Saturday, November 19, 2011

Silly Salt Man Game

Both boys are very into playing games right now.  I've been trying to come up with games for skills that they need practice with. Handwriting and letter identification are two areas that we are working on and I thought we could write letters in salt but make it a game.  I made a bunch of cards for what we would write in the salt.

I included the letters in both kids names, letters L's been learning in school, a few shapes, lines and some fun things. For fun I added trees, balloons and silly salt man. Silly salt man it a simple face but I drew him with various emotions. This prompted discussion of what emotion silly salt man had as well. The boys thought it was fun to find a silly salt man card and see if he was happy, sad etc. I put all the card face down in the middle of the table and poured salt in a round cake pan for each of us.

 To play we took turns drawing a card then we all drew what was on the card in our salt.

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  1. Love this idea...and I love the versatility that this project offers. Anyone could do it with what they have on hand, whether it's salt, sand, flour, shaving cream, etc. I definitely want to try this with my boys!

  2. Glad you liked this idea- yeah I am planning to use the cards I made with different materials for writing in like shaving cream or cornmeal. I'm also going to add more letters and numbers. gonna try sight words when my kids get a little older too.

  3. What an awesome fun way to work on writing skills, letter recongnition and sooo many other things! I am planning on making some of these cards as well for kids to use when they need them! thanks for sharing!!

  4. i love this idea. My three year old is not interested in writing, but I know she would enjoy this.

    Thanks so much for linking to Science Sparks.

  5. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it.

    Dropped by from the Show & Tell blog hop.

  6. Great idea, love it! Wonderful to "meet" you and thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  7. What a fun way to get them to practice drawing and writing- thanks for sharing on The SUnday Showcase!