About Spatial Games

These spatial games help children learn to describe where things or people are in space. They encourage the use of spatial language like above, under, between, beside, around, up, and down. When children use spatial language and perform matching spatial motions they are practicing both their mathematics and their language skills.

Materials Needed

Directions

What's the math in these games?

Hearing, learning, and using spatial language helps young children develop the spatial skills they need in elementary school. These games encourage mapmaking, which is a fun skill for preschoolers to practice! Help children learn what maps are by pointing out the maps at bus stops, in stores, and in parks.

Download Directions for all Spatial Games

For these games all you need are things around the house! Nothing to print but the game directions.
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Related Resources

Watch a Video!

Obstacle Course Part 1: Spatial Words (English)

Obstacle Course Part 2: The Course (English)

Obstacle Course Part 3: The Map (English)