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By Lynne Garnereducational and craft writer

original article published October 2010

Encourage children’s creativity and imagination with these easy-to-make ideas for simple and fun games.


Items to keep in your cupboard:

  • Buttons, shells, stones and so on, for counters
  • Dice
  • A4 card and paper
  • Crayons, pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marbles
  • Old magazines for cutting up

Activities in this article:

  1. Snake spiral
  2. Colour the fish
  3. Puzzle Fun
  4. Find your twin
  5. Shell bingo
  6. Through the arches
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