I know there are a lot of opinions on toy guns. This post involves NERF guns. If that isn’t something you do or let in your house – you’ve been forewarned.
But this isn’t a dialogue on toy guns – this is just a post that happens to use toy guns. Because my boys LOVE NERF guns. And I am more than willing to incorporate that love into learning.
I used the same cards that I printed for the Shamrock STOMP. This set up is for Royal, practicing addition with numbers 1-6. I could have used two dice to determine what we added, but I didn’t feel like tracking down the dice. So I just called out what I felt like.
It’s been beautiful here so we’ve been outside quite a bit. I was a bit worried about bullets going over the wall but we lucked out.
Very simple – I’d call out two numbers to add together. He’d yell the answer and then shoot it. I was all worried about knowing which number he’d shot, but it really didn’t matter. He figured out the answer and took his best aim.
All in all, Royal and Logi-Bear played a lot longer than I thought they would. Baloo was never really into shooting answers. He’s not often taken in by little games like this. So it was a nice surprise when the younger two really enjoyed it! We will definitely be playing this game some more with them.