Practice the Alphabet and Phonics with Scattergories

(I originally wrote this post when Edison was a toddler. This activity was fantastic for practicing the alphabet and phonics. Now that he is in preschool, we are still getting a lot out of it. Even though he knows his alphabet, the game is great for phonics practice and we have modified it to help with vocabulary too!) I have a lot of board games left over from when I was a kid, and I just can’t wait until my son is old enough to enjoy them. Lately, I have started adapting some of the games to work for younger…

Alpha-Ball Alphabet Activity

Edison and I discovered this alphabet activity together. We were going through our grown-up games trying to think of ways that a child could play with them when we came upon our Scattergories game. Obviously, he is too young to play the real game, but it happens to come with a 20 sided die with alphabet letters on it. My son rolls the die across the floor, tells me the letter, and we try to think of something that starts with that letter. He gets to burn some energy, practice his alphabet and phonics, while I make dinner or pick…