Today I thought of another use for Bananagrams. I have been taking care of a 2 and 4 year old after school a few days a week and today they finally started roaming the house looking for toys. Clearly we have none suitable for that age group. After a few minutes searching the living room, they found Bananagrams. The only rules were that the tiles have to stay on the blanket. Pretty simple.
|I've never seen 5 Skittles last so long as they do with her.|
After looking through and touching almost every single letter, I decided to make it educational (it's the preschool teacher in me). I grabbed a piece of notebook paper and wrote every letter of the alphabet down. Then I chose one tile and asked her to match it with one letter on the paper. She did great; did it even faster on her second turn.
It was an activity they both enjoyed doing and took all of 1 minute to prepare. The colored blanket helped too.
|That would be the cat's ribbon that he loves to play with.|
After we matched the letters on the paper we sorted them onto different colored circles.
Bananagrams now has a new purpose!