Here’s an idea for an indoor afternoon: Ask your child to put a room in ABC order.
- Ask her to find 26 objects, each beginning with a letter of the alphabet. She can write them down.
- Older kids can try to find many items for each letter, then put the words in alphabetical order.
- The simplest version is to let your child choose one letter and find as many items as possible that begin with that letter.
These games can be played by one child, brothers and sisters, or a group of friends. Set a time limit. Review the list and make corrections if necessary. Then give all players a treat for having done a good job.
Best of all, these games strengthen alphabetizing, spelling, and handwriting skills. Not bad for a rainy day!
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