Wednesday, April 25, 2012
While looking for pretty paper printouts for the girls to use for letter writing, I found some dandelion stationery that was too perfect to pass up as inspiration for a family spelling challenge.
First of all, I printed a few full sheets of the stationery (at least I guess it's stationery, I found the image - here).
I saved the image to my computer as well, and cropped it, so I could print out an individual flower (I found wallet size worked best) to spell out the word "dandelion", with one letter per flower.
I "laminated" the flowers with contact paper, so they'd hold up...
...and then called each child to the table, one at a time, and gave them a sheet of the stationary to list out all the words they could spell from the letters of "dandelion". The Man of the House even gave it a try. After we had eliminated all the duplicate words, Boggle-style, the one with the most, correctly spelled, words remaining was the winner.
It's an old game...
...but the dandelions added a fun "almost summer" twist.
It's great to be a homeschooler.