We try to be as active as possible when learning new words! This game fit the bill!
How To Play
First, make your letter pieces. I wrote the letters in marker on cardstock, and taped them to the floor with masking tape (our tape came off easily, but test first!). We set them out in 3 rows of 3 cards each. That’s all the set up required!
To play, we decided to work mostly on 3 letter words. I’d say a word, and then my 6 year old would put a hand or a foot on each letter in that word. The more twisted up he positioned himself, the more fun he had!
It’s also fun to switch it up, and have your child both call out the letter and then act it out!
The letters we used were: C A T H E O M P B. I’m sure there are tons of three letter words you could make from this group, but our favorites are:
- cat, bat, pat, hat, mat
- top, bop, mop
- pot, cot, hot
- met, pet, bet
- bam, ham
For children learning letters: You could adjust this by just calling out letters: “Put a hand on ‘A.’ Put a foot on ‘C’.”
To increase the difficulty: add harder words (like “ate”), or 4 letter words.
Other Ways to Move & Learn This Week
- Word Basketball Activity from Coffee Cups & Crayons
- Bunny Movement Game With Colors from Toddler Approved
- Giant Connect The Colors Activity from Hands On: As We Grow
- Lots of ideas on our Move & Learn Pinterest board
- Check out all the Move & Learn ideas we’ve shared