Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DIY Letter Card Game


We are continuing to try and find fun ways to identify vowels and consonants.  Recently, we played a vowels vs consonant game which was a quick set up and helpful in teaching the difference between these letters.

My 4 year old has a recent interest in card games so I thought making a DIY letter card game would be enticing.  This game is super easy to put together and although we used cardstock any paper would do.  

I chose to use this cardstock that we already had on hand because of the thickness and durability. Other than paper the only other thing needed is a marker!  Then it's time to play.....

Since this was the first time playing this game I included only about 10 consonants and of course all the vowels.  To give our game a bit more of a challenge I wrote the uppercase AND lowercase letters for the vowels in the game.  

The object is similar to the card game, Slap Jack.  In Slap Jack you simply 'slap the jack' as soon as you see it.  In this case, we determined at the start of the hand if we would be slapping vowels or consonants and then slapped only those cards as we put them down.  

In this hand we were slapping consonants and here's the little Miss counting her winnings!

My daughter had a blast playing this game as you can tell here........

Something so simple turned out to be alot of fun and we have taken these cards out quite a bit over the past few weeks!


16 comments:

  1. This is perfect for my 5 year old- thanks for sharing at Intentional Parenting!

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    1. That's great! And it's so simple that anybody can put this together in a matter of minutes!

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  2. Card games are always fun. I look forward to playing this one with my preschooler.

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  3. Oh nice.and shes learning letters too.

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    1. ....and having fun - a win, win! Thanks for stopping by Otilia!

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  4. Awesome. I love the picture of your daughter having so much fun with the game. I really like games that are truly fun.

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Seeing that smile and hearing her laugh all while learning....can't beat it!

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  5. So cute. Love that big laugh!

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    1. Me too, Sarah! It's the best when they can have that much fun while learning!

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  6. What a great idea! Thank you for linking up with the Frugal Family Linky!

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  7. What a simple and fun to play.I need to try this with my 6 year old now.

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    1. Aly, it is definitely simple and fun! Slapping the letters just cracked my daughter up!

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  8. This is such a simple idea. Thanks for sharing, stopping by from Sunday's Best Link Up Party

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    1. Hi Kelly! yes so simple and lots of fun!

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