After 3 weeks away at a Young Life camp in North Georgia (I hope to post more on this later) and almost a week of being sick, I am finally back to posting on the blog. I know my 4 readers missed me.
We spent the day taking the girls to the zoo, painting a bird feeder, and hanging out at home. After dinner the girls wanted to play outside with their new polka dotted chalk. It only took a couple of minutes before Emily was bored with the chalk so I made up a game to keep her interest. I wrote a letter with the chalk and asked her what letter it was. I continued this with several letters and we talked about what sounds each made. Then I asked her to jump on a certain letter. She loved it! I would change it up and say, “Can you jump over the A?” “Can you step on the R?” We did this for about 15 minutes until Ashlyn wanted to play.
I thought letters weren’t challenging enough for her so I made a hopscotch board. Instead of using numbers I wrote some of her sight words in the boxes. She had to throw a stick and read the word it landed on, then hop to it. I kept thinking of other things you could use. Shapes, color words, numbers that aren’t in order, and sight words were some examples I thought of. It was a fun way to spend the evening without them even realizing they were learning.