GAME OF THE WEEK:
There are quite a few good books on simple magic tricks. I prefer to stay away from card tricks which seem to make up the majority of them, n case they encourage gambling later in life. Sleight of hand tends to e more interesting. Youtube.com has many hundreds of them to look at, as long as you don’t digress into other areas, which is easily done on youtube where you can while away many hours with no results!
Check out the Game of the Week archive page for recent activities you may have missed.
ACTIVITIES FOR GIFTED CHILDREN
Gifted children should be able to spend some of their time with their peers. I have spent many, many hours on the net searching for fun & challenging activities for groups or individuals. I did not find much! So I have decided to compile my own handbook.
Although the group I have mostly spent time with are upper primary school aged, most of these activities can be designed or modified for any age groups. These activities are low cost, challenging and stimulating and can be played in groups or individually.
I have sorted them into categories such as circle games, word games, team games, visual games, etc etc
From simple games that take only a few minutes to more complex ideas such as a mini-quiz night or scavenger hunt that can be designed to fill many hours, you will never hear the dreaded words, "I'm bored!" ever again!
If you like games and puzzles and are looking for activities for gifted children or anyone else for that matter, the please visit my store to order my new book "Mindgames: Fun & Challenging Activities for Gifted Children".
Also check out "Games in a Box" which is now available Australia wide for a low cost "Einstein's toy library" option.
Wherever you are in the world, let's share our ideas! .
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