Veronika was feeling a little under the weather with a sniffle today, so I was on the hunt for games we could play while cozy on the couch. What could be lazier than a lazy Susan?
If you don’t own a lazy Susan (or similar turntable in your kitchen), there’s no need to purchase one just for this game. I simply grabbed the spinning turntable out of the microwave and put it to a different use!
To set up, you’ll need a double set of images. First, I put colored dot stickers onto index cards that Veronika could hold in her hand. Then, I taped colored squares of construction paper with the same color dot sticker around the rim of the turntable, as shown below. Time to spin and make a match!
For each color in her hand, we spun the turntable around until that particular color was closest to her, and she placed down her corresponding index card.
She aced the entire test without a single error, and loved the way that the whole contraption could spin.
This was a cute way to keep her busy and squeeze in some learning while staying cozy! Don’t feel obligated to stick to dot stickers, either. Any set of matching images or objects will work for this game.