101 Pep-Up Games for Children: Refreshing, Recharging, Refocusing (SmartFun Activity Books) by Allison Bartl

101 Pep-Up Games for Children: Refreshing, Recharging, Refocusing (SmartFun Activity Books)
Allison Bartl
Hunter House Books (2008)
ISBN 9780897934954
Reviewed by Lori Plach for Reader Views (7/08)

 

Do you have a bunch of kids that are getting rambunctious? Are you planning a kids party and don’t want to play the same old games? Or perhaps you are a teacher who wants to give your students a break from the usual classes and revitalize their interest? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the book for you.

“101 Pep-Up Games for Children” is an awesome resource for anyone who is looking for games for kids in groups of just a few or a whole bunch. The book is separated into sections showing appropriate number of kids or what props you will need. There are some games in the book which require props, some where physical contact might be involved, some requiring a large space, some outdoor play and others which need music.

Recently I was placed in charge of coming up with kids games for our church’s picnic. “101 Pep-Up Games for Children” has been an invaluable resource. The kids were able to have fun and in some instances learn something new too. My daughter is planning on being a teacher and she already wants to be sure to have this book in her “teacher stuff” that she will someday use in her classroom. This is a must have for any teacher, parent or adult who works with kids ages 6 to 10. It is a part of the SmartFun series and I can’t wait to read more in this series!


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