These are blocks that we had that didn't go with the majority of the others we had so I repurposed them with labels and words. I've seen them with just letters on them too to build words. The small yellow ones I like because you can put a label on every side, the others I use the two sides. Then my kids can build sentences, stories, etc. I can give them specifics like use an adjective, subject noun, and pronoun or they can build a sentence and tell me the parts. Of course, my youngest still uses them to just build. My older ones like that because then the sentences come out really silly and they get a good laugh.
The blocks can be a fun gift too!
One last way is using window markers. Crayola makes some that work well. I have my kids spellings lists on a clip that they can study every morning at breakfast by themselves (I actually have two lists on one thing so 2 can study at a time- they usually end up testing each other which is a nice bonus). Then I'll take the list and have them write the words on a window. Another bonus: they clean the windows when they are done because I'll give them some free drawing time too.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Isn't it so frustrating when your child doesn't want to do homework? I agree completely. To make reviewing material a little less annoying, I try to make up as many games as possible that get them practicing the activity without really noticing or more so minding so much. Here are a few we do:
Hope that helps! Do you have any other great ideas? I'd love to read them!