Monday, July 12, 2010

Recycled Lid Name Game

The focus this week is on names -- identifying, tracing, and hearing the beginning sound. We'll start off with an easy game to teach the letters in your child's name.  The game is made using those lids you've been saving.  If you don't have lids, don't worry!  This game is easily adaptable.  You could use a variety of things:  craft sticks, flashcards, Scrabble tiles, etc.

You need:
Permanent marker
Lids (or whatever else you choose)
Index card or scrap paper

1.  Program a supply of lids (or whatever else you're using) with the letters from your child(ren)'s name(s) and your name.

2.  Put the lids facedown in the middle of the playing area.  Take turns having each person draw a letter.  If the letter is in the player's name, she keeps it.  If not, she puts the lid back in the middle.

3.  Each player "wins" when they have all the letters to form their name.  To make this game easier for your child, write his or her name on an index card and have it close by for reference.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are great ideas! These ideas make me excited to teach and play with the kids!

July 12, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

This is nothing short of brilliant! I love re-using things.

July 14, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Anonymous amandab said...

That is a great idea ... although in the interest of fairness I should probably use my name instead of "mum" so we have the same number of letters ... :)

July 16, 2010 at 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea. I did something similar with frozen juice tops. I wrote one letter on each top and did a match game with them. It took a while to get 32 tops but we did it.

July 17, 2010 at 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous idea and so simple. Plus it helps reinforce the recycling idea we try to teach our children. Thank you.

July 18, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Such a fun and simple play idea for children learning to recognise their names.

Thanks for linking up to We Play :)

July 19, 2010 at 5:07 AM  
Blogger The Activity Mom said...

This is a great idea! I just went nuts with a week's worth of bottle top posts. I can't wait to give this one a try!

July 20, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

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