Monday, February 16, 2009

Zap

Before we talk about Zap, let's talk about the fact that it is 3ish in the afternoon, and Rubie's hair still looks like this...


Now, onto Zap. Zap is a game we play. It is a perfect game for a rainy afternoon. I thought I would write about it here to share it with all my friends with small children. I use it in my classroom all the time. Here is how you play - 1. write each letter on a tongue depressor, and put them in a cup. Thanks, Telemundo for the cup (you have cups like these when your husband is a soccer fan). Then on 5 more tongue depressors, write Zap.

Then, the first player (that's me, of course), pulls a stick out of the cup. If they can read the letter (turns out, I can), they get to keep it. If they can't read it, it goes back into the cup...

Now, it's Rubie's turn...

If you pull the Zap stick, you have to put all of your sticks back into the cup and start over (sniff). This game is never ending - which is good so that you can practice letters over and over.

Rubie really likes this game...

Apparently, she has been watching Saturday Night Live...

Because the game is never ending, our game usually ends when Rubie starts doing things like this...

Zap can be used with any concept- letters, sounds, sight words, math facts, etc.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the tip. I don't own any tongue depressors, but maybe I'll improvise.

Jennifer said...

We did these with the sounds of letters and she knew them all except Q. What's the next step?

Jeanne said...

Julie great ideal I'm going to use this in my Sunday School class to help them learn the memory verse.Rubie is a cutie.

Christi said...

Great idea...must add tongue depressors to my shopping list :)!