It happens every year ̶ April showers bring kids inside. And parents rack their brains for activities that don’t require a TV set. Here’s an idea:
Let your child put her room in ABC order. Ask her to pick a letter and find an object in her room that starts with that letter. She can move on to find an object for each letter of the alphabet. Have her write them down. Older kids can try to find several items for each letter and 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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