We are always on the lookout for games both children can play at the same time. Crocodile Hop fits into this category. It is labelled 3+ but can be extended to be suitable for pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms.
The activity guide explains how to play the game 3 different ways and includes 4 activities aimed at developing specific learning objectives.
We started with a basic game variation.
The first job was to figure out the die. One indicated colour and the other shape. They took turns naming the colour or shape, Rose being gently corrected by Daisy if needed. Daisy decided on the rules. I wanted to intervene but forced myself to allow her to decide on the ground rules.
The crocodile was on both dice and she decided rolling the crocodile meant you had to go back to the start… a long game perhaps?
However, she also decided to use both die and this should make the game quicker.
Using both die gave a colour and a shape. Rose and I practised finding shapes and colours, and the game began. A recommendation is to wear shoes or have bare feet. The vinyl floor mat can be slippery.
Daisy helped Rose find the next shape and colour she had rolled.
And of course, they rolled lots of crocodiles.
Lots of fun and the girls are eager to try out other games and activity options for the Crocodile Hop.