We had to create educational games for children of Khoj Community School, age 4-7 years and organise a bal mela. We had 4 days to prepare for it. We came up with three games. We weaved these 3 games into an adventure story. The child was the hero overcoming 3 challenges.
- Save the Frogs:-
Literacy Domain : ( Number Bond )
The dragon had stolen all the water from the lake and locked it up in pots. Paper cups were arranged in a pyramid to represent that. Children had to knock the pyramid to release water. They had to count how many cups were knocked and then they had to make the origami paper frogs jump to the corresponding number bond to get to the water.
Literacy Domain - Sorting and Counting
In the second adventure, a monster had locked lots of mice in a room with a window. This was represented by a shoebox with a hole and decorated like a monster. The box was filled with different coloured and size balls. The child had to wear the box like a backpack with the help of strings attached to the box and jump. The balls would fall out of it and another child had to collect, count and sort the balls according to size and colour.
3)Maze Game :-
Literacy Domain - Phonetic Game of identifying the picture and making the word.
In this adventure, the child had to get out of a maze. They rolled a big dice and took as many steps on the maze. There was a picture on each step. With the help of letter tiles they had to then spell the word to escape.