Saturday, February 08, 2014

Boredom Buster Games

'Message in a Bottle' about 'Story Starter in a Bottle'.

I've got yet another literacy based activity idea for you and it's perfect for all ages! All you need is an old jar!!

Write or type various story starters on several pieces of paper and store them in a time the kids say they're bored have them pick a story starter from the jar :)

~Happy Reading! ~D

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Mystery Bag??!!

A Mystery Bag is yet another great way to promote and sustain literacy in children of all ages!

Collect a few items from around the house and place them in a bag. 

Close the bag up and have the kids take turns in putting one hand in -no peeking- and try to guess what's in there.  Encourage children to use descriptive words i.e. soft, fluffy, pointy, etc. You can also take this opportunity to introduce new vocabulary :)

Literacy goes well beyond the pages of a book!

Have fun! ~D