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The smart kid always wins?

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I play a lot of games with my kids. All between the ages of 7 and 10.
Regardless of what game you play I found that one team would always have the smart kid and almost always win. The other team without him / her on the team gets frustrated easily. So instead of points for correct responses I started using a bag with fake money. Because the fake bills range from a one dollar bill to a fifty dollar bill there is the element of chance which allows the other kids to compete. This gives confidence to the kid that may only answer one question correctly. And usually the smart kid is more excited as his / her team cheers to see what denomination the bill will be. Also works good with teaching numbers. Make the kids answer 'How Much?' when they pull the money out of the bag.


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