Basically the child is matching the first letter of the word with the picked up object.
This is quick and very easy to prepare ;)
It seems this game is too easy for Ela , now 5 but she get excited about it when I ask for retrospection :)
Too make it a bit harder we thought of English words , not the Polish ones like in the past.
Obviously this can be played in any other languages ;)
To let your children play you will need :
- 20 or more cards cut by you with written letters of your choice
- lot of small items found around your house (toys , everyday objects...)
Lay down your letter cards on the floor and put the objects into some spare box.
* If your child is 3 or 4 years old then you can make it more exciting and encouraging by placing the objects in the box filled with mixture of dry rice, beans and lentils ;)
Make it more sensory for those little hands by hiding objects deep in rice , kids will love to dig in it!
This is how we did it year ago ;)
I then dyed part of the rice with some food colouring to make it prettier .
Have a look here < http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Colored-Rice-or-Pasta > if you would like to dye your rice too ;)
This time we left it behind as Ela wishes to play with bigger amount of objects , we simply wouldn't fit them all in the rice ;)
Ela loved it again :)
As you see here , cake starts from K ;)
We corrected this error later on...
Except learning values this activity also shows which of the first letters is the most popular , in English words in this case :)
Letter B get crowded ...
Yes , this is baby Ela :)
Cake finely on the right place!
A few on letter T...
And U 2 :P
So , the objects in the box were finished ...
a few letters felt very empty.
This is where the real fun for 5 years old began , searching the house for objects starts from letters
O , W , Z and A!
Well , not quite ... it took Ela some time but she enjoyed the search so much :)
She found an Apple ...
A Window and
The Onion :)
Are we completed?
Letter Z ... :/
We thought about word Zip , but piece of clothing were just too big for this game ;)
I also just notice Ela put the Knife on letter N ;)
Waiting for your ideas , or even better..
Please send us a photos of the objects you found around your house starts from letter Z!
In English and Polish too please ;)
You can do that by the comment space at the bottom of this post or on my Facebook page > www.facebook.com/mamaisdreaming
Ela and I would love you to get involved , have fun!