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52 Weeks: #14 100 Houses in the Neighborhood

Week 14 100 Houses-1

Since my son started preschool this year, we have been working on numbers. To get him engaged in counting, we use all avenues including making up silly songs. This games inspiration came from the old song, “100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”? But, our song is more age appropriate for preschoolers, “100 Houses in the Neighborhood”.

Lyrics

“100 houses in the neighborhood, 100 houses in the neighborhood, one is knocked down and crumbles on the ground.”

“99 houses in the neighborhood, 99 houses in the neighborhood, one is knocked down and crumbles on the ground.”

“98 houses in the neighborhood, 98 houses in the neighborhood, one is knocked down and crumbles on the ground.”

(Continue counting down until your children are exhausted of the song.)

Target Age Group: 3-5 years old (children must be able to count)

How to Play:

  1. Start the game by singing the song to get the child(ren) engaged in counting. Furthermore, singing always makes my kids happy. If your kids are younger, start with “20 Houses” or less. We can sing this for hours – OK, maybe 15 minutes.
  2. After the warm-up, have them start counting the houses you pass in the neighborhoods.
  3. Then on the way home, have them count the houses backwards.

For your older children who are great counters, have them only count the yellow houses, or brick houses, or blue houses, etc.  Depending on your surroundings, you can have them count stop signs, stop lights, Cherry Blossom trees, etc.

Preparation Time: 0

Materials: N/A

Cost: $0

Disclaimer:  Before incorporating any of these Stroller Runner Games, please ensure you warm up properly and stretch to avoid any injuries.

For more Stroller Runner Games, please see the posts below.

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Lara is a full time, working, Ironman mom of two young kids. Lara is the founder and CEO of Run Stroller Run, an organization inspired by her own frustration as a competitive former athlete, unable to find races where she could run with her stroller after having a child. Now, Run Stroller Run hosts the world’s only directory of stroller-friendly running races and family-friendly events.

Lara is an honoree of the 2015 Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and she has been featured on RunHaven.com and Women’s Running Magazine.

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