My blogging friend Amanda and her business partner, Kim, just released an amazing new book, 100 Fun & Easy Learning Learning Activities For Kids. This book is absolutely filled to the brim with amazing interactive activities for kids. I was lucky enough to receive a copy from the publisher so that I could write an honest review for you! Even better, they are allowing me to share one of the activities from the book, so that you can see the quality for yourselves.
Before we get to the activity, I want to say that I have been super impressed with this book. The activities cover such a wide spectrum of early learning skills such as letters, sight words, writing, math and science. The varying activities also appeal to individual learning styles by incorporating a variety of fine and gross motor movements. Each activity even has a “Game Variations” section with ideas on how to customize the activity for your child. (affiliate links below)
Another thing I love about these 100 Fun & Easy Learning Activities for Kids is that you don’t need a ton of expensive materials to get them set up. All the activities use items that you likely already have around your house such as string, Legos, paper clips, cardboard, rocks, scissors, markers and more. It really doesn’t get better than that.
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Now, it is my pleasure to share 1 of these amazing activities with you!
Zip Line Letters
(This activity has been reprinted, with permission from the book publisher, from 100 FUN & EASY LEARNING GAMES FOR KIDS, by Amanda Boyarshinov and Kim Vij)
- Tag board squares (one piece of paper will make 20)
- Black permanent marker
- Paper clips
Directions to Make
1. Write one uppercase letter on each tag board square until all the letters have been used.
2. Bend the paper clip to create a hook.
3. Tape the paper clip hook to the back of each letter square, making sure that one half is sticking out of
the top of the square.
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Directions to Play
1. Tie one end of the yarn to a solid stationary object, such as the handle of a closed door. Hold the other
in your hand.
2. Slide a letter card and hook onto the yarn near your hand. Pull the yarn tight.
3. Raise your arm and watch the letter soar.
4. As the letter zips across the room, make its sound. Example: BBBBB, MMMMM or
5. Build another zip line parallel to the first.
6. Invite a friend or family member to race letters.
– String the letters on in order or zoom your name.
– Put three or more letters together on the zip line to spell a word.
– Pictures with beginning word sounds can zip after the letters.
– Use all lowercase or even making a set of both and matching the letters before zooming.