STREAM Activity: Create Your Own Game

What kind of game will you create?

Activity best for children age 2 and up

Every day can be so much fun when we use our imagination! It also can be so much fun to play with toys and games with our friends and family. But have you ever tried creating your own game? If you have, you know how much fun it can be to make up your own game and rules! The best part is not only is it super cool and fun but also, it is your own creation from your imagination! Today, let’s create our own game with crafting materials and parts around our home!

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Tape or glue

Crafting materials (beads, buttons, stickers)

Coloring materials (crayons, markers, paint)

Recyclable materials

Guiding Questions:

What are some games you like to play with your friends or family?

What are ways you like to play? (throwing, catching, matching, looking, singing, dancing)


Step 1

Take a look around your home and see what fun materials you can use to create your own game.

You can use crafting materials or even recyclable materials.

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Step 2

Start designing your own game! You can cut, glue or tape things together!

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Step 3

Color and decorate any parts that you want to stand out!

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Step 4

Do a final check and test out your game.

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Step 5

Have fun playing your game with your friends and family!

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Grown Ups-Are you looking for more ways to extend your child’s learning? Check out these extension activities to build upon today’s STREAM activity!

Reading Connections

Ruby’s Sword by Jacqueline Veissid

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Real-World Connections

Using our imagination can help us come up with new ideas, create things, solve problems, and have fun! There are many fun things we would not have without our imagination, like our favorite cartoons to watch or songs to sing.