Fish Stix anyone?

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This week, our class started learning how to play a new game called Fish Stix. In the game, each player is given 3 sticks, each displays four pictures of various colored fish. The players must take turns matching fish by color and direction. When the child is able to make a match, a player counts the number of matching fish, and then moves their fish token that number of spaces on their scoreboard. The first person that gets all their fish to 10 wins!

This game is good for many age groups. Young students can play by the basic rules while older children can strategize about which move would make the most sense based on their scorecard or which moves will result in more than one match.

How to Play Buzz

At least once per week we introduce a new Peaceable Kingdom game.  These are cooperative games designed so the entire crowd wins together (or doesn’t.)  These games encourage teamwork, sportsmanship, patience and strategizing.  Last week we added Buzz! to our game room.  It is  more visually complicated than Hoot Owl Hoot in that there are many paths to follow.  Each child has his or her own goals, but frequently help each other determine a quick path to their destination.  The first group of students who played the game quickly caught on and wanted to teach others how to play.