Let's Play and Learn

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Mathematics
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

How do rules help us?

 

Photo Credit:  Playing the Dinosaur Matching Game by GoonSquadSarah is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Learners explore the important role that rules play at home and school, as well as in the games they play. With a deck of playing cards, the learners play simple games that practice math concepts and cooperative play. This unit serves as a precursor to the more complicated game of Mini Bridge.

Service Experience 
Students practice fair play, taking turns, and helping others in games and in the game of life. The class brainstorms ways to do these things in their lives. Then they try some things out and come back to class and report what they did and how people responded. Discuss how being kind and fair helps ourselves and others.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Let's Play and Learn
Lesson 5 of 5
Grades: 
K
1
2

In this lesson over several days, students learn three games with plenty of time to practice and discover strategies. The three games involve taking tricks, and over time, students learn about trump and working with a partner. They follow directions, display good etiquette, and discuss strategies.