Tagged with Holiday games

Christmas Games from Nan

Here are some great Christmas game ideas from a reader, Nan. Thank you Nan for letting me post these! Decorate the Tree I use an old “mug stand” wrapped in tinsel as my “Funny Tree” and the rider has to choose an ornament to hang on the tree. Ornament and Spoon I do Ornament on … Continue reading

Christmas Matching Game

I absolutely love the dollar store for game ideas. I need to go there more often than just for Christmas. This morning I stopped by and was delighted to find 3 stockings and 3 stuffed animals that matched! So today we had an obstacle course that included stopping at the barrel, getting a stuffed animal … Continue reading

Holiday Game: Over the River

This is my favorite Holiday activity to date. Today I sat down with our volunteers and said, “Okay team what activity shall we do today? I need ideas!” After a minute of blank deer-in-the-headlight stares, someone said, “We should do something to a Christmas song!” So we made an activity to “Over the River and Through the … Continue reading

The 6 Stations Activity – Holiday Version!

This is the activity I did with my students last week, based on the The 6 Stations Activity activity by Susie Bjorkland of Freedom Farm. The 6 Stations Activity – Holiday Version Supplies/Prep/Arena Setup 4 barrels down one quarter line one has 2 large dice another has the sign “4. Deliver candy canes to FOUR stockings!” and a gift back … Continue reading

Autumn Leaf Activity

In light of all the trees changing colors, this is a simple game we played the other week. Prep: 4 pairs of autumn colored paper – cut matching leaf shapes for each pair on each pair write an activity – one word can be divided by a dash laminate and cut out again Activity 1 (for … Continue reading

St Paddy’s Day Activities

Here are some more great holiday game from Carrie at Horsepower! Thank you so much for sharing Carrie! I love  how she incorporates life lessons into her games : ) Shamrock Game Supplies Shamrocks – cut out shamrocks, write plus or minus points between 1 and 10 on the back of each one, and laminate … Continue reading

Christmas Games

Much thanks to  Carrie of HorsePower Therapeutic Riding for sending in these two great Christmas games with pictures! Letters to Santa 1. Get letter from barrel 2. Inspect it. Who’s it from? The horse! A volunteer! etc. Who’s it to? Santa! 3. Deliver to mailbox! Use those fine motor skills!   Advent Game 1. Whoa at the advent … Continue reading

Candy Cane Game

Let’s get some winter cheer into this first week of December! The Candy Cane Game Arena Setup 4 snowmen posted at the 4 corners of the arena 3 snowflakes posted around the arena 4 Christmas trees on upright poles spaced for weaving, on the quarterline 3 ground poles spaces for walking or trotting over, on … Continue reading

Pumpkin Game

My friend Carrie sent me this great pumpkin game! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks Carrie! Supplies mini pumpkin gourds – write on the bottom the skills your riders are working on The Pumpkin Game Put them on the fence posts. Have students ride to each one, Work on remembering which pumpkins haven’t been … Continue reading

“5 Themed Lesson Plans that Work” article

PATH Intl. has posted the handouts from the 2012 Conference at the 2012 PATH Conference Handouts website! One of them is the handout “5 Themed Lesson Plans that Work”. It present 5 Themed Units with 5 Lessons each, resulting in 25 Lesson Plans! The 5 themes are: Drill Team Western Dressage Challenge Course Cavaletti Gymkhana It also includes these … Continue reading