Games on the way to school

It so happened that the road to school took us about an hour. Us
had to get there by subway, and if on our branch suddenly
repair was started, it was necessary to go with transfers. initially
it was interesting to boys – they looked out the window and thought out
stories about the life of masters in the tunnel. Later we started to get tired of
trips, especially on the way home, and quarrels began. One day when
we sat in the subway car, I invited them to play – and since then we
tried many games. Long trips have become easier, to
the feeling that we are losing a lot of time for traveling (and
time is always so pitiful!) – in games it was possible to much
learn to.

Now I will describe some of our favorite games in which we
played and play (our children are 6 and 9 years old). They can be used and
for children of other ages.

игры по дороге в школу


This is probably the most famous game when the first player calls
some word (for example, “elephant”), the second comes up with the word,
starting with the last letter of the first word (for example,
�”Rhino”), the third need to say a word starting with the last
the letter of the second word (“pea”) and so on in a circle. The one who does not
manages to come up with a word, leaves the game, although usually words suffice
at all and play just until everyone is tired.

At the beginning of the game you need to agree that only
singular nouns diminutive words speak
no words should not be repeated. If a word is any
the player ends with “ь”, “s” or “ъ”, then the next player
comes up with a word starting with the penultimate letter. Letter “th”
can be replaced by “i”, “e” by “e”.

You can enter a more strict rule – call only the city
(hence the name of the game).

Note. When you play with children, do not be afraid
call words unknown to children. After all, so they will learn new things!
Pay attention to the fact that we always remember how the word
is written, and not how it is pronounced – in the game, children will be imperceptible and
memorize the correct spelling of words.

Guess the number

This game is suitable for younger students who are just learning
think. The leading one makes a number from 1 to 100, and each player
trying to guess this number. To do this, the players in turn call
their numbers, and the driver says “more” or “less.”

For example, the driver makes the number 43. The first player says:
�”4″, the driver answers: “More.” The second player says: “82”
Leading says: “Less.” The first is now: “36”. Leading: “More.”
Second player: “40”. Leading: “More.” The first: “45”. Leading:
�”Less”. The second: “43”. Leading: «Угадал!»

Примечание. The youngest children call numbers at random
and even if the driver has already said, “More than forty,” they are not
thinking, they can answer “23” or “8”. Older are already able
estimate the limits to look for the number and how to narrow the field
searches. You can teach this to the younger ones – but it would be nice to take to
this child so that he would guess himself and then with pleasure
used the method he found to guess!


This game develops imagination and is already available for preschoolers,
although for older ones it becomes boring. Leading says:
«Parcel пришла…», а потом сообщает, из какого места пришла посылка
(for example, from Moscow, from a toy store, with my father’s work) and
what size is it (can be shown by hand). Players take turns
they say they will do with the package (they will eat it, they will play with it,
disassemble into pieces, etc.). Then the driver tells what was in
the premise (he should have thought of this before the answers of the players):
For example, a bicycle, a store seller, a pencil. Becomes leading
the one whose answer was more appropriate (or, conversely, more

Note. An adult sets the tone, coming up with the unexpected
and the funny contents of the packages and various actions with them. is he
prompts that the package is not interesting just to “see” or
�“Put on the table”, but you can “throw it on the moon” or “eat it with
ice cream. ” is he немножко и ограничивает фантазию детей, если
their invented actions become very destructive or
unpleasant (because in the package can be a living thing or even
one of the participants of the game).

Repeat the chain!

The first player calls the word (the noun in the nominative
case, in the singular). Says, for example: “Cabbage!” Second
repeats this word and adds his own: “Cabbage is a raccoon …” The third
already says three words, for example: “Cabbage – raccoon – lamp …” So
the game continues in a circle. The one who is mistaken loses
(miss a word or can not remember).

Примечание. Tell the children that mechanically
remembering words is quite difficult. It is better to invent myself
какую-то историю: «В огороде растет капуста. Came up
енот и начал ее грызть. Suddenly someone lit it
лампой…» Интересно будет в конце игры поделиться такими

The word begins with a letter …

 Leading thinks the word and calls it
the first letter, for example, “to”. Players must guess the words by asking
take turns questions. Wins the one who word guesses.

The questions may be: “Is this an animal?” “This is a subject of red
colors? ”“ Can he drive? ”,“ Does he scream loudly? ”and so on.

Note. Younger children often give up without being able to
come up with a new question. Help them by suggesting how much
questions can be written and explaining that the more questions will be
given, the more we can learn about the intended object. And if in
At the beginning of the game ask questions like: “Is this a living being?” “This
животное?» и т. п., то мы сразу сможем сузить поле наших

Younger children the game teaches to navigate the world (cactus – live
or inanimate? What is related to transport? и т. д.). Older ones
schoolchildren can show their erudition with might and main. Of course when play
children of different ages, we warn elders what to think
need available to the younger child words.

What you take to the North

The driver thinks, on what basis he selects things or
living beings that he takes with him to the North. For example, this
there must be words in the letter “p”, or only animals, or what
may flow, or objects of green. And he says, for example: “I
I take cucumbers with me to the North. ” Players take turns предлагают
items (or animals, people) that they would like to take on
The North, and the driver answers, whether it is possible to take them or not. For example,
the player wants to take the tomatoes, and the leading one thinks that they take only
items are green, then he answers: “No, take tomatoes
it is impossible. ” But allowed to take apples, grass, green parrot.
Wins the player who guesses the principle conceived


Leading – the doctor, the other players – his patients. Doctor закрывает
eyes and ears (or, if possible, moving away from other players), and
players come up with what they get sick. All have the same disease. When a doctor
he will open his eyes and ears, he will ask questions one by one,
To learn, than his wards are ill. �”Disease” can
be that all players answer the doctor’s questions
lie, or their answers begin with the same letter, or when
In response, everyone gently knocks his foot on the floor, touches the ear and
т. д. Ведущий пробует догадаться, о чем договорились игроки, в
players try to respond in such a way that their “illness” is not too
noticeable. If one of the players forgets, when answering, to do something about
what agreed at the beginning, they say about him that he

These games can be played for a long time and many times. On the road you can
также отгадывать загадки (и самим придумывать их,
describing unusually familiar subjects) as well as composing
сказки, когда каждый добавляет по одному

Games on the road helped us not only not to lose time – I
I felt that they are making friends of the three of us (and also brothers are friends with
friend), because we have a common hobby. Trips
somewhere often difficult for parents – how many comments
we have time to make children! Games take us away from conflict and give
the feeling of togetherness that we expect from the family. I noticed that in
riddles children use what they read recently in books – and
this adds to our conversation topics.

Games make the head work – and this is useful for parents,
and children, develop imagination, increase vocabulary. Games in
the road is often just very exciting! If you get tired of
roads, read “Senora Boemondo” Gianni Rodari. This little
The story of the trip with the children of the father is very inspiring to the game!

Article author: Daria Velizhanina

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