So I was in charge of games for a group of 8 children this month. They were ages 6-9, once a week for a month. We basically played duck, duck, goose games. We also played Old Maid cards. Something that we did that I felt really good about was repeat the games each week. We played duck, duck, goose, week after week. The last week we sort of burned out, and played cards more. This was fine. One of the things I really like about the Waldorf method is the idea of Reverence and Repetition. So we were playing games that were increasingly familiar.
I have a brother in law who likes games. Actually, I think many of my brother in laws like games. But one in particular always wants us to play new games. For me, since I'm slow, this is incredibly frustrating. I need to play 2 times to even get the rules and 3 times to actually have fun.
So we've been having the Old Maid cards around and have realized that it's a game lP can play. She can totally handle grabbing a card. Wahoo! She just turned 2 on Wednesday. So it's been a year of having her grab at cards and such, to the point that we just weren't playing anything. Tonight we played Uno, and that's another game she can play! She knows her colors and loves putting her card down in the discard pile. We played picture bingo. Good times. It's so fun now that everyone can play and we don't have to live our lives in fear!