Today we did another learning activity I used to play with my tutoring students. Again, you can vary it to any level of beginning reader. I had Kenzie (2 1/2) working on her letters and sounds while I had Abby (4 1/2) working on sight words and phonics.
The game can look a few different ways. 1) You can call out a letter, sound or word and have them jump to the right square. 2) They can just jump around calling out where they are jumping 3) You can get a stone or pine cone and have them throw it and jump there (similar to hop scotch) while telling you the letter, word or sound of that space. It’s an active and fun way to get them learning. They don’t even feel like they are working.
Nice idea combined many learning styles.
It’s great for kids that are active. Thanks!
Love it! This is a new one I’ll be adding to my repertoire. If you get a chance checkout http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/01/toddler-tip-tueday-dinner-out.html where I talk about playing I spy… with sounds and rhyming, rather than just colors. Thanks so much for sharing!
What a great rendition of eye spy. Thanks so much. I’m gonna try that with my kids.
Great and fun learning activity!! I’m your newest follower 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.
Thanks, Mia. I love your site too.
love it! so simple yet fun!
thanks for linking it up on Make it MOnday!
Fun fun idea!
Brilliant. I’m pinning this and trying it soon. My children are similar ages as yours, and I love how you adapted it for both.
Awesome! This is going on my next lesson plan for outdoor play. We are hitting sight words hard with those who will be going to Kindergarten this year. Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
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Just stopping by to see “What You Love” from the linky party. I can’t seem to find it. Can you point me in the right direction?