Curious about Blimey Box Brain games for kids and all the awesomeness you have been hearing about?
Well, we want to show you! Let’s take a deep dive into some of the skills you might find in our Kindergarten Prep Brain Games for kids ages 4-6.
To download the free copy of our Kindergarten Prep Blimey Box Brain Game for kids click the link below.
Each of our Kindergarten Prep Game packs comes with 15 Games. Each pack has 3 Challenges (or levels) and each level has 5 games. At the beginning of each challenge, we give an overview of the math, reading, and other skills covered during the challenge. I have included the Targeted Learning Skills for this Kindergarten Prep Brain Game as well.
Targeted Learning Skills for the Brain Game
You will notice that there are a lot of skills covered in this one game. Most tasks usually require kids to practice more than one learning skill.
Additionally, you will find that some tasks don't give clear instructions on how to complete the puzzle. This is done intentionally because we want to teach children problem-solving skills. Children will learn to look at and analyze all the information given and then make guesses as to what they are supposed to do. These are the leaps that we want our young players to make on
Instructions Page for Brain Game
Next, every game has an instructions page, with the lock answers, step-by-step directions for setting up the game, and an answer key. The games are really fast to set up, and we even have a video for each game to help walk you through the set-up.
Check out the video to set up this game here:
Task 1 for this Kindergarten Prep Brain Game is a three-digit number lock game. It is practicing the sight word, THE. Early readers need frequent opportunities to practice sight words (high-frequency words that you should be able to read without sounding out).
Many parents are familiar with practicing sight words with flashcards. This can be tedious. We want to make sight word practice interactive and engaging, so we incorporated all the Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words in our first 50 Kindergarten Prep Games. The Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words are the works your child should be able to read (without sounding out) before they go to Kindergarten.
Additionally, this task includes fine-motor practice. Children must cut out the letters and place them in the correct order.
Task 2 is a math game. This requires children to practice 1-to-1 number correspondence with counting. Additionally, this task is a basis for understanding addition concepts that begin in Kindergarten. Basically, children are adding the top of the domino to the bottom of the domino.
This also practices visual number patterns. Many of our games use dice, dominos, and playing cards because we want kids to learn the common visual representation of numbers. As children are exposed to dots in the familiar five patterns, they will begin to identify the pattern as 5 instead of having to count the dots. This is a concept our Blimey Box games strive for. We want kids to start recognizing patterns in math.
Again, this task requires fine motor skills with the cutting of the numbers.
Task 3 is patterning as well as letter practice. Children must figure out the pattern to determine the next letter/shape in the pattern. This task is visually difficult because there is so much on the paper, children often get distracted or confused while solving this puzzle and that is okay.
If your child is overwhelmed by the number of shapes and letters on the page, you can use pieces of paper to cover up the other rows.
Task 4 is an introduction to addition concepts. Children get to see the addition symbol and equal sign and start to learn that addition is putting two numbers together to get a total number. They did this through counting in Task 2, but now they are actually seeing the mathematical symbols.
Finally, the last task is the Key Task. This task must be completed in order for the child to receive the key to open the final treasure box. This needs to be completed correctly in order to be given access to the key. You can hide the key or simply give it to your child once they have completed the task.
This task practices more Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words.
We suggest having your child practice reading the words to you before they complete the word search. The word search requires kids to analyze the words and notice the order of the letters. Kids must focus on the letters that make up the word in the correct order. This helps kids become more familiar with the sight words (making it more interactive than simply using those flashcards).
Benefits to Blimey Box Brain Games for Kids
We suggest using our Blimey Box Game Kit to play all our Brain Games. It makes learning more interactive and fun, and it is a way for kids to self-check their answers. Once children make their way through all the tasks and unlock all of the locks, they will receive a surprise or reward. This final treat motivates kids to keep going and helps kids to practice perseverance skills.
Additionally, as children unlock each lock, they experience small successes which motivates them to keep going. Games usually contain tasks that are easier and some that are more difficult. The easier tasks boost confidence while the more difficult tasks challenge your child’s brain.
Blimey Box Brain games are designed and created by an elementary teacher and an attorney (who loved LSAT puzzles). Games are carefully created to give your child a fun, yet challenging learning experience (that is often addicting). Don’t get mad at us if your child is asking for these almost daily! You will find that your child is begging you to learn!
Go ahead and give it a try.
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