Activities and Lessons
for Homework and Family Involvement

Stump the Adult
~ Renee Goularte

This is a great game for students to play with mom or dad or any adult, to try to outsmart them. To play the game, use any set of ten objects in the house, like ten toy cars, ten video boxes, ten silverware items, ten pieces of jewelry, ten socks, ten toys, ten stuffed animals, ten pens and pencils, or ten of anything you can think of. Sort those ten objects into two groups. One group will follow a rule, and the other group will not follow the rule. For example, you might have ten toy cars and three of them are red. You could put the three red ones together in one group (follows the rule) and the other seven in another group (doesn't follow the rule). Once the items are sorted, the child has an adult see if they can guess the rule. The student should write down what they sorted, how they sorted them, and who won, and have the adult sign their paper.

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