Using leaves, seeds, and tyres

Nilima Sinha

boy-playing-with-leaves For healthy growth and development of the body and mind, children need to be active. They need to learn while playing games. The games should be enjoyable, but at the same time should also help children develop the habits of patience, cooperation, etc. I would like to share with my fellow teachers a few games that I use in my classes. These are enjoyable games that children learn a lot from, and the best part is that they don’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Young children are very observant. As teachers, we should encourage them to sharpen their senses and their minds, so that they become more alert, observant, and thoughtful. Try the following games with your children.

Using leaves

    • Vocabulary – Take the children out for a walk and ask them to collect different kinds of leaves. Back in the classroom, get them to show their leaves, and introduce them to words like “small”, “big”, “bigger”, “large”, ”light/dark green”, etc.
  • The author is an English language teacher in Delhi Public School, Ahmedabad. She can be reached at

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