My baby girl just started kindergarten. That absolutely blows my mind. How did my baby get so big? She loves going to school. I knew she would because she has always loved learning. And it comes easy for her. She picks up new skills so quickly.
She already knows her capital letters and some of her lower case letters, so we have been working helping her recognize the lower case. I want to make sure it is fun for her, so we have made it a game.
We recently picked up some of our favorite cereals because of the Bonus Box Tops on them. Box Tops is a way for the kids’ school to earn extra money, 10 cents for each top, to use for whatever they want. One year our school used it for new playground equipment. The Box Tops are on many of our favorite foods. Right now, there is even a promotion that has extra bonus box tops on it. It is a fun way for the kids to help out their school, get some of their favorite treats and play a game that helps them learn.
Start by doing a search online for letters to print. You can ever draw your own. Since we are working on lower case letters, I print out a sheet that has all of the capital letters on them that I can up into small squares.
Then I print out one larger lower case letter. We are working on “a” right now. Willow fills her bowl with her favorite cereal.
Then she needs to find the capital letter that matches then lower case letter that she is working on. Once she has made the match, she gets to fill in the letter with her cereal.
Besides getting her to learn her letters, and getting to eat the cereal, there is another incentive for Willow. See, if she gets her letter right for 3 or more days in a row, she gets the Box Top for her class.
Our school offers the class that gets the most box tops in a marking period something special. It is usually something like an extra recess or a movie in their class. So my kids fight over who gets to take the Box Tops into school. I like to give them learning incentives to earn the Box Tops for their class.
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