So tonight’s post is a little different. Firstly it is THREE games at once. Excited much? But secondly it’s my most important post yet and the games I have enjoyed playing the most too!
My cousin Ray and his lovely wife Jenny have a little boy called Henry who is Ewan’s age. He is exactly like Ewan…full of energy, curiosity and train/car crazy. He also has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic condition that affects his lungs.
So his wonderful Mum asked if I could think up a few games to help them out. Henry has to do physiotherapy daily which includes emptying his lungs of air and although they already do games with him for this, they were running short on new ideas.
Now this is RIGHT up my street. When teaching this is exactly the sort of challenge I loved and when Jen asked me I was thrilled to be put to the test again.
So Henry mate, these are for you. I hope some or all of them help but at the very least I hope you and your Mum and Dad laugh as much as Ewan and I did playing them. I will be thinking up some more soon.
Game 1. Blow Football
Henry’s Dad loves his footie so I’m hoping he will be up for this. You need two cups - plastic or paper. Tape them to either end of a coffee table. Grab a straw each (we have reusable ones to, you know, try and save the planet) and a little ball. A ping pong ball is great but if you don’t have one just screw up some tin foil like we did. Now grab something to write down the scores, as the aim of this is ACTUALLY number recognition and writing. Not that your child should know it….! Now you each have to try and blow the ball into each others cup. Ready, steady, GO…who wins?