When XGirl was younger, I used to refer to her as my “Tigger the Tiger” because she was always jumping up and down like the character from Winnie the Pooh.
Since she loves to bounce and move so much, I came up with an idea that would allow her to jump to her heart’s content while practicing her letters. The next installment in my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series is a game I call letter hopscotch.
I set up letter hopscotch much like regular hopscotch. I used sidewalk chalk to draw 10 boxes on our driveway. And in each box I wrote a letter that she has been working on.
As she hopped from box to box, I asked her to say the sound the letter makes.
But you could ask your child to simply say the letter’s name.
Or you could add additional challenge and ask your child to say a word that begins with the letter.
No matter how you play letter hopscotch, your child will get a fun workout (and hopefully learn something in the process!).
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- Letter puzzles
- Montessori sandpaper letters
- Smash the puffy letters
- Mini letter hunt with a magnifying glass
- Kinetic sand letters
- Crystallized letters
- Letter hop
- Yarn wrapped letters
- Letter tic-tac-toe
- Rainbow letters