The post-it note treasure hunt last week has led to the children finding more uses for post-it notes than you can imagine. My house is covered in little squares of coloured paper, each with a little drawing or message scribbled on it.
To continue the learning to read, we wrote body part names on some, and Z had to read them and put them on the correct part of his sister. Little S was quite happy to model for him, until it came to the one that said ‘chin’, we had to switch to a doll after that.
Here is Little S wearing Z’s pirate costume which is her current favourite outfit.
They had a great time, even managing to sneak one onto my back, which I’m pretty sure was still there for the school run :-). Z was having so much fun with the game he didn’t notice he was reading words that were new to him.
Does anyone have anymore fun reading activities for me?
brilliant game….so why did chin cause problems?
Brilliant! Honestly I think S and Noah may be made for each other! x
What a clever and cute game…can’t wait until MC (and her unborn sibling) are a bit older so we can do things like this x
mum of all trades
Great idea! As far as ideas go I think the more listening games the better, it all helps to fine tune the ears to hear the sounds in words.
I have an idea in my head, but you will need to forgive me as it’s quite lame!! 🙂 Again using post it notes….. spell out a word using one post it for each letter, i.e. dog. Then have other letters ready to show the children how changing the first letter changes the word completely. (pictures may be required here) i.e. dog, log, bog, fog. I can think of others but they are possibly to abstract for young children… hence why i feel this is a lame offering!!! 🙂
maggy,red ted art
How cute!! And what fun! 🙂
Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
Thanks Maggy xxx
Oh gosh, that has to be THE cutest pirate I have ever seen!! I love the post it idea too.
thank you. xx
Brooke, Let Kids Create
What a fantastic idea to sneak a little reading into play time. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.
Glad you liked it. Thanks xx
I got here from your “It’s Playtime” link. I love the post-it note treasure hunt idea. Our most fun reading “game” was playing “memory” with Hershey’s kisses that had words written on the bottom. (http://totschool.shannons.org/?p=5585)
oooh I love that idea! x
i love it! what a fun way to add literacy to the day.
Thanks you x
It is still a genius idea, even reading it for the second time!
Thanks for linking to Family Frolics. x
Just a quick THANK YOU for linking up last week with Thrifty Thursday, and I hope to see you again this week!I love your creativity! How adorable to write the body part names! And LOVE the pirate costume 😉
Thank you. xxx
Wonderful game! I just posted an article on games to encourage early readers, including a super silly words-in-action game & Post-it note treasure hunt at:
I’ve invited readers to contribute ideas, so please post a link to this blog posting, if you wish – thanks, Joanna
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum
This looks so much fun 🙂 I am really looking forward to this point next year