One of the fun and educational games we play during the YMCA after-care program at Hartford PreK Magnet School is “Hot Potato”. As you can see on the kids faces they enjoy this game very much. In this picture Madison passing the ball to Chayse. We use a very soft ball and we sing hot potato and when we say “STOP” whoever the ball ends up with is out of the game until we start over. I personally like playing this game with this age group because it teaches them sharing, how to follow the rules and appropriate reactions when they do end up getting out because it isn’t anyone’s fault, just timing. Funny thing is when they get the ball they don’t want to give it up again!
Written by Chamyra, Child Care Aide