Classic Shell Game
Source: Zero to Three
You’ll need a plastic cup and a small toy. Show your grandchild the toy, then set it down and cover it slowly with the cup. See if he picks up the cup to find the toy. Once your grandchild has mastered this game with one cup, try it with two cups and later, with three cups. This is a very challenging concept for toddlers to master so it’s important to be patient. Soon enough, your grandchild will have no trouble at all locating the toy. This kind of activity builds thinking skills and hand-eye coordination.
Recommended Age: Birth-2 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Fine Motor, Reasoning, Problem-Solving
Standard: IT-PMP 6, IT-PMP 7, IT-PMP 8, IT-C 6, IT-C 7
Given the school closures, CTB is sharing daily activities (digital and physical) that are standards-aligned and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Also see our research-backed assessment and learning games for parents and children.