imaginative sector of the brain, and still gives a lot of practice with language.
What’s in my bag?
I played this with my kids today while we were waiting for the buses to come. I peered down into my imaginary bag and said “Oh, what’s in m bag? It’s something small . . . and white . . .” Then I waited for them to guess for a while before adding some more clues. I finally told them that it was a part of their body. They were looking all over, so I smiled for them and they finally guessed “Teeth!”
We pulled a few more things out of my bag like a snowman, a duck, a dinosaur, etc. We often play charades and pictionary, but this gave me a new way to practice lots of common vocabulary and see whether or not my kids could visualize it themselves in their heads.
Let me know if you give it a try! It’s a good ‘waiting in line’ game.
Leave a comment below with your favorite 5-minute time filler.