The roll the dice, cover a letter game that we did for Rr week was such a hit with the girls that I repeated it for Qq week, except I made sure there were more spaces to cover this time.
To make this game, simply cut out squares (or whatever shape you'd like). Write a lowercase q on half of the squares and an uppercase Q on the other half. Glue the squares to a larger piece of paper, alternating the upper and lowercase letters.
To play the game, each player is given one playing board and a pile of quarters. The first player rolls the die and covers that amount of letter Qq's on their playing board with quarters. Then the play goes to the next player. The first player to cover her board wins. So simple, but the girls seem to really enjoy this game.
this fun project that they were doing. From January until May, they are collecting money to give to an orphan assistance agency. When I learned that they were doing this project I thought it'd be perfect for us too. It'd be a way to continue our "Better to Give..." lesson as well as stay connected to our friends. This project is especially dear to us as many of our homeschool friends were once orphans themselves or their families are in the process of adopting orphans.
I gave each of the girls a jar and some stickers. They had so much fun decorating the jars. Once they were done, I gave them each some quarters to put in their jar. Eventually, we will be filling the jars with other coins/bills as well, but for now we wanted to tie the project in with our quarter theme!
Over the past couple of days, I have been trying to explain to the girls (especially Arin) what an orphan is. She cannot wrap her four-year old mind around the fact that not everyone has a mom and dad or enough food to eat, toys to play with, etc. Yesterday, she suggested that we buy the orphans a television so they can watch kid shows. Funny little girl. I told her that I'm sure they would love a tv, but food and clothes were more important. So as she was decorating her money jar, she asked if she could send the kids a snack along with the money. She is sweet and her heart is in the right place even if she can't fully understand what an orphan is.