Children tend to get involved in the virtual world and play more video games than real group games. We need to encourage them to play real-life group games with friends and family that will help them build essential social skills.
The Snap game is a great example of a fun group game that children can play together. It will make them want to go out and play with their friends more and more. You can even link math problems with the game to get the best out of it.
Follow on to know how to do that.
Features of the Snap Game
|★ Game Name||Snap|
|★ Group size||small and medium|
|★ Age||kids (6+)|
|★ Type||stationary / active|
|★ Skill||acting/ memory / reaction|
|★ Time||up to 10 – 20 min|
Aim of The Game
This game depends mainly on reaction time. After the countdown, the players will call out a random number. If more than one player said the same number, they will have to do a certain pre-chosen challenge in order to win.
Group Size and Age
This game works best for a group of 4 to 10 people. Age-wise, it suits children most. Kids will enjoy this game more than adults. It can develop their reaction time and math solving skills.
Preparation and Needed Materials
Playing the Snap game requires no preparation or specific equipment. Gather your friends and start playing right away!
How to Play the Snap Game
- After the entire group has gathered, the countdown should start. Once the countdown is over, the players should call out a random number immediately. The number cannot exceed the number of players. For example, if there are 4 players, the random number can only be between 1 and 4. If there are 10 players, the random number can only be between 1 and 10.
- If two or more players called out the same number, they have to compete in a pre-chosen challenge.
The predetermined activity could be anything, for example:
- spinning around,
- doing karate moves,
- making sounds,
- face mimicking, etc.
So, the first one to do it fast enough wins.
A racing competition would also be a fun activity. You can be creative with the challenges to make them as fun as possible.
Alternative (Educational) ways to play the Snap Game
To get the best out of the game, try giving the children a math problem to solve. This game is a great way to learn and repeat the multiplication table.
The first two players that get the correct answer should compete together in the predetermined challenge in order to win the game.
You can create a reward system for the kids that win the game to make it more fun and challenging.
Final Words From Us
Getting children to play the Snap game will help them enhance their fundamental movements, reaction time, cross-curricular learning. You can give them math problems from their recent lessons to reinforce their learning skills.
Encourage your kids to play this game to make them have fun while improving their math skills!