What games for 6-year-olds? How to understand the right game for a child? Do not rely on age alone, because children are unpredictable: they can get excited about a game that you imagined too much “from small”, or find a game that you thought was perfect for them.
The only way to find the right game is … play. Some games for 3 – 5 year olds can also fit older children, perhaps with some adaptations. Why did we choose these games for 6-year-olds? Because they are perfect games for an afternoon with the baby sitter: they can be done at home, even in just two, with very simple materials like paper and pen. There are some games that involve a bit of movement, because after so many hours sitting at the desk you need to move.
And then you play with words, with forms, with numbers, to practice the skills you need at school. But before real games, some ideas for small creative projects. At age 6, children are able to concentrate longer, know how to cut, color and build, so you can engage them in projects to exercise creativity, which can last several days. Here are some ideas. Special jobs for children aged 6 -7 Something more than simple jobs: let’s call them creative projects.
Carrying out a project together is also a way to create and develop the baby-sitter bond, having a special thing to do together. Some examples: build a doll’s house (or ninja turtles, or a farm): glue a few shoe boxes together, cut out the windows and then paint and decorate using fabric, plasticine,
watercolors; build a collection of flags with toothpicks and paper; write a book or comic with stories invented together; create a secret diary: use a notebook with a hard cover, ribbons to close it and decorate with frames, stickers or drawings; make a homemade puzzle: print from the internet or cut a chosen image together from a newspaper, paste it on a piece of cardboard and then cut it into small pieces; build the box of memories (or treasures, favorite toys): personalize a box with colors, writings, stickers and then put the stone collected at the sea, the cinema ticket, and all the special memories.