Many games can teach kids many lessons. They can teach them how to analyze situations, how to do the math, how to distinguish between colors, how to strategize, etc.… Below are five games to help kids understand how to organize.
5 Games that show Organizing Skills
The Pickup sticks game
It shows fine motor skills. This game helps kids look at things more closely and therefore, figure out different ways to do tasks by determining similarities and differences.
Benefits for organizing: This game helps kids to look at the task at hand more closely and be able to figure out a way to move them without interrupting the others. It helps them see the cause and effect of their actions.
Where to buy? Here are four types of pick up sticks games from Amazon (affiliate):
It shows how to do analytical thinking and approaching topics. Having to describe the card above, the person's head will help them find similarities in different objects. They can define an object by saying things like, "This object is in a kitchen to help you make dinner."
Benefits for organizing: When they look at the image and have to describe it to the other kids, they then have to group items in their mind. What do pieces look like this item? What items do the same thing as this one? Without saying what the object is. This step helps them to figure out other similarities this object has with other things without telling the other object's name.
Where to buy? Here are Hedbaz game options from Amazon (affiliate):
It helps kids develop fine motor skills and while promoting imagination in the process.
Benefits for organizing: This game shows how different items can go in a sequence and make different outcomes. By putting pieces in one order doesn't necessarily mean that using a different order will result in the same outcome.
Where to buy? Below are game options you can purchase from Amazon (affiliate).
Pick a board game or a video game. You put the different shaped blocks in a row without any holes in the row. You get points for every row you complete.
Benefits for organizing: Helps kids fit shapes together without overlapping them. It helps them realize what wasted space is and ways to fit items together to decrease wasted space.
Where to buy? Below are the various versions of Tetris from Amazon (affiliate).
Sort It Out - Junior version game
This game sorts objects into categories by specific parameters.
Benefits for organizing: It helps with sorting objects by similarities. When it comes to organizing, knowing how to sort is crucial. This game helps your child practice sorting items into groups.
Where to buy? Below are options for Sort It Out games from Amazon (affiliate).
If you are looking for a particular skill you want to teach, search online by using the skill name and adding the word "Games" or "Board Games." There are lots of sites that review games. Here are a few review sites I found.
By using games to introduce your children to organizing, it will get them into the right mindset. Then, you can introduce them to a real hands-on organization. Start with a small pile so as not to create anxiety about organizing. Help them sort the collection into colors. Check out my "Find a Pink Button" Experiment to show your child if items are sorted; it will save you time. Please share with your friends and family too.
What games do you like to share with your kids to show them organizing skills? Please leave a message below.
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