HAPPY FRIDAY! Kids Learning Games

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Happy Friday and Happy Fall! Here comes the time where we all begin spending a little more time indoors. 

I love this time of year and it takes me back to when the kids were little and we were homeschooling! Even when we weren't learning, I was trying to find fun ways to teach them the things they'd need to know. 

Here is a fun way to help your younger ones learn and/or practice reading. If you or your child love crafts, this project is a bonus! 

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Fall Fill-in-the-Blank Word Game
This missing letter activity is a great way to help your child learn the alphabet and it'll help build her vocabulary and letter recognition skills. Help your child get in the mood for fall and try to help her figure out which letters are missing!

What You Need:
  • Poster board
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Printer paper

What You Do:

  1. Help your child load printer paper into your printer.
  2. Then, take over duties and hop on the Internet.
  3. Use a search engine to locate royalty free clip art.
  4. Find 10 pieces of clip art associated with the fall. For example, you could look up cornucopia, cornstalk, scarecrow, pumpkin, turkey or whatever other fall-themed words for your little wordsmith to figure out. 
  5. Then, compile all the pieces of clip art into a single PDF or Word document. 
  6. Print the document off.
  7. Help your child use the scissors to carefully cut out each piece of clip art.
  8. Then, with the marker, help her evenly divide the poster board into 10 different sections. 
  9. Next, encourage her to apply the glue stick to the back of each cut out piece of clip art. 
  10. Have her stick one clip art in each of the ten sections on the poster board.
  11. Allow the glue to dry completely.
  12. Taking over duties, neatly write out what each item is below the clip art picture, but leave several blanks. For instance, for a picture of a pumpkin, you could write this below it:   P__mp__i__
  13. Or, if you picked out a scarecrow, you could write this below it:   __car__c__ow
  14. To begin, she should look at the pictures in each section.
  15. Then, she should look at the blank letters available.
  16. Challenge her to figure out what each picture is and neatly fill in the missing letters.
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