Sometimes I spend hours trying to come up with some kind of activity that will stimulate, motivate and most importantly keep them busy learning! But it doesn't quite work.
Today I was just puddling when I had this brainwave... My kids LOVE playing cards and they enjoy write the room as part of my literacy activities. So I combined the two of them! Brillance... I KNOW!! :-)
They had to take the top card of the deck, and whatever the number was (J,Q,K A all mean more than 10 letters) they had to find a word in our room with that many letters and write it down.
They LOVED it... there was lots of discussion about the words they were finding, and trying to decode some of them as well using a range of strategies.
It was fantastic to watch! Brilliant infact!
And the best thing... didn't cost me a cent! I just grabbed the cards from the maths box and away they went!
I do have photos to share some other things we have been doing... but they are on my camera at school!
What brilliant activities have you stumbled across?