Practice the ABC’s and 123’s with something different from flash cards. You have a kiddo in PreK or Kindergarten and their teacher says, “practice letter recognition, sight words, number recognition, etc.” All you can think of is drill, drill, drill but your kiddo takes one look at the flashcards and runs! There is so much more you can do. So many ways to make learning and practicing those skills fun for you and your child. Bonus: After youfill their attention cup and play the game a few times with them, they may even enjoy playing some independently. The post will give you (#) of ways to practice these skills using a Printable board game and a spinner. Both are available to print FREE from my Busy Box Library as soon as you subscribe.
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Grab a dry erase marker and add what you want to practice- numbers, letters, or words. The best part is you can erase and change whenever you need to.
Find some game pieces- toys, rocks, candies, cereal, paper cut-outs, etc.
These spinners and game boards are only limited by yours and your child’s imagination! Below are some fun ideas for how to use them when practicing those PreK skills.
Letter Match Game
You can match the same uppercase or lowercase letters like A- A or a-a. You can also match uppercase to lowercase like A-a. That is three different ways to use the spinner- game board combo! Check out this video to see how to play the A-a matching version of this game.
You can match numbers like 1-1 or 1-one. You can also match the number to the set, for example, the number 5 to a set of 5 dots. As your child advances you can even practice addition and subtraction with these games. So above are 3 more ways to play and this is a video on how to do the number-set matching game.
Remember, I said this game is only limited by your imagination! You can add colors and color words, shapes, patterns, and even word families. I will be adding a new way to use the spinner and/or game board each week! So make sure you subscribe to the blog and to my youtube channelfor fresh ideas!
I am a mom of two sweet kiddos. One boy who is 6 and one girl who is 3. Before kids, I was a Kindergarten teacher. My purpose here is to build a positive place for Moms (or any parent for that matter) to learn, share and support each other in our life quest for Happiness!