Instant Games for Children 101 Fun-filled Children's Games by Susan L. Lingo


Instant Games for Children 101 Fun-filled Children's Games by Susan L. Lingo

This title provides easy to use, tried-and-tested games. This is an easy to navigate book with helpful index giving games by energy level, age range and group size. It features a pick-up-and-use resource for all occasions where games are needed. It uses just 14 everyday items. It helps children to get to know each other better. It encourages cooperation and teamwork and creates a fun, welcoming atmosphere. It is suitable for children's work leaders, helpers, parent and families, after-school clubs; and uniformed organisations. It is ideal for church and non-church groups; and those working with children in the 5-11s age spectrum in midweek groups, holiday clubs, after school clubs, church weekends and one-off activity days. Good quality, workable and fun-filled games are an essential ingredient for children's work. The games in this book provide an opportunity for children to gather, help illustrate thematic programmes, burn off energy and provide children with great memories. Instant Games for Children is brimming with games that are easy to explain and fun to play. With 101 instantly playable games to choose from, this book is a must for everyone involved in children's work.


From The Good Bookstall - November 2009 '101 fun filled children's games using just 14 everyday items'?! A bold promise indeed, but this book really does 'live up to it's promise'. It does provide that many super games, using just that many items; ideal for 5 - 11 year olds. I was particularly impressed by the information in the 'Get ready...

. 'The scripted story line for each game and the inside tips were also very useful. The whole book is certainly about having fun for all ages young and old and will prove a great resource to have on your shelf, or in your bag, for those 'just in case

'live simply'

-pong balls and skipping ropes. These are used imaginatively in a good mixture of games: team and individual, quiet and raucous, sensible and crazy. Where needed a simple picture or diagram brings the game to life. A heading for each game gives the suggested ages, size of group, energy level and duration. This format helps leaders to plan a well balanced session. The one thing missing for our purposes was advice for linking particular games with a Bible story or theme. It can be done readily enough by an imaginative leader, but some help would have been welcome. However, excellent value at less than 7 pence per game! Reviewed by Stephen Haward

About the Author

Susan L Lingo is a former schoolteacher with over 18 years of experience working with children and author of more than 25 resources for children's workers and children in the US, including Show Me! Devotions for Leaders to Teach Kids.

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144 pages


Susan L. Lingo
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Barnabas an imprint of BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship)

Publication date

22nd May 2009



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