Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Learning Games

We love to play learning games at our house.
Our new favorite game is to play vocabulary flash cards on road trips.

Hayden loves to learn too.

Here are a couple of things I've done to help him learn various things.

Alphabet rocks
Uppercase on one side

Lowercase on the other....ignore D...the lowercase D fell off and has since run away

I saw a variation of these rocks HERE and I knew they would be a perfect way for Hayden to see and feel the letters.

We have fun making words and sorting the letters into color groups.

Family Photo Album

This may look like an ordinary album, BUT....inside is something a lot more fun.

Pictures of far away loved ones!

My brother Kyle, who is serving in the Army in Oklahoma

My parents, who live in Utah

And....my grandparents, who also live in Utah

I also have pictures of my brother Josh and his family and some relatives from Jake's family.

We are visiting my family in August, so this will be a great way for Hayden to know who they all are before we get there.

Hayden loves flipping through the book and pointing out who everyone is!

P.S. Family members - If you want your picture in Hayden's book,
PLEASE send me a head shot photo of yourself.

I would love to have everyone in his book!


I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Brandy - Your rocks turned out perfectly. Talk about a steady hand! Nice work. I hope he loves them. Thanks for sharing this with me!


Charity said...

What great ideas! I've been wanting to make some of those alphabet rocks, too. You did an awesome job :)

Kristen said...

Oh my! I love the rocks idea! I have been looking for the perfect alphabet book or hands-on SOMETHING to work with my son with. This is a fantastic idea! And I love how you double it up with the color grouping! I don't know where I'm going to find the rocks though...not much of that here. I guess I'll have to hit the craft store! Shucks (not!). =)

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, I love these projects! Those alphabet rocks are fantastic and the memory album so sweet. Thanks for stopping by my blog during The Twinery + PSA Essentials Blog Hop!

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

So many fun ideas!! Love those alphabet rocks!