Saturday, August 23, 2008

Please help me internetland!

So, I have been trying to work on my 101 in 1001 list. #63 is "Apply for a grant." And, I have succeeded in finding a grant to apply for. Go me! It's a small one but one that I really would like. I could get $500 to start a game club at my school. This seems like so much fun. But I need help. I need to get a list together of games that I would buy with the money.

Can you please help me out? I would like to expose the kids to games they may have never seen. Remember, these games are for elementary school kids between the ages of 6-10. So, no need for Hi-Ho Cherry-O. Likewise, intense and time consuming games would be out as well. This will most likely be an after school club that would meet for an hour once a week.

So, do you play games? What are your favorite games? Anything great that no one has ever heard of? Come on people, I need suggestions! I'll be grateful for anything you decide to share.


shawna said...

We play alot of games around here. Tyler's very favorite is Payday. Some other good ones are Jenga, Don't Break the Ice, Life, and Mall Madness. Good Luck!

kate said...

ooo, Don't Break the Ice. I'd forgotten about that game. I used to love that when I was younger.

JenM said...

Checkers, Scrabble, Life, Sorry, Jenga, Monopoly (maybe junior?), Clue. . .you work with younger kids than I do, so I don't know if any of those are too advanced?

kate said...

Jen, those are all great suggestions. :) Scrabble is actually a really good suggestion. And I love playing Clue.

JackiJaguar said...

Trouble, Chinese checkers, Uno, Chutes and Ladders, Memory, and Guess Who? Good luck with the grant!

E_Sharp said...

The only game I can think of is a smidge intense, and can be a little time-consuming (a game typically takes an hour).
But Settlers of Catan is a great game.
And yes, I am a dork.
(Oh, and for updates, see my new blog ;) )

v said...

No recess! I agree, ugh. Overscheduling makes me anxious and anxiety doesn't really suit me. I thought you had said something about that before.

Do you have pictures of your room? I'd love to see it.