Linda Schoen, mom of a first-grade boy, earns our first Runner's World tee, for her game idea of running for sight words. If you haven't visited our running game page, then ready, set, go!
Read on to discover our interpretation of Linda's game.
- Carol Goodrow
- A clipboard or sturdy piece of cardboard for each child
- 7 spring-loaded clothespins for each child
- 7 index cards for each child.
- Markers and a word list
1. Leader writes 6 words on the board. Children neatly print the words on their index cards with pencil, then trace with markers. Words should be printed clearly with large letters. The extra card is for the child's name.
2. Kids clip the words to the clipboards with clothespins.
3. Plan your course. One place to play would be on a field. Use cones to define the start line. Plan your turn-around line about 25 meters away. Place clipboards there.
- Kids line up on start line, an arm's length apart from each other.
- Leader calls off a word.
- Kids run to find it from their own clipboard.
- Kids run back with word and stand on line.
-Leader runs down line and checks word.
- Leader calls off new word.
- Kids run to clipboards, clip word back, find new word, and play continues.
On KidsRunning.Com we love games, as do our visitors! So for a limited time, we are offering a FREE Runner's World tee to anyone who sends us a running game that we print. We are looking for originality, creativity, or a unique twist on a tried-and-true game.
Create a new running game.
If we print it, you get a tee.
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Make sure to include your mailing address and T-shirt size. (Colors may vary and all sizes may not be available. We'll do our best!) Questions? Email us.
Rubber chicken graphic from Kids Running: Have Fun, Get Faster & Go Farther, 2008.