Educational Games Using an Art Easel Chalkboard
Oh the fun you and your child can have with a Adjustable Double Sided Easel by Beka, a piece of chalk and 1 hour of quality time together. You are about to learn how to combine play with teaching, so you can do your parental duty to help your child learn and your kid will think you're just having a blast!
There are three games you can play to teach your child important life skills and lessons such as: Hand-Eye Coordination, Letters, Numbers and Shapes. These games will have you laughing and smiling for the entire hour and your kid will be learning all along.
Game #1: Half a Monster (Teaches Hand-Eye Coordination)
This educational game is very simple, but tons of fun. You and your child will work together to create a totally weird and lopsided monster that is bound to inspire tons of giggles. First, you draw a faint chalk line down the center of the chalk board on the art easel and tell your child that he is to draw a half a monster on the left side of the line. When he's done with his half, he needs to sit where he can't see the board and it's your turn to draw. You create the other half of the monster on the right side of the line connecting both sides together to make one, big, odd monster. Make sure your side looks very different than your child's side, so that the monster is as strange as it can be. When you're done, invite your child to take a look. That's when the giggles will start and may continue for a while. Then you can even go one step further and have your child name the monster or add onto it. Then switch, and you draw first, then your child finishes the monster and invites you to see the final creepy creature. This is a ghoulish and silly way to enhance your child's hand-eye coordination.
Game #2: Alphabet and Number Poses (Teaches Letters and Numbers)
Have your child stretch before you play this educational game because he's going to have fun twisting and bending. You get ready by standing near the art easel with chalk in hand. Tell your child that you're going to draw a letter on the board and he is to recreate that letter with his body by bending, twisting and putting his arms in different places. When he is done getting in position he has to tell you what the letter is. Then you draw another letter and do the same. You can do this by drawing numbers as well. Once your child gets good at this game you can switch and he can draw the letters and numbers and you can recreate the drawing with your body. To change it up, you could even just recreate the letters or numbers using only your hands or toothpicks, be creative and have fun!
Game #3: The Shape of Things (Teaches Shapes)
This educational game will spark your child's imagination, enhance his hand-eye coordination while also teaching him shapes. To start, draw one shape on the board, preferably a circle. Give your child the chalk and ask him to think of something that is in the shape of a circle and he is to add to your circle to create the thing he mentions. So if he says that a smiley face is in the shape of a circle, he has to draw eyes, nose and mouth on the circle you have already drawn. Next draw a square and have him add to it to create something that is in the shape of a square. Each time you do this, have your child tell you what shape you drew and what the item is that he is drawing. When your child starts to realize that shapes can be found all over the place he'll start to remember the name of shapes as well.