When you are on on the go, sometimes your children are not so cooperative. Whether you are on a road trip or just running errands around town your children probably are not too happy about it and let you know. Allie did a great post about learning on the go in which her son checked off letters as he found them. But giving my three small children each a pencil and pad isn’t something that would make a trip easier on me. At home sure, but not out by myself.
This fun activity keeps hands and minds busy. Plus it helps keeps Mommy sane, always a plus. 😉 The simpleness of this activity makes it easily adjustable for all ages and levels.
All you will need for this is a paper plate, marker, and scissors.
Write letters around the edge of the plate.
Then cut in between each letter.
You can make one for upper case letters, lower case letters, shapes, sight words, and colors. The possibilities are endless. You could also turn it into a fun math activity by doing numbers or equations.
Give your child a plate and when you are out on the town or at a park (pretty much wherever) they simply fold down the letter as they spot it in their surroundings.
We had a five year old boy with us learning his phonics, so when he saw something I would ask the sound of it. We would match the sound the letter makes to the letter, then he would fold it over. He was so excited.
This is definitely one of those activities that children can do on their own or you can do with them. Like I said the possibilities are endless, so have fun!
What will you put on your plate?
Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. See what she has been up to over at Mom Tried It.