5 Ways to Use Osmo Game Pieces for Off-Screen Play

April 21, 2020 / Parent Resources

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” – Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist

The best educational games for kids support many different ways of playing. At Osmo, we believe in building interactive learning games that encourage kids to tap into their imagination. Our fun iPad games and kits include a range of game pieces:

  • Sticks & rings
  • Costume pieces
  • Interactive physical blocks
  • Magnifying glass
  • Maps
  • Wooden tangram shapes
  • Letter alphabet tiles
  • Dots and number tiles
  • Pizza pie piece
  • Osmalian currency notes
  • Coins
  • Topping pieces
  • Markers
  • Hot Wheels cars

The primary way of playing Osmo combines active screen time with tangible play, but kids can also use Osmo game pieces to create new games off-screen. Here are some ways kids can use pieces from Osmo educational games to explore the limitless possibilities of play:

  1. Use sticks & rings from ABCs to form letters. Kids can print the letters using paper and paint or a sand tray!
  2. Use letter tiles from Words to write the names of friends and family members.  You can also remove letters from the names and ask your child to identify and replace the missing letters.
  3. Put Number tiles in a bag or box and pull them out randomly to move through spaces on a DIY game board. The first one to reach the finish line is the winner!
  4. Draw a paper doll and dress it up with Costume Party pieces. Your little one can tell their own tale for a fun bedtime story alternative.
  5. Use sticks & rings from Squiggle Magic to make fossils. Press the squiggles into play dough to create prehistoric shapes.

These ideas are the perfect way to teach kids that there’s no right or a wrong way to play. So go on, give them the pieces and see what fun games and activities for kids at home they come up!